Toasted Oat Granola Bars Toasted Oat Granola Bars

Author: Canadian Living

Toasting the oats and coconut adds a tasty twist to fruit-and-seed bars.

  • Portion size 24 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2009



In large skillet, toast oats and coconut over medium heat, stirring often, until golden, about 7 minutes. Transfer to large bowl; let cool.

Stir in chopped dates and apricots, cranberries and sunflower and sesame seeds; set aside.

In saucepan, bring butter, brown sugar, honey and corn syrup to boil over medium-high heat; boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Let cool for 1 minute. Pour over oat mixture, stirring to coat.

Scrape into parchment paper–lined 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) metal cake pan, pressing firmly with back of spoon.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack. Cut into bars. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 5 days.)

Nutritional facts Per piece: about

  • Sodium 51 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 204.0
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Cholesterol 14 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 28 g


  • Iron 9.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
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Toasted Oat Granola Bars