Sunday, January 22, 2017

Peanut-Butter Granola Bars

Peanut-Butter Granola Bars

  1 large egg white 
 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 
 1/2 cup light brown sugar 
 1/2 cup natural-style peanut butter 
 1/4 teaspoon salt 
 1/2 cup sliced almonds 
 1/2 cup dried cranberries 
 1/2 cup old fashioned oats 
 1 tablespoon water                



 1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. 

 2. Line an 8 inch square baking pan with two criss-crossed 
rectangles of parchment paper, leaving a 2-3 inch overhang 
at opposite ends. 

 3. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, almonds and cranberries.

 4. In a small saucepan, whisk together oil, brown sugar, 
peanut butter, cinnamon, salt and water over low heat until 
the sugar has dissolved, about 5-7 minutes. Let cool slightly; 
whisk in egg white.

 5. Pour over oat mixture; stir until moistened. Spread evenly in 
bottom of pan, smooth the top.

 6. Bake until top is firm, about 25-30 minutes. Let cool about 10 minutes. 
Lift out of the pan using paper overhangs as handles. Let cool completely, 
cut into bars.

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