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High-Fiber Snack Bars

When hunger hits, reach for this healthier option


1 c. rolled oats
1 c. wheat flakes
1 c. sunflower seeds or chopped nuts
½ c. honey
1 c. dried cranberries
Pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 400 F. Spread oats, wheat flakes and seeds (or nuts) on a baking sheet. Bake until fragrant and starting to brown, about 10 minutes. Coat a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray. Cook honey in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, without stirring, until large foamy bubbles form and it starts to darken at the edges, two to four minutes. (The bubbles will start out small and increase to about ¾ inch or larger when the honey's done.) Immediately pour the toasted oat mixture into the honey, add cranberries and salt and stir until completely coated. Quickly press the granola into the prepared pie pan using a heat-resistant spatula coated with cooking spray. Let cool for 30 minutes. Cut into eight wedges and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Serves 8

Nutrition information per serving: 279 calories; 9 g fat (1 g saturated, 2 g monounsaturated); 0 mg cholesterol; 47 g carbohydrates; 27 g added sugars; 6 g protein; 5 g fiber; 20 mg sodium; 153 mg potassium

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Last Updated 04/10/2009