Smart Bars

3
3
3
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
40 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
32
Difficulty
Easy

Ingredients

cooking spray

1 spray(s)

dried mixed fruit

1½ cup(s), such as apricots, cranberries, and raisins

quick cooking rolled oats

1 cup(s), or old-fashioned (rolled) oats

sunflower seeds

½ cup(s), unsalted variety

toasted wheat germ

½ cup(s)

chopped pecans

½ cup(s), or walnuts

non-fat instant dry powdered milk

½ cup(s)

white whole wheat flour

¼ cup(s)

ground cinnamon

1 tsp

table salt

½ tsp

banana(s)

1 medium, ripe, cut into chunks

egg(s)

2 large

maple syrup

cup(s), pure

vanilla extract

1 tsp

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9 x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Combine dried fruit, oats, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, pecans, dry milk, flour, cinnamon, and salt in food processor; pulse until dried fruit is finely chopped but not pureed. Add banana, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla; pulse just until combined.
  3. Transfer fruit mixture to prepared pan. With wet fingertips, press down to form even layer. Bake until bars are golden and firm to touch, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into 32 bars.
  4. Per serving: 1 bar

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