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FLAX HEALTH BARS

FLAX HEALTH BARS
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Canadian
Serves: one 9 x 13 inch (23 x 33 cm) baking pan (30 bars)
 
These can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 2 months. Nutrition based on recipe using equal amounts or raisins, chocolate chips, coconut, chopped pecans and cran-raisins.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (250 mL) lightly packed brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup (150 mL) butter, softened
  • ½ cup (125 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups (500 mL) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup (75 mL) ground toasted flaxseed
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Special K (or similar) cereal
  • 1 cup (250 mL) old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup (250 mL) quick-cooking oats
  • ½ cup (125 mL) combination of raisins, chocolate chips, coconut, chopped nuts, cran-raisins, etc.
  • ⅓ cup (mL) whole toasted flaxseed
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) raw sunflower seeds
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F (180° C). Spray a 9 x 13 inch (23 x 33 cm) baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, cream together the brown sugar, butter, granulated sugar and vanilla.
  3. Continue beating, adding 1 egg at a time.
  4. Add the flour and ground flaxseed. Stir until well combined.
  5. Add the cereal, rolled oats, quick-cooking oats, raisin combination, whole flaxseed and sunflower seeds. Stir until uniform texture.
  6. Turn into the prepared pan.
  7. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack in the pan before cutting into bars.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 176 Fat: 7.4 g Saturated fat: 3.3 g Unsaturated fat: 3.6 g Carbohydrates: 24.9 g Sodium: 65 mg Fiber: 1.9 g Protein: 3.5 g Cholesterol: 25 mg

 

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