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    I have been auditioning granola bars for Archer, and I finally decided to make something in between the snack and the cereal: granola bark, a granola that forms a thin bar, and then is easily broken into smaller pieces. Two recipes come to mind as those that shock home cooks the first time they make them: mashed potatoes, for how much cream and butter is used, and granola, which also has a surprising amount of fat and much more sugar than expected in a healthful snack or breakfast. So I’ve cut back, opting for the lower-glycemic sweeteners like maple syrup and coconut sugar. I use olive oil, but other healthful fats, like coconut oil, would do just as well, and of course, butter is a delicious option. The egg white and plumped flax seeds help bind the granola and make it extra crispy, doing the job that additional sweetener often does. I enjoy this bark over yogurt with fruit for breakfast, and I include it in Archer’s lunchbox as a snack bar.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 3 cups/300g rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
    • 1 1/4 cups/175g almonds, chopped
    • 1 1/4 cups/60g unsweetened shredded coconut
    • 1/2 cup/80g flax seeds or chia seeds, whole or ground
    • 1/4 cup/35g sesame seeds
    • 1/2 cup/60g almond flour or hazelnut flour
    • 1/2 cup/120ml maple syrup or honey, or 1/4 cup/60ml of each
    • 1/2 cup/75g coconut sugar
    • 1/4 cup/60ml water
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/2 tsp sea salt
    • 1/3 cup/80ml olive oil or vegetable oil
    • 1 large egg white, whisked until frothy

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 16
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 254 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 17 g 25.72%
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g 25.91%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 83 mg 3.44%
    • Calcium: 38 mg 3.82%
    • Potassium: 154 mg 4.39%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 9.06%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 23 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 17.85%
    • Sugar: 7 g
    • Protein: 6 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 0.02%
    • Vitamin C 3.26%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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