Lentil Granola Bars

Pureed lentils add protein to these homemade granola bars that are drizzled with milk chocolate. Shredded coconut is added for sweetness and terrific texture in these bars.
Granola bars made even healthier with added lentils.
Photo by Teresa F.
Granola bars made even healthier with added lentils.
Granola bars made even healthier with added lentils.

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

40

minutes

SERVINGS

20

servings

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

40

minutes

SERVINGS

20

servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3

    cup sweetened shredded coconut

  • 2

    cup quick cooking oats

  • 1

    cup brown sugar, lightly packed

  • 2/3

    cup bran buds

  • 1/2

    teaspoon cinnamon

  • 3/4

    cup lentils (drained and rinsed then pureed)

  • 1/2

    cup canola oil

  • 1

    egg beaten

  • 1/2

    teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/4

    cup semi-sweet chocolate chips melted

  • Note: one 398 ml can of lentils will be a double recipe

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl mix all dry ingredients. In another bowl mix lentil puree, eggs, oil and vanilla. Mix all ingredients together and mix until just moistened. Spread over 10x16 cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, or until lightly golden. While bars are still warm, drizzle melted chocolate over the bars and cut.

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