Monday, May 14, 2012

Glo's Lentil Granola Bar

A fellow RD recommended the Lentil Granola Bars on lentils.ca so I just had to try them!  Using lentil puree makes it so you don't even notice the lentils (in case you were worried).  I think I made mine too thin though and will use a smaller pan next time.  They were nice and sweet and a good recipe to add to my collection.

May is Love Your Lentils month in Canada, so be brave and start (or continue) to cook with this great pulse!  Plus don't forget to "Love" a dish daily  on loveyourlentils.ca for your chance to win a trip to beautiful Prince Edward Island to meet with celebrity Chef Michael Smith during Food Day Canada!  

Lentil Granola Bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (500 mL) quick-cooking rolled oats
  • ⅔ cup (150 mL) shredded coconut
  • 1 cup (250 mL) brown sugar, lightly packed
  • ⅓ cup (75 mL) All-Bran cereal
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) cinnamon
  • ¾ cup (175 mL) lentil purée
  • ½ cup (125 mL) canola oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) semi sweet chocolate chips, melted

Directions

  • 1) Preheat oven to 350°F (180˚C). Make sure rack is in centre of oven.
  • 2) In medium bowl, mix coconut, oats, brown sugar, cereal and cinnamon.
  • 3) Add lentil purée, oil, egg, and vanilla. Mix until dry ingredients are just moistened.
  • 4) Spread over a 10 ½ x 16 (25 x 40 cm) nonstick cookie sheet. Bake 30 minutes, or until lightly browned. While bars are still warm, drizzle chocolate over top and cut into 35 bars.
Thanks Gloria Tsang
Enjoy,

Steph Langdon (Wheler), RD
something nutrishus counselling & coaching
www.nutrishus.com

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