Saturday, July 9, 2011

Honey Mango Granola Energy Bars

This recipe was inspired by Barbara, and was posted on Ms. Latina's site. Barbara made hers with strawberry preserves, but I went with some mango marmalade I had in the fridge.

Honey Mango Granola Energy Bars
Serves 6

1/2 cup of honey
Cooking spray
1 egg white
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/4 cup of canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup coconut flakes
1 cup mango marmalade

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Spray a 7 by 10 ¾-inch nonstick baking pan with cooking spray. Lay a piece of parchment paper over the pan big enough to allow excess paper to hang over the sides. Spray parchment paper lightly with cooking spray.
3. In a medium bowl beat the egg white until frothy.
4. Stir in oats, honey, oil, vanilla extract and coconut flakes. Mix well.
5. Set aside ⅓ of the mixture.
6. With a rubber spatula spread the remaining mixture into the prepared baking pan, pressing lightly to form an even layer. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
7. Spread the marmalade over the crust of granola and sprinkle the remaining oat mixture over the preserves.
8. Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the preserve filling is bubbling on the edges.
9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least one hour. Cut into squares and enjoy!

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