- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons reduced-fat peanut butter
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon fat-free evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1-1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
- 1/3 cup vanilla or white chips
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and allspice; add to the sugar mixture. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
- Press into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Score the surface with shallow cuts, making rectangular bars. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut along score lines. Yield: 2 dozen.
Reviews forWhite Chocolate Cranberry Granola Bars
"I make these as double batches and freeze them. I have a son who is severely allergic to peanuts-and granola bars are VERY difficult to find peanut free! I substitute almond, soy or sun butters for the peanut butter and use whole eggs instead of whites. They turn out great, and freeze wonderfully. I almost feel like I under-bake them, but they harden up as they cool. if you over bake them, they will be crumbly."
"These turned out really good. I changed a few things (as usual my husband would say). I used whole wheat pastry flour, brown puffed rice, cinnamon chips instead of white chocolate,and substituted the cranberries for dried cherries. I also didn't want to open an entire can of evaporated milk so I used fat free half and half instead. I also added a 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce to the recipe since so many reviewers stated it was too dry. Will make again!"
"I have made this recipe twice and everybody loved it. The granola bars disappeared very quickly. The second time I added some regular chocolate chips and it was just as good."
"These bars are great tasting, will make them again. Batter a little dry for mixing so I added a little milk, turned out great and very moist."
"Bars were rather dry. I'd also add more dried cranberries."
"There is a gluten free flour that you can buy to use instead of wheat flour. It works just as good."
"My daughter is gluten intolerent. What type of flour can be used instead of the wheat flour and the oats? Is it possible to use the rice flour or some other type of gluten free flour"
"There is a brand of "nut" butter made from chickpeas, it is for people with nut allergies. Check out www.peabutter.ca"