A healthy snack your kids will LOVE!!

My son is a very picky eater, to get him to eat anything healthy is a huge chore. I found a recipe today and made it my very own..and packed a whole bunch of nutritional goodness in them so you can feel good about your kids eating them and more importantly your kids will love them. These are also a great breakfast bar for grown ups on the go... just cut them into bigger pieces and head out the door !!

Pecan and Chocolate Power Bars
1 cup quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup whole-wheat Pastry flour or regular whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup canola oil
1 egg, beaten to mix
1 egg white
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
Cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, wheat germ, cinnamon and salt.
In another bowl, whisk together the honey, applesauce, oil, vanilla, egg and egg white until well combined. Stir in the oatmeal mixture until well combined. Add mini chocolate chips and pecans.
Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out
clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely and cut into 12 bars, about 4 by1 1/2 inches each.
Nutritional facts per serving ( 1 bar = 1 serving )
Calories 211.3; Total Fat 10.4 g; (Sat Fat 1.3 g, Mono Fat 2.7 g, Poly Fat 5.2 g) ; Protein 4 g; Carb 27.4 g; Fiber 2.8 g; Sugar 14.8 Cholesterol 18.4 mg; Sodium 60 mg
Excellent source of: Manganese
Good source of: Thiamin

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