Apricot Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

[ 6 ] August 6, 2013 |

Apricot Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

The last time I made some Granola Bars, they seem to vanish pretty quickly.

For these amazing Apricot Chocolate Chip Granola Bars, I paired chopped apricots, chocolate chips and  dried coconut.

Feel free to substitute any dried fruit you’d like in these if you don’t have apricots or raisins on hand or are just feeling creative.

 

Apricot Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Coconut oil is often my go-to oil for cooking and baking.

Coconut oil is a great substitute for shortening, butter, margarine, or vegetable oil.

 

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Apricot Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped apricots
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly spray a 8x8 (or 9x9) baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together, brown sugar, flour, oats, sea salt, and baking powder.
  3. In another mixing bowl, add egg whites, applesauce, coconut oil and vanilla. Lightly stir to combine.
  4. Mix in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Don't overmix.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips, apricots and coconut. Mix gently.
  6. Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Bake for 15-18 minutes until sides are barely browning. Cool completely before cutting into squares. I waited 1 hour to cute into squares.

 
Marie Poulin
Marie Poulin is a passionate food blogger and professional personal chef who enjoys sharing her healthy, inventive, recipes. You can find her on social media and subscribe to her blog to receive instant blog updates and receive a free ebook, Tasty Quinoa Recipes!

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Category: Breakfast, Cookies/Bars, Snacks, Sweets

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  1. What a healthy looking bar that sounds delicious!

  2. Sabrina says:

    I was reading thru the instructions and number 10 looks to be out of place or is the ingredients just missing on the list? Let me know thanks

  3. Kathy says:

    Hi Marie,
    Could you use fresh apricots in this recipe rather than dried?

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