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Playgroup Granola Bars
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September 21, 2006

This is the best recipe that even comes close to the expensive store bought bars. I used 3 cups of Old Fashioned oats which gave it a beefer texture (I like). I also replaced the flour with whole wheat pastry flour. As for the oil, I've made it both ways, with and used applesauce as a substitute....I prefer the applesauce, but increased it to 1 cup. As suggested by other reviewers, I lowered the brown sugar to 1/2 c. I also replace the honey with Splenda. I used cranberries and walnuts instead of raisins, plus increased cinn. to 1t and added 1/4 t allspice as others suggested. To make them heart-healthy, I lowered the wheat germ to 1/4 c and added 1/4 c ground flax seed. MY husband and I love these...my 3 and 5 year old prefer dried blueberries in theirs. I've probably made these a dozen times, tweeking things each time.

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