May 28, 2011

Gluten Free Apple Butter Granola Bars

1/4    cup  Knudsen Organic Apple Butter
3/4    cup  Raw Almonds, sliced
1/2    cup  Walnuts, chopped
1/2    cup  Unsweetened Coconut,shredded
1/2    cup  Raisins
1/2    cup  Fructose or Xylitol
  2            Eggs, free range
1/4   cup  Ground Flax seed or Flaxmeal
1      TB   Vanilla, McCormick brand
1/8   tsp   Ground Cloves, McCormick brand
1 1/2 TB  Ground Cinnamon, McCormick brand
Extra ground cinnamon and cloves to sprinkle on top

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl stir together the apple butter, eggs, and vanilla.
Mix in the cinnamon, cloves, and fructose. Add the almonds, walnuts, coconut, and flax meal. Stir well to combine then add the raisins and stir until well mixed.
Spray 9 x 13 baking pan with oil. Spread applesauce mixture in pan using a spatula or knife. Generously sprinkle cinnamon and cloves on top.
Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes. Bars are done when edges begin to turn brown. Remove from oven. Cut when cool. Makes 12-16 bars


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