Homemade Healthy Granola Bars

Ingredients

1 c old fashioned oats 1/2 c protein (I used Aria Protein in vanilla) 1/2 c wheat/barley nugget cereal (I used the Grape-Nuts knock off) 1/2 t ground cinnamon 2 egg whites, beaten 1/3 c unsweetened applesauce 1/4 c sugar-free syrup 1/4 c tightly chopped hazelnuts 2 T peanut butter (I used PB2)

Nutritional information

per bar: 83 calories ~ 12.8 g carbs, 5.3 g protein, 1.7 g fat & 1.6g fiber

Instructions

-Preheat oven to 325* -Cut parchment paper to fit the bottom of the 9in square dish or 2qt oblong Pyrex baking dish (7 in x 11 in), spray sides and bottom of dish with cooking spray. -Mix together oats, protein, cereal, cinnamon and hazelnuts in a bowl. -Beat with Cuisinart hand mixer the egg whites and add applesauce, syrup and peanut butter in separate bowl to mix thoroughly. -Combine dry with wet and mix. -Spread evenly in prepared dish -Bake for 25-30 min, allow to cool and cut into bars. -store in refrigerator