3 cups quick oats
1/3 cup raw light brown sugar, packed
2 tbsp organic ground cinnamon
½ tsp salt
2/3 cup Smuckers all-natural chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup all-natural applesauce
1 tbsp 100% Pure Organic Madhava Light Agave Nectar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cage-free egg
8 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine oats, sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, mix together peanut butter, applesauce, agave, vanilla, and egg. If you have a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment. Slowly mix in dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips. Batter will be thick. Place wax paper on a 9″ x 13″ baking sheet and spread batter into a thin layer, approximately 1/2″ thick. Press down firmly and spread out so it is even.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until edges start to slightly brown. When done and cooled, cut into three horizontal sections and 9 vertical sections to make 27 bars.
Per granola bar: 110 calories, 13 g carbs, 5 g fat, 3 g protein, 1 g fiber, 6 g sugar.
Please note: I usually use all-natural/organic ingredients from Trader Joes or Whole Foods. Depending on the brands you select, the nutrition facts may need to be adjusted. If you want thicker or larger bars, use a smaller dish and adjust cooking time. Nutrition facts will need to be adjusted as well.