Honey Granola Squares

YIELD: 9 servings


3 cups - low-fat granola

3/4 cup - dried fruit (apples, apricots, cherries, cranberries or pears) finely chopped

1/2 cup - honey

1/4 cup - vegetable oil

3/4 teaspoon - vanilla extract

3 - egg whites lightly beaten


In a large bowl, mix together granola and dried fruit. In a small saucepan, heat honey, oil and vanilla over medium heat, stirring until honey is dissolved. Pour honey mixture over granola and mix until thoroughly coated. Pour egg whites over granola mixture; mix well. Pack mixture firmly into an 8-inch square nonstick baking pan. Bake at 325°F for 40 minutes or until deep golden brown. Place pan on a cooling rack; cool completely before cutting into squares, approximately 2-1/2-inches each.