Soft & Chewy Lentil Granola Bars –

Soft & Chewy Lentil Granola Bars

  By lentilsorg    

July 19, 2015

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These are the no-sweat homemade granola bars you need in your life for school lunches!

  • Prep: 20 Minutes
  • Cook: 30 Minutes
  • 20 Minutes

    30 Minutes

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  • Yields: 18 bars


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 9x13-inch pan with nonstick spray. In a small saucepan of boiling water, cook the lentils for 10-15 minutes, until soft. Drain well and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, brown sugar, oat flour, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in the dried fruit, nuts, and seeds.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, peanut butter, honey, egg, and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients along with the cooked, drained lentils and stir until well combined and crumbly. Press into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until set and golden around the edges. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into bars.


¼ cup (60 mL) dry red lentils

1½ cups (375 mL) old-fashioned (large flake) or quick oats (not instant)

½ cup (125 mL) packed brown sugar

1/3 cup (75 mL) oat or barley flour

½ tsp (2 mL) salt

¼ tsp (1 mL) cinnamon

1 cup (250 mL) raisins, dried cranberries, cherries, chopped dried apricots or figs, or a combination

1 cup (250 mL) chopped walnuts, pecans, almonds, or a combination

¼ cup (60 mL) sunflower seeds

¼ cup (60 mL) pumpkin seeds

1/3 cup (75 mL) canola oil

1/3 cup (75 mL) peanut or almond butter

1/3 cup (75 mL) liquid honey, maple syrup, or golden syrup

1 large egg

2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 bar
Sodium105 mg
Potassium160 mg
Protein5 g
Cholesterol15 mg
Sugar18 g
Total Fat14 g
Saturated Fat1.5 g
Total Carbohydrates28 g
Dietary Fiber3 g