I found this granola bar recipe on Pinterest and stole it.
The cost is around $5 for the batch depending on what kind of nuts you add. I cut mine into 10 bars so the cost is about 50 cents a bar.
1 bar is about 110 calories, 15 g. of carbs (7 g sugar), 5 g fat, 3 g of protein.
Here is the recipe:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together 3/4 cup of applesauce (I used cinnamon flavored - yum!) and 1 ripe banana.
On a baking sheet, toast 28 crushed almonds and 6 tablespoons of coconut (I skipped this step and just added them to the mix).
Add the remaining ingredients:
1/2 cup dried fruit (I added dried cranberries)
1 cup uncooked oats
8 tablespoons of flax seed
Mix all ingredients together. Moisten your fingers well and start packing the mixture into a baking pan (I lined mine with foil so it wouldn't stick). The mixture should be the thickness of a granola bar. I used a 9" x 12" pan since I didn't have a square pan. The mixture would fit perfectly in a 9" x 9" pan.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown on top. Then allow to cool and cut into bars.
These will last for about 1 week in a tupperware container in the fridge.
I made my husband his own batch using honey and peanut butter instead of the banana & applesauce and he loved them. They didn't stick as well but he added the broken crumbles into pudding.