Wild Ontario Blueberry Granola Bars

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Preparation Time 5 minutes Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 granola bars Cost Per Serving $0.40
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2 cupsRolled Oats
1/2 cupWheat Germ (or Bran Flakes)
1 cupWild Ontario Blueberries
1/2 cupDried Apricots (or any other dried food), roughly chopped
1/4 cupHoney (or Agave nectar)
2 TbspAlmond Butter
1/4 cupHemp Seeds (or sunflower seeds)
2 TbspPumpkin Puree or Apple Sauce
1/2 cupAlmonds, sliced
1 tspCinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a 9 x 9 glass baking dish with parchment paper.
  3. Combine all ingredients well in a food processor or by hand.
  4. Spread into the baking dish evenly.
  5. Bake for about 25 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Allow to cool, and with a sharp knife cut into desired sizes.
  7. Wrap in plastic wrap or freeze for storage.


  • Oat fibre helps lower LDL (unhealthy or “lousy”) cholesterol, which is a risk factor for heart disease. In one study, eating oats every day was associated with an average LDL reduction of 7%.
  • Studies in animals suggest that beta-glucan, a type of carbohydrate found in oats, may prevent cancer cells from growing. Other preliminary research suggests that beta-glucan may activate cancer-fighting cells such as T-cells and natural killer cells.
  • Omega 3 fatty acids are often lacking in the North American diet. These fats have anti-inflammatory effects and reduce the amount of clotting in the blood. To increase the omega 3s in this recipe, choose rich sources such as walnuts, hemp seeds, chia or Salba seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and/or wheat germ.