Beananza Bars

Preparation Time: 10 to 15 minutes,
Baking Time: 20 to 25 minutes

32 to 36 bars


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup natural wheat and barley cereal (Grape Nuts)
  • 1 can (15 ounces each) Pinto or Great Northern beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged Pinto or Great Northern beans, rinsed, well drained, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup dark raisins
  • 3/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or almonds
  • 7 tablespoons melted margarine
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Combine flour, brown sugar, oats, cereal, beans, raisins, dates, coconut, and walnuts in large bowl. Add remaining ingredients, mixing well. Press mixture evenly into greased 13×9-inch baking pan.

Bake at 350º F. until bars are browned and firm to touch in center, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting.

1 2/3 cups low-fat granola cereal can be substituted for oats and natural wheat and barley cereal. Use a pastry cutter to chop beans quickly and easily.


Amount Per Serving

Cals: 134 From Fat: 27

Total Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 103mg

Total Carb: 23g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Sugars: na

Protein: 2g