Preheat oven to 350°. Line a rimmed baking sheet and an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper cut large enough to come up all four sides of pan.
In a medium bowl, stir together oats, nuts, and syrup. Spread mixture onto baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through. The mixture should be lightly browning (not dark brown).
Meanwhile, mash banana in a small bowl and stir in applesauce.
Once oat mixture is toasted, pour back into medium bowl and add cranberries, mango, kiwi, flaxseed, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to mix well, and then stir in banana mixture. Once completely mixed, transfer to prepared 8×8-inch pan. Smooth top by pressing down with a rubber spatula.
Bake for 35 minutes, or until bars are browning and pulling away slightly from pan sides. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes; then remove by pulling up on the parchment paper. Once cooled to room temperature, cut into bars. Store in an airtight container.
Chewy Fruit Granola Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 207Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Total Carbohydrates 34g11%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.