Cranberry Prune Granola Bars

This high energy snack is full of natural, wholesome ingredients! They are chewy, wholesome and healthy. Not to mention, so easy and quick - they take less than 30 Minutes to whip up!

 

I love granola bars. However they are usually overpriced and contain lots of sugar and other not-so-guilt-free ingredients. 

 

They are highly adaptable using whatever you have on hand. You could add nuts or other dry or fresh fruit or maybe even some chocolate chips for a bit more sweetness. Just keep in mind that, if you add larger ingredients, you should chop them up a bit. My rule of thumb is, it should be about the size of a raisin or smaller. That way you can cut the bars easier and as small as you prefer. 

 

Hope you enjoy them! 

Cranberry Prune Granola Bars

Makes about 9 to 10 large Bars. 

 

Ingredients

 

  • 2.5 cups rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1 large banana
  • 1/2 cup dried prunes
  • 3-4 chopped dried prunes
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

 

Instructions

 

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Prepare a 8x8 inch (20x20 cm) or a 4x13 inch (10x35 cm) baking pan.
  2. Blend the banana and 1/2 cup dried prunes until smooth.
  3. In a large bowl mix together the banana-prune mixture, maple syrup and cinnamon and whisk until combined.
  4. Stir in oats, making sure all of the oats are well moistured. Add more maple syrup if needed.
  5. Add raisins, cranberries and chopped prunes.
  6. Press mixture into the prepared baking pan, making sure it is evenly distributed and tightly packed.
  7. Bake for 25 to 30 Minutes. Cool for at least 1 hour or overnight befor cutting into squares or rectangles.

 

 

basic granola recipe adapted from sallysbakingaddiction.com

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