Organic Cranberry + Almond Granola Bar Recipe

Monday


 Our lives are about to get really, really busy. It's almost wedding season + we're planning a few road trips in the next few months. During such a busy time, the last thing I want to do is drain my energy with greasy, heavy, fast food. These granola bars are perfect to make in advance and pack for the road; whether to munch on in between photos at a wedding or for a-pick-me up during a hike. They are full of protein and natural sugars to give you a boost of energy.


Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups of whole oats
1 cup chopped almonds
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup of honey
1/4 cup almond milk (can substitute applesauce but it makes it a more spongy texture)
1 banana

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Begin by mixing all of the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.

In a separate bowl, smash the banana until it's a smooth, even texture. Mix in the honey and almond milk.

Combine the two bowls, stirring thoroughly.

Firmly pack the mixture into a baking pan. Pan size depends on how thin or thick you want the bars to be. I used a 4x6 inch pan.

Bake them for 25-30 minutes. 25 for a softer texture, 30 for a more crisp and crunchy texture.

Let them cool to room temperature, followed by cutting them into 8-12 bars. 

To store, wrap them tightly in clear plastic wrap, and keep them in a dry, cool place. These have a shelf life of one week.




23 comments:

  1. Oh my, this looks fantastic. I'm always looking for new little healthy snacks. Thanks for sharing Kinsey! Have a wonderful Monday :)

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  2. uuuh, this looks yummy, I defiantly need to try this out one day :)

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  3. These look delicious! Maybe I'll try my hand at making these instead of regular granola bars from the store!

    ♥Brooke
    http://youreinbrookelynn.blogspot.com/

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  4. A granola bar with only 6 ingredients? I'm sold. These look delicious, and I'm a huge fan of crunchy almonds and sweet cranberries in granola bars.

    M.

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  5. These look wonderfully delicious (of course it doesn't hurt that I love cranberry and almond in just about anything :) ). Yum!

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  6. Looks delicious! homemade granola bars / homemade granola is on my list of things to make! Maybe I'll try this recipe ;)

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  7. You wouldn't happen to have the nutritional info on these would you?

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    1. Hi Karis!

      Since all the ingredients are basic, organic products, you can easily find them by searching Google. Just type in, "nutritional facts for XXX" and it should pop right up!

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  8. These look amazing! And your right way better then grabbing fast food.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  9. They look healthy and delicious , have to try making them.

    xo Meg

    http://meghansilva.blogspot.com

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  10. oh my this is amazing! pinned it + will try these! i love the use of banana too!

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  11. These look great! I usually try to avoid store bought granola bars because they have lot of sugar in them but I love how these only have naturally occurring sugars. I will have to give these a try.

    -Emily

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  12. yum these look good! just wanted to say thanks for your last hair tutorial, I did my hair like that on the weekend for an event and got so many compliments :)

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  13. kinsey!! i was just wanting to make granola bars today with banana, but didnt find any recipes i liked... and then i read your blog. too fun! thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Loving this organic series you are doing! I have been wanting to start making more items you would normally buy at the store and these are giving me motivation! thanks!
    Jordyn
    theprettylovelyblog.blogspot.com

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  15. Yum! Such a wonderful alternative to processed granola bars!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    juliettelaura.blogspot.com

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  16. they look yummy and like British flapjacks, which aren't pancakes but are awesome (despite not being pancakes).

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  18. these look fantastic, thanks for sharing the recipe! i just wanted to let you know how much i love your (semi) new layout on your blog!! xo

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  19. These look amazing! I've been looking for a good granola recipe. Totally gonna try this! :)

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  20. Kinsey! I just made these and they are amazing :) thank you for the simple and delicious recipe. love all of your creations! xoxo

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