Healthy Cranberry Cherry Granola Bars

Healthy Cranberry Cherry Granola Bars

Naturally Sweetened Healthy Granola Bars

I love making these granola bars for my kids’ lunchboxes! For this combination, I used dried cherries and cranberries and mixed them together with a  variety of nuts and seeds to give them a perfect granola bar texture. There is only one tablespoon of added natural sweetener, but that is all these bars need. They are slightly sweet and chewy, but still with a little crunch.

A little hint: the trick to getting these right is to really pack them down tightly in the pan before baking.

The best part about this recipe is that it can be made so many different ways. You could do chocolate chips and raisins, ginger and dried apples, or dried pineapple and coconut for a tropical flair! Hmm…I better get back in the kitchen!


Healthy Cranberry Cherry Granola Bars

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Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 12 bars

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut

  • ½ cup raw sunflower seeds

  • 1 cup chopped almonds

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries (no sugar added), chopped

  • 1/3 cup dried cherries (no sugar added), chopped

  • Dash of salt

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Stir together eggs, vanilla and honey in a small bowl until well combined.

  3. Stir together shredded coconut, sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, cranberries, cherries, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.

  4. Pour egg mixture into bowl with dry ingredients. Stir well to combine. Pour into a parchment paper lined 9’’x9’’ pan and press down evenly so it is tightly packed.

  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool completely then cut into 12 bars.


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