granola bars

Healthy trail mix granola bars

These little babies pack a big punch, with loads of  healthy nuts, wheatgerm, oats, coconut and the sweet taste of cranberries.  They are crunchy from the nuts, yet soft and chewy at the same time, and are great for an energy boosting snack .

Granola bars

granola bars

Perfect for healthy lunch box treats or to take on the road with you, I cant stress how easy they are to make.

I made these with pecans and walnuts, with my favourite cranberries, but you could replace the cranberries with raisins if you wish.  Once the nuts are chopped its as simple as putting all the dry ingredients into a bowl, adding the nuts and cranberries and  then mixing in the heated almond butter, coconut oil and vanilla. Then bake for 30 minutes. So easy, so simple and so delicious.

Granola bars

Enjoy your Sunday where ever your path may lead you.

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Healthy trail mix granola bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Servings: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup oatmeal or almond meal
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup dessicated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat ovan to 175ºC/250ºF.
  2. Line a 20cmx20cm pan with baking paper and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients together - oats, oatmeal, coconut sugar, wheatgerm, coconut, salt and cinnamon.
  4. Chop pecans, walnuts and add to dried cranberries, mix into the dry ingredients.
  5. Melt coconut oil in a small pan together with almond butter. Remove from stove and add the vanilla extract.
  6. Mix all together with a wooden spoon and press firmly into baking tray.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool slightly before lifting from the baking tray onto a wire rack to cool.
  9. Before completely cooled, cut into squares.

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply ratna November 2, 2015 at 2:50 AM

    Around three in the afternoon, I have a craving for something crunchy. These babies look very promising. I even have all the ingredients in my pantry except coconut sugar, do I look for that in the baking section? Thanks Ev..

    • Reply Shades of Cinnamon November 2, 2015 at 5:26 AM

      Hi Ratna, I usually get my coconut sugar at the Health Shop, but quite honestly you can use any sugar in these. I just used coconut for the healthier option. I love it when I have all the ingredients sitting in my pantry, so use the sugar you have. Enjoy xxx

  • Reply Shauna November 3, 2015 at 7:13 AM

    I made these yesterday and they were delicious. Thanks this is a great recipe

  • Reply PennyP November 3, 2015 at 7:14 AM

    Yummy – I love soft bars and this fitted the crunchy nut and soft criteria

  • Reply Sally November 3, 2015 at 7:16 AM

    How do you manage to make everything look so scrumptious. I will definitely try these ones.

  • Reply Georgina November 4, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    Yum, yum, Ev! I don’t know why, but as soon as I saw those beautiful images of your bars I wanted to make them for a picnic with my kids. Yes, they are also perfect for a lunch box. Thanks for sharing another great and easy recipe!

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