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Cranberry Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars

Cranberry Pumpkin Spice Granola Baras

These Cranberry Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars are nut-free and loaded with oats, cranberries and pumpkins seeds. They only require 8 ingredients and take just 20 minutes to make! And with lots of fibre and clean eating ingredients likeĀ gluten-free oats, quinoa, pumpkin seed butter and coconut palm syrup, they are perfect for weekly meal prepping.

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 14 inch long rectangular tart pan.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the oats, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, and pumpkin spice. Stir in cranberries. (See note).
  3. In a small microwavable bowl, add the pumpkin seed butter and coconut palm syrup. Microwave for 15 seconds and stir until well combined. Pour onto the oat mixture and stir until combined. (You may need to get your hands in there!)
  4. Firmly press mixture into tart pan and bake for 12 minutes or until edges are browned.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool in pan on cooling rack for 3-4 hours. Remove from pan and cut into 10-12 pieces. Store in an airtight container on the counter.

Notes

  1. You can buy pumpkin spice at Bulk Barn, but it is only available seasonally. In the off-season, I make my own pumpkin spice by using cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves and nutmeg. I follow this recipe at The Pioneer Woman.
  2. I like to stir in the cranberries after I’ve mixed up the other dry ingredients with the pumpkin spice. The pumpkin spice tends to stick to the cranberries so waiting to add them minimizes this and more evenly distributes the spice.
  3. Allowing these bars to cool in the pan for a few hours will ensure they firm up and will be easier to cut into pieces. After they fully cool, I usually wrap them in plastic wrap and wait until the next day to cut them.