Almond Meal and Cranberry Bars

Almond Meal and Cranberry Bars

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Almond Meal/Flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup wheat germ
  • ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp pure vanilla extract

Directions:

Mix together the almond meal, oats, coconut, wheat germ and sunflower seeds, spread evenly on a large rimmed baking sheet.

Turn oven on to 300°, place the baking sheet in the oven and toast for about 5 minutes until the top is turning golden, take out of the oven and stir, set aside.

Meanwhile in a small saucepan over medium-low, melt the butter, sugar, honey and salt for about 20 minutes. Take off the heat and add in the vanilla.

Transfer the dry ingredients back into a large mixing bowl, add the cranberries and the syrup, stir until mixed.

Spray a baking dish with cooking spray liberally, pack the mixture in.

As for time? My 8×8″ dish took about 40 minutes. I suspect a 9×13″ would take 20 minutes and give a more solid bar. Whichever way, score slices while warm with a sharp knife, then let cool completely before lifting out. They will firm up as they cool.

Notes:

They can be made vegan as well, use vegan margarine or coconut oil and agave nectar. How many bars depends on the size of pan used.