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Blueberry Cranberry Granola Bars Recipe

Easy homemade granola bars full of healthy ingredients like dried blueberries and cranberries, along with pecans and mini chocolate chip.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Healthy Homemade Granola Bars
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 139kcal
Author Ang Paris

Ingredients

  • 2-½ cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup pecans chopped
  • cup honey
  • ¼ cup Barlean's coconut oil
  • ¼ cup brown sugar packed
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup dried blueberries
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon Barlean's flax oil
  • 2 tablespoons Barlean's Energy Blend Flax, Chia, Coconut, Panax Ginseng

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350-degrees F. Line the bottom and sides of a 9x9 square baking pan with parchment paper. Lightly grease with coconut oil.
  • Toast the oats and pecans on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 5 minutes. Stir and bake another 5 minutes until toasted lightly to bring out the flavor. Use the parchment paper to transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl. Add the Barlean's Energy Blend and set aside.
  • Combine the coconut oil, honey and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Stir until the coconut oil melts and the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and add the flax oil and vanilla extract.
  • Pour the coconut oil mixture over the toasted oats and pecans. Mix well. Let cool about 5 minutes before adding the dried fruit and mini chocolate chips. Stir to combine.
  • Transfer the mixture into the prepared 9x9 pan and use the back of a spatula to firmly press the mixture into the pan. Pack the mixture down tightly to ensure that they will stick together.
  • Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours. Using the parchment paper, lift the bars out of the pan and set them onto a cutting board. Cut into 12 pieces.

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to one week. For harder bars, store in the refrigerator.
 

Granola Bar Recipes Variations:

  • Use maple syrup or agave nectar instead of honey.
  • Instead of pecans, use chopped almonds or walnuts.
  • Add ¼ cup of sunflower or chia seeds.
  • Swap out the dried blueberries and/or cranberries for other dried fruit like apricots, raisins,  or mangos.
Note about variations: If you add additional ingredients like nuts or seeds, you may need to add a little more liquid to help keep the correct ratio between wet and dry ingredients.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg