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Cherry Almond Granola Bars
Plump, chewy dried cherries, crunchy almonds & wholesome oats & seeds make these Cherry Almond Granola Bars the perfect healthy snack or on the go breakfast. They are completely oil free, very lightly sweetened & come with bake or no bake options!
60mls / ¼
240mls / 1
120mls / ½
unsweetened apple sauce
135g / 1½
110g / 1
120g / 1
ground flax seeds
These bars can be eaten raw or they can be baked. If you wish to bake them preheat your oven to 350°
8 x 8 pan
with baking parchment. Make sure a little hangs over the sides so you can lift it out easily when ready.
Put maple syrup, almond butter, apple sauce and salt into a large bowl and stir together so it's well combined and smooth.
Pour in the oats, cherries, almonds, flax and chia.
Stir well together. It is a very stiff mixture so is a little difficult to stir.
Spoon into the pan and press down really well all over.
If you do not wish to bake the granola bars then cover the tin with cling wrap and place in fridge for at least 3 - 4 hours.
If you are baking then place in the preheated oven and bake for 20 - 25 minutes. Remove when the edges start to go golden brown. Mine took 22 minutes.
Leave to cool for about 20 minutes.
Lift out of the tin using the excess paper as handles and place on a chopping board.
Cut into 10 even pieces. I find a pizza cutter does a great job of cutting up bars and slices like this.
Store wrapped in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.
I know in the UK apple sauce is hard to buy. It is however very easy to make yourself. Just cook down a couple of apples with a few tablespoons of water until soft then blend until smooth.
Recipe from A Virtual Vegan. Find it online : https://avirtualvegan.com/cherry-almond-granola-bars/