Cranberry & Dates Granola Bars

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 25 min 12
Cranberry & Dates Granola Bars
Health Rating
Filling whole food and high fiber snack.

Ingredients


1/2 cup pitted Dates (chopped)
1 cup Orange juice
1/4 cup Peanut butter, smooth (or other nut butter)
1 tsp Vanilla extract, pure
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 cup Oats, large flakes, dry
1/3 cup Wheat germ, crude
2 tbsp Flaxseed meal (ground)
1/4 cup Cranberries, dried (unsweetened)

Instructions


1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

 

2. In a small saucepan, combine dates and orange juice. Bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until very soft. Add peanut butter, vanilla and cinnamon and stir until smooth.

 

3. In a large bowl, combine oats, wheat germ, flaxseed and cranberries. Pour over date mixture and stir to combine. Spread into baking sheet and press down evenly.

 

4. Bake in oven for about 25 minutes or until golden and firm to the touch. Let cool before cutting into bars. Enjoy!

Notes:

Nutritional Highlights:

Dates

Although high in natural sugars, dates are also incredibly nutritious. They are high in fiber, antioxidants, potassium and magnesium.

Oats

Contain a soluble fiber called beta-glucan that helps to reduce bad LDL cholesterol, balance blood sugar and keep you regular.

Peanut butter

Contains healthy fats, B vitamins as well as vitamin E.


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 198
Calories from fat 50
Calories from saturated fat 9.2
Total Fat 5.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.1 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 26.7 mg
Potassium 268 mg
Total Carbohydrate 31 g
Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
Sugars 9.2 g
Protein 6.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Fruit 0.4
Grain 0.9
Meat Alternative 0.2

Energy sources


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