Morning Maple Cranberry Pecan Oat Bars

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 20 min 16
Morning Maple Cranberry Pecan Oat Bars
Health Highlights
A great quick morning breakfast to take to go!


3 spray (about 1/3 second) Olive oil cooking spray
2 cup Rolled oats, dry
1/2 cup Pecans
1 cup Cranberries, dried (chopped)
1 cup Almond milk, unsweetened
1/2 cup Cereal,hot oats (with oat bran, wheat bran, and flax seed), dry
1 cup Almond butter
1/2 cup Maple syrup, pure
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Sea salt, fine
1 tsp Vanilla extract, pure


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line a 9-inch square baking pan with foil or parchment paper and then spray with nonstick spray.
  2. Spread the oats and pecans on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 6 to 8 minutes, shaking halfway through, until golden and fragrant. Transfer to a large bowl; add the chopped cranberries.
  3. Bring the milk to a boil in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Stir in the multi-grain cereal and remove from the heat; let stand for 2 minutes. Add the nut or seed butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt. Cook and stir the mixture over low heat for 6 to 7 minutes or until thickened; remove from the heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  4. Immediately add the cereal mixture to the oats mixture, mixing with a spatula until coated.
  5. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and flatten it with the back of a measuring cup.
  6. Place a large piece of parchment paper or wax paper atop the bar mixture and use it to spread, flatten, and very firmly compact the bars evenly in the pan. Cool completely. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firm.
  7. Using the liner, lift the mixture from the pan and transfer it to a cutting board. Peel off the foil or parchment and cut into 16 bars.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 234
Calories from fat 111
Calories from saturated fat 8.3
Total Fat 12.4 g
Saturated Fat 0.9 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.8 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 41 mg
Potassium 181 mg
Total Carbohydrate 27.3 g
Dietary Fiber 4.2 g
Sugars 14.1 g
Protein 5.4 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.2
Grain 0.4
Meat Alternative 0.6

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