Morning Maple Cranberry Pecan Oat Bars

Morning Maple Cranberry Pecan Oat Bars

A great quick morning breakfast to take to go!
Health Rating
Prep Cook Ready in Servings
10 min 20 min 30 min 16

Ingredients


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

Instructions


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 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 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 at least 1 hour or until firm.

7. Using the liner, lift the mixture from the pan and transfer to a cutting board. Peel off the foil or parchment and cut into 16 bars.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 240
Calories from fat 117
Calories from saturated fat 11.0
Total Fat 13.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.8 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 43 mg
Potassium 223 mg
Total Carbohydrate 26.1 g
Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
Sugars 11.0 g
Protein 4.6 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Fruit 0.2
Grain 0.4
Meat Alternative 0.6

Energy sources


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Notes:

Almond Butter

contains vitamin E and Magnesium, may help boost heart health

Oats

contain beta glucans which is a soluble fiber and may help decrease blood sugar levels and serum cholesterol 

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