Who needs a new bar recipe? Hopefully, you give these Cranberry Chocolate Baked Granola Bars a shot because they are so good and an amazing choice for a hearty breakfast or a quick snack.
This recipe hits all my marks for
- Easy – One-Bowl
- Quick – They mix together in 5 minutes, 20 minutes of baking time.
- Nutritious – Of course!
- Easy to find ingredients – You probably have them all right now.
Cranberry Chocolate Baked Granola Bars Variations
What happens if you don’t like cranberries or chocolate? I know, in the off chance that there is someone out there, you can change this up.
You simply swap those amounts out with something else.
Here’s the trick though, don’t make the substitutions too big. This means no whole almonds or dried apricots…I have to say it. Chop everything small so your bars don’t fall apart.
This Recipe is Special Diet Friendly
This recipe is for everyone, but if you have special dietary needs, many of them fit here. Here’s the FREE list.
- Gluten Free (make sure your oats are gluten-free)
- Dairy Free (check your chips)
- Egg Free
- Peanut Free (you can sub out any nut butter here)
Try these today and let me know in the comments if you like them!Print
1 medium ripe banana, mashed
2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon table salt
Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper.
Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
Pour into baking dish, press down evenly, and bake for 20 minutes.
Let cool completely and cut into 9 squares or 8 bars
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20