Cranberry Walnut Granola Bars

When you’re on outdoor adventures, on the go, or traveling. . . there is nothing quite like a wholesome homemade granola bar to tide you over between meals. These chewy granola bars are gluten free, dairy free, and really yummy. This quick and easy recipe is made from real food ingredients. Try making a batch and store these Cranberry Walnut Granola Bars in your freezer for grab-and-go convenience. Enjoy!


Cranberry Walnut Granola BarsGluten Free Oats

Prep time: 20 minutes

Total time: about 50 minutes

Yield: 24 bars


2 cups shredded coconut (unsweetened)Cranberry Walnut Granola Bars

3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats (GF if needed)

1/2 cup oat flour (GF if needed)

1 cup walnuts, chopped finely

1 1/2 cups dried cranberries (juice-sweetened)

1 1/2 cups applesauce, unsweetenedCranberry Walnut Granola Bars

2/3 cup brown rice syrup or honey

1 tablespoon vanilla extract


1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Pour oats and coconut onto a baking sheet (18 x 13″), spread out, and toast for about 10 minutes. Set aside to Cranberry Walnut Granola Barscool.

2. In a small bowl, mix the applesauce, sweetener, and vanilla.

3. In a large bowl, combine the oat flour, cranberries, and walnuts. Add the oats and coconut when cooled and stir to combine. Add the applesauce mixture and stir thoroughly.

4. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour the mixture onto the baking sheet, spread out with a spatula, then press to compact with another piece of parchment paper. Cranberry Walnut Granola Bars

5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until bars are golden brown. Let cool then cut into bars. Store the bars in an airtight container or wrap them individually and freeze.

6. Enjoy as a snack or quick breakfast addition.

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Erin Harner

Erin Harner is an Integrative Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), author, and speaker based in Ithaca, NY. Erin melds functional medicine and culinary nutrition to help her clients uncover their unique diet and confidently cook healthy nourishing meals that meet the needs of their whole family. Learn about Erin's services and connect on Instagram.

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