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Cranberry Almond Granola Bars

Another quick and easy recipe for homemade granola bars.

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Serves: 12          Prep Time: 10 minutes          Ready  In: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup rice cereal
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • shredded coconut

Directions:

  1. Over low heat, combine almond butter, honey, oil and vanilla in a large sauce pan
  2. Stir to combine, then remove from heat
  3. Add remaining ingredients, except coconut and stir
  4. Grease a 9×9 pan and transfer granola
  5. Sprinkle shredded coconut
  6. Refrigerate 30 minutes, then cut into bars
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Cranberry Sauce

I’ve made many variations of cranberry sauce, but this is the first I enjoyed enough to write down and share with others.

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Serves: 4          Prep Time: 10 minutes          Ready In: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce

Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium heat
  2. Reduce heat, stirring and mushing cranberries for 5 minutes
  3. Remove from heat and let cool, then refrigerate for 20-30 minutes before serving

Cran-Apple Oatmeal Cups

Cranberries and apples collide with ginger and cinnamon to create a fall favourite recipe of mine. These baked oatmeal cups make an excellent breakfast-on-the run, a perfect mid-morning snack, and freeze well for future cravings!

Serves: 6          Prep Time: 5 minutes          Ready In: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of rolled oats (I prefer large flakes)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup of frozen cranberries
  • 1 small apple, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup of apple sauce
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp of unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 2 tbsp of plain greek yogurt

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Mix the oats, nuts and spices in a small bowl

3. In a large bowl, combine wet ingredients.

4. Incorporate dry ingredients, and stir until well combined.

5. Spoon batter into 6 greased muffin pans

6. Bake for 15-20 minutes

7. Remove from oven and place the muffin pan on a wire rack. Allow the baked oatmeal to cool for at least 20 minutes before removing from the pan.

8. Serve with a dollop of yogurt or enjoy it on its own.

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