Guilt-Free Snacks; Cranberry Granola Bar

Guilt Free Snacks by SIS Spa in Spain; cranberry granola bar

We all deserve sweets and treats. Let´s face it – at the end of the day, sometimes there´s nothing better than sitting down with a nice cup of tea and a sweet treat. But that sweet treat doesn´t have to be packed full of sugar and highly processed. It´s much better to opt for one of our Guilt-Free Snacks!

This granola bar recipe satisfies your sweet-tooth cravings and leave you feeling mischievous but totally guilt-free!

Ingredients:

  • 125g of dried oats
  • 100g of walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 100g of toasted sunflower seeds
  • 100g of dried cranberries
  • ½ tsp of sea salt
  • 60 ml of dissolved coconut oil
  • 75ml of honey
  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence

Putting it together:

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line a square baking tray with greaseproof paper
  • Lightly toast the oats and walnuts (you can also add the sunflower seeds if they aren´t toasted) in a large heated frying pan with the sea salt for a few minutes, gently tossing every now and then so that they don´t catch
  • While your oats and nuts are toasting, place the coconut oil, honey, and vanilla essence in a small bowl and heat in the microwave for about thirty seconds. This will make the mixing much easier
  • In a large bowl, mix the toasted oats and nuts, sunflower seeds, cranberries and honey mixture in a large bowl until everything is nicely coated and sticky
  • Pour the mixture into the baking tray and press firmly so that it´s packed nice and tight
  • Bake for about ten minutes (until it starts to turn golden brown)
  • Remove from the oven and, using a spatula or the back of a large wooden spoon, press down the mixture to pack it more firmly
  • Let cool down, remove from baking tray, and cut into squares
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature

Source: FUEL by The Bouncing Chef, Guilt-Free Snacks recipe by Garert and Jeroen from Real Life Healthy Living Retreat,
https://www.spa-in-spain.com/hotels-and-spas/hotel/real-life-healthy-living-retreat/

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