Cranberry Granola Bars


Posted by Dr. Scott Wilson | 01-Apr-2017

Naturally sweet dates make this recipe a winner with no added sugars. Perfect to tuck into a kid’s lunchbox when using soy butter, but for an after school treat feel free to use any of your favourite nut butters.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped and pitted medjool dates
  • 1 cup (250 mL) orange juice
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) soy or nut butter
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cinnamon
  • 2 cups (500 mL) large flake oats
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) wheat germ
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) dried cranberries or raisins

Directions:

  • In a small saucepan, combine dates and orange juice. Bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until very soft. Add soy butter, vanilla and cinnamon and stir until smooth. In a large bowl, combine oats, wheat germ, flaxseed and cranberries. Pour over date mixture and stir to combine. Spread into a parchment paper lined 8 inch (1.5 L) baking pan and press down evenly. Bake in a 350 F (180 C) oven for about 25 minutes or until golden and firm to the touch. Let cool before cutting into bars. TIP: Wrap bars individually for ease to pop into lunches. For a chewier bar, simply store in the refrigerator. These bars will last up to 1 week at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 25 min.
Makes: 12 bars

Source: www.heartandstroke.com (recipe provided by Emily Richards, PH Ec.).


Dr. Scott Wilson

Dr. Scott Wilson is the Founder & Chairman of Physiomed; one of Canada’s largest franchised networks of inter-disciplinary healthcare clinics. A graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Dr. Wilson founded Physiomed in 1994 and has since grown Physiomed to over 30 clinics in Southern Ontario and British Columbia. With hundreds of practitioners from over a dozen disciplines, Dr. Wilson and Physiomed have helped over 100,000 Canadians with physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, orthotic therapy, compression therapy and clinical conditioning as part of a program of rehabilitation and health optimization. In addition to helping patients improve their physical and mental well-being, Dr. Wilson has also mentored hundreds of practitioners to provide better care while enjoying more fulfilling careers. He is also a keynote speaker on many health related topics including how physiotherapy, chiropractic and health & wellness treatment can help with stress, weight loss, and unlocking the true potential within to achieve lasting physical well-being.

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