Vegan Granola Bars
Vegan granola bars are a great snack to have on hand and are simple to make yourself.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 16 bars
- 1 2/3 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup oat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 6 ounces dried cranberries
- 6 ounces unsalted almonds
- 1/3 cup cashew butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 6 tablespoons melted Earth Balance
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon water
Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9x9 brownie pan with parchment paper and lightly grease with either cooking spray or Earth Balance.
Use a food processor to coarsely chop the almonds and cranberries. The bars hold together better when the pieces are smaller.
In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
In a smaller bowl, combine wet ingredients except for the cashew butter.
Combine the wet ingredients into the dry along with the cashew butter. Stir well to make sure everything is evenly combined.
Move ingredients into the greased pan. Use plastic wrap to firmly press the mixture down evenly so that it's in the corners and flat on top.
Bake for 30-40 minutes. Look for browning around the edges.
After removing from the oven, allow to cool in the pan for 20 minutes on a cooling rack, then finish cooling in the refrigerator until chilled.
Use a knife or bench scraper to make 9 bars. Wrap individually and chill.