Date & Cranberry Seed Bars

 
  • Date & Cranberry Seed Bars Recipe
  • ingredients
  • 10-30 minutes to prepare
  • 10-30 minutes to cook
  • 12 bars
  • How to make

250g rolled oats
100g flax seeds
50g sunflower seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
100g dates
100g dried cranberries
1 ripe banana
125ml melted coconut oil
125ml honey
2 tsp vanilla extract

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/ gas mark 4/.  Line a rectangular baking tray 25cm x 18cm x 3cm  (such as a brownie pan) with a baking sheet

Step 2

Chop dates finely. Grind flax seed to powder in a blender

Step 3

In a large bowl, mix together oats, flax seeds, sunflower seeds and cinnamon

Step 4

Add chopped dates and cranberries. Mix well, making sure the dates do not clump together

Step 5

In a separate bowl mash the banana with a fork then add to the large bowl with other ingredients

Step 6

Add coconut oil, honey and vanilla extract. Mix all ingredients together until well blended

Step 7

Pour mixture in tray and spread evenly all over, packing it tight (you might find it easier to use a potato masher for this). Bake in the oven for 30mins

Step 8

When done, remove from the oven and using a spoon or potato masher press the ingredients tight together once more

Step 9

Leave to cool in the tray. Once cooled, cut into bars with a very sharp knife

Step 10 

Keep it an airtight container for up to 10 days layered between sheet of parchment paper so they do not stick to one another

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Recipe notes 

You can replace cranberries with raisins. For maximum flavour, make sure you use a very overripe banana. Use gluten free oats to make the recipe gluten free.

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