Orange Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

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Matt loves to snack. And I tend to be constantly on the go. So to say that we’ve needed to create a grab and go bar for a while is an understatement. Luckily the other day I stumbled upon a great new website called YogaEarth and immediately was taken by a recipe for Good Morning Sunshine Bars.

When I was still thinking about them the next day, I knew it was time to put down my computer and put a WKA spin on the heavenly bars. And my first order of business was squeezing some fresh oranges.

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Orange Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

Adapted from Good Morning Sunshine Bars

4-6 oranges squeezed or 1 cup orange juice

1 cup golden raisins

1/2 cup dried cranberries

2 bananas

1 1/2 cup oatmeal

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/6 cup chia seeds

1/6 cup flax seeds

Splash of vanilla

Pour orange juice in a sauce pan with raisins and cranberries. Once liquid has come to a rolling boil, remove pan from heat and allow dried fruit to plump. After a few minutes add juice and fruit mixture along with 2 bananas to a food processor; pulse until mixed.

Add all remaining ingredients to a bowl and thoroughly mix. Flatten mixture into a non-stick baking pan and bake for 15-30 minutes at 320*. The longer bars bake the more they will dry out. If you prefer a wetter, denser bar continue to check bars after the 15 minute mark.

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5 responses to “Orange Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

  1. wow these seem punched with flavor-yum!

  2. Yum! I never make my own bars but these look incredible!

  3. Love the photo of the oranges..they’re so colorful.

    Never made my own granola bars…as many as I eat I really should try it.

  4. These sound wonderful. I bet using fresh cranberries would add a nice zing to them too.

  5. Those look great- I love that picture of the oranges….mm summer fruit…

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