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.
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
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.