Granola bars are one easy snack, that I'm am fairly certain every child has had in their lunch pack at school, at some point in their life. With nut allergies on the rise, many schools are now 'nut-free' zones, which limits the store bought granola bar options. Add in a vegan diet, and your granola bar options are pretty slim, and often more expensive than all the other 'regular' granola bars. Have no fear: nut-free, vegan granola bars are so easy to make!
Here is my recipe for school friendly, toddler approved, Cranberry Granola Bars:
1 Cup Dried Cranberries
2 Cups* Oats
2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
In a blender or food processor, add cranberries, chia seeds, maple syrup, and 1 Cup* of Oats.
Blend until all of the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Remove from blender.
Mix 1 Cup of oats into the mixture, and press into a parchment lined 8" x 8" pan.
Refrigerate for 1 Hour.
Remove from pan, and cut into bars.
Wrap each bar in plastic wrap, and store in the refrigerator.