These cereal bars are one of the most delicious snacks I’ve ever made, I have to keep them out of sight to not eat all of it ;))
It is high school exam week and has already been pushed one day forward because of the weather. We are under a snow fall warning and it is very cold. Great excuse to make a hot beverage, hide under a cozy blanket and watch the snow falling from inside your warm home.
I’ve used a coffee substitute I have from Switzerland but any Instant coffee, maybe decaffeinated (for older kids) would work well in this recipe or can be left out completely.
Walnut Cranberry and Coffee Granola Bars
- 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 8 tbsp warm water
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/3 cup instant coffee granules
- pinch of sea salt
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup finely ground walnuts
- 3 cups oats
-Grease a 9×13 inch (around 22×32 cm) baking dish. Or line with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
-In a small bowl stir together the water, flax and chia seeds, let sit for 15 minutes.
-In a large bowl mix together the coconut oil, maple syrup, instant coffee, vanilla and salt. Stir in the flax and chia mix. Add walnuts and oats, stir until well combined.
-Grease a 9×13 (around 22×32 cm) baking dish. Or line with parchment paper.
-Spread granola mix evenly into prepared form. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
-Let cool before cutting into bars or bites.
-Can be stored in a airtight container for 1 week.
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