Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cranberry, Almond, Granola Bars

Here we go here we go again.. it is almost fall.  New schools, new scarfs, new skinny cords, and new cheese? Ok... I have no clue why cheese just came to mind. Seriously, I just want to eat it while typing this post. 
But, school lunches are the real new thing up in this mug and granola bars are huge. Thank you, for all things granola, and almond with a bit of vanilla and cinnamon. Seriously, please and thank you...mucho! With a side of cheese please!. 
Mug this party up!!! Shred it and add some almonds and crans. Just do it! Do it good.
Food process it all together. Gonna have to. Gonna.  
Mash in pan. Mash it! This is WAY too easy.
 Lovely loves of baked golden granola in bar form. Bits of love in your lunch box, or brown bag or compostable container. Whatever. Eat it up. Enjoy and take that crayon and color your heart out. Please!

Cranberry Almond Granola Bars
1 cup shredded wheat cereal
1 cup quick cooking oats
2 and 1/2 cups cranberries
1 and 1/2 cups of almonds
1/4 cup of honey
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly oil a 9 by 13 inch baking dish and set aside.
Place the oats, shredded wheat, nuts, fruit and cinnamon in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the mixture is finely chopped. The fruit should be about the size of a dried pea.
Whisk together the eggs, honey, vanilla in a large bowl until blended. Add the the oat mixture and stir to combine.
Spread the mixture into the prepared pan, and flatten gently. Bake for about 18 to 20 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Let it cool in the pan before slicing into bars. Seriously toddler approved! Enjoy.

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