Monday, January 9, 2012

cranberry carrot oat bars

cranberry carrot oat bars:

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees and greasing a baking sheet with coconut oil:

Spread 1 cup of oats on greased baking sheet and roast for 8 minutes:

Meanwhile, stir together:
1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup honey
2 T yogurt
1 T fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 T coconut oil

When oats are ready, combine them in a bowl with:
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ginger
1 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup chopped cranberries *

* (why yes, i did dump in more than 1/4 cup of cranberries. and no, i did not chop them)

Add applesauce mixture to oat mixture and stir until combined.

Spread onto a 9" baking pan lined with parchment paper, greased with coconut oil.
(I simply greased a cookie sheet with coconut oil and formed my batter into a square-ish shape.)

Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Cool completely before cutting into bars.
Store in an air tight container for up to four days.

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