Vanilla Bean Cherry Granola Bars

Preparation

2
Line an 8×8 inch baking dish with parchment paper, allowing it to hang off the side. Spray with cooking oil. Set aside.
3
Slice vanilla bean down the center and using a spoon scrape out the inside. Place the scrapings in a medium bowl, discard bean. Add apple sauce, agave nectar, and almond butter stirring well to combine. Set aside.
4
In a large bowl combine, oats, rice cereal, millet, almonds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, dried cherries, chocolate chips and salt.
5
Add reserved apple sauce mixture to oat mixture and stir to combine.
6
Pour mixture into reserved baking dish and press so it is even and flat.
7
Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, until lightly browned. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
8
Lift sides of parchment paper to release from pan and place on a cooling rack for an additional 10 minutes.
9
On a cutting board cut into granola bars.
10
Can be stored in the freezer or fridge.

 



Yield:

8 servings

Added:

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 9:34pm

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