Date Cranberry Breakfast Bars

Nowadays everyone seems to have a lot to do.  Whether it be with a career, family, school, fun or just keeping up with technology.  Since most of us are also trying to be healthy it is a very nice alternative to have an easy to-go breakfast instead of pulling into a fast food restaurant.  When I am going out the door and know it will be hours before I will be home again it is nice to be able to pull a delicious breakfast out of the fridge or freezer.  Many times it is breakfast and lunch.  These date cranberry breakfast bars are not too sweet and are packed full of taste and nutrients.  Since they are so simple to make you can have a whole pan turned out in very little time.  I hope you will get to try these bars and enjoy them over and over again.  Just like me.

Date Cranberry Breakfast Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 16 - 2" bars or 8 - 4" rectangular bars

Date Cranberry Breakfast Bars

Ingredients

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour

1 cup old fashioned oats (also called rolled oats)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup coconut oil

3/4 cups dates, chopped

1/2 cup dried cranberries, lightly chopped

1 cups walnuts, chopped

1/3 cup water

Directions

Lightly oil a 8" x 8" square pan.

Mix flour, oats, salt and oil in a medium bowl.

Add cranberries and dates.

Add the water and walnuts and mix well.

Press into a 8" x 8" to fill out all the corners and make a connection with all the ingredients.

Important:

Cut into squares before baking. By this I mean for you to press down with something like a metal pastry board scraper to make deep marks so that they are easy to cut apart without cracking after baking.

Bake at 325° for 30 minutes.

IF FREEZING:

After they have cooled you may freeze them in any of the methods shown in my article http://veganinthefreezer.com/preparing-food-for-the-freezer/

They defrost quickly so it really doesn't take any planning. The microwave will also zap them in 20 seconds or just let them defrost at room temperature.

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