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A 9 x 13 inch white baking dish contains baked cranberry oatmeal bars with cranberry sauce. The baking dish is surrounded by an off-white dish towel

Baked Cranberry Quick Oatmeal Bars


Description

These delicious baked cranberry oatmeal bars are the perfect combination of sweet and tart. Packed full of fiber, these are super easy to make and are an ideal way to use up any leftover cranberry sauce you might have hiding around your house. 


Ingredients

Scale

Filling

Base

  • 2 Medjool dates
  • 12 Tbsp hot water
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp melted virgin coconut oil
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Topping

  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 3 Tbsp melted virgin coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a 9×13 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the cranberry sauce and chia seeds and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer and cook until the sauce is a jam-like consistency, about 3 minutes.  Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Meanwhile, blend together dates, hot water, and honey until a smooth paste is formed (a magic bullet or small food processor works well). Add to a medium mixing bowl and whisk in milk, egg, and coconut oil. Add oats, cinnamon, salt and baking powder and mix everything together until well combined and a dough is formed.
  4. Press the dough mixture into the parchment lined baking dish and top with the cranberry chia sauce.
  5. Next, add topping ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Sprinkle topping over the cranberry mixture and spread until fully covered. Bake uncovered in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden brown. If you are wanting a crispier top, broil for 1 minute. Serve warm with a dollop of Greek yogurt or store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days or freezer for 3 months.
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30

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