These Maple Pecan Cranberry Granola Bites are a great snack as they’re easy to transport and will fill you with lots of sustainable energy.
Although obviously a healthier option than chocolate, a lot of shop-bought granola/cereal bar-type snacks are pretty high in sugar, but if you make them yourself at home you can control exactly what you’re putting in them!
Not only are these snack bites delicious and insanely moreish, they’re also incredibly quick and easy – less than 30 minutes from start to finish and you can make them in just 4 simple steps.
Incidentally, they’re also gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar-free!
I personally feel that the addition of the cinnamon makes the oats taste really warm and toasty but you don’t have to add it if you don’t want to 🙂
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- 200g oats (gluten-free if necessary)
- 6 tablespoons maple syrup
- 6 heaped tablespoons smooth almond butter (you can sub with cashew butter)
- 1 handful pecan nuts, chopped
- 2 handfuls dried cranberries
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- Optional: Few tablespoons sunflower seeds/pumpkin seeds/chia seeds
- Optional: 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees
- Place all ingredients in a bowl in any order and mix well until it forms a slightly sticky mixture that can be easily moulded into small bite-sized pieces – add a splash of water or milk (any kind) to help it stick together if necessary
- Use two teaspoons (or your hands) to mould the mixture into 24 equal bite-sized pieces and place on a baking tray lined with greased baking parchment
- Bake in oven for around 15 minutes or until crisp and golden brown
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