Berry granola bites

February 24, 2016
 

Healthy berry granola bites recipe

Berry granola bites

We love to come up with new healthy and homemade ways to satisfy our afternoon cake cravings. These oaty bites are our current go-to solution.

Not too sweet, a bit crunchy, but also a bit spongey – they’re somewhere between a granola bar and a fruit cake. The fruit gives a really nice tart, kind of sour edge (you want to use unsweetened dried cherries or cranberries, with no added sugar), then there are the nuts and oats for a little energy boost.

We’ve given a few alternative ingredients here to give all the variations we’ve tried and loved…

Makes approximately 20 bites or 10 bars

You will need:

  • 1 cup brown rice flour OR ground almonds
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin OR chia seeds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp quality unsalted butter OR coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1 cup dried unsweetened cherries OR cranberries
  • 1/2 cup almonds OR pecans OR a combination of the two, roughly chopped

Method:

  1. Grease a small baking tray that’s at least 1 inch deep. Heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the rice flour/ground almonds, oats, seeds, baking powder and salt.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the eggs, melted butter/coconut oil, honey/brown rice syrup and milk, and mix until just combined.
  4. Stir in the dried cherries/cranberries and nuts.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking tray and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown on top and the cake is coming away from the edges of the tin.
  6. Leave to sit in the tray for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool. It’s easiest to slice when it’s cooled a little. Store in a cool place in an airtight container.

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