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Sweet and Tart Vegan Granola Bar

Rated as 4.86 out of 5 Stars

"These chewy granola bars are packed with all sorts of nutrient-dense ingredients like dried cherries, sliced almonds, shredded coconut, and dark chocolate. This bar will fill you up and provide you with a lot of energy for times when you are on the go."
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1 h servings 198
Original recipe yields 15 servings (1 7x11 1/2-inch pan)


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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a 7x11 1/2-inch pan.
  2. Mix oats, chocolate chips, flour, agave nectar, cherries, applesauce, almonds, coconut, sunflower seeds, brown sugar, baking soda, and vanilla extract together in a large mixing bowl. Lightly press mixture into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before cutting into bars. Let bars cool completely before removing from pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 198 calories; 6.2 33.6 3.8 0 47 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Delicious. Honey was substituted for agave and cranberries for cherries because those were on hand. Thanks Ali

Most helpful critical review

I used whole wheat flour and honey but otherwise followed the recipe as shown. The only thing I could smell when this came out of the oven was the flour. I was hopeful they would still taste ok ...

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Delicious. Honey was substituted for agave and cranberries for cherries because those were on hand. Thanks Ali

I made these gluten-free with coconut flour instead of all-purpose, and messed up the recipe halfway through, and they STILL turned out delicious. I substituted dried blueberries for the cherrie...

I inadvertently left out brown sugar and the bars were very good still.

I subbed honey for agave and dried figs for cherries. They're so easy to make, taste just right for us (because we like low sugar desserts) and are so healthy that you practically feel the halo ...

These are delish! I used maple syrup for sweetener and omitted the brown sugar, otherwise followed the recipe. Definitely better than store bought bars. Also easy peasy - which is a major sellin...

I will defiantly be making this again! This is the second time I have made these and they are incredible. HIGHLY suggest. The second time I made them I doubled the recipe and removed the coconut...

These turned out delicious! I also substituted cranberries for the cherries since I bought them in bulk and they were cheaper. I used honey because I want to go vegan but wanted to use up the ...

Super easy to make and really delicious! I substituted cranberries for the cherries. Yummy!

Successfully substituted chopped walnuts for the coconut.