I am always on the lookout for sugar free treats so these sugar free granola bars caught my eye. They also have the added benefit of being gluten free. The bars are tasty and quick and easy to assemble. It is surprising how fast they disappear around my house.
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 25minutes
1cupdried fruite.g. raisins, cranberries, chopped apricots, etc.
¼tsp.Saltif using unsalted nuts
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Line baking pan with parchment paper.
Put the flaxseed and salt, if using, into the bowl and mix with the warm water.
Add the pumpkin and stir to combine.
Add the oats, fruit and nuts and mix together.
Press the granola bar ingredients into the pan
Pour the mixture into prepared pan and press well with a wooden spoon.
Score the mixture into squares with a sharp knife.
Bake for 20 - 25 min, until the edges are slightly brown.
1 | One large can of pumpkin puree contains 3 cups. I divide the extra puree into 1 cup servings and store in ziploc bags in the freezer for future use.2 | Serve warm or cold. 3 | These granola bars can be stored in airtight container for up to a week, or in the freezer for a couple of months