Cranberry Bars

Cranberry Bars

Happy Monday!  How is everyone’s December going?  Ours is going well. We had a fun-filled weekend full of Christmas parties, gingerbread houses, shopping, baking, and Santa crafts.  I am pretty sure my little girl’s highlight of the weekend was eating the frosting from the gingerbread house, and yes it was the “glue” type of frosting that came with the pre-made gingerbread house.  She loved it.  I had to keep reminding her to put the candy on the house, and not eat the frosting…Ummmm gross!  She insisted it was delicious, I have my doubts.

Cranberry Bars

However, I don’t have any doubts about the deliciousness of these Cranberry Bars (did you like my smooth transition from Christmas activities to food :).  These are the perfect treat for the holidays; cranberries are a fabulous price right now, they are so pretty to look at, they taste amazing, they are a healthy treat full of antioxidants and various other nutrients, they are vegan and paleo friendly, and they are super simple to make.  Really, there is no good reason not to make these for your next holiday party, or just to make for a fun holiday treat, especially when you are surrounded by sugary sweets everywhere you look, and you want to enjoy a treat without completely derailing your health related goals.

Cranberry Bars

Cranberry Bars
Serves 12
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
For the Crust
  1. 2 cups almond flour
  2. 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
  3. 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  4. 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
For the Filling
  1. 2 cups fresh cranberries
  2. 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  3. 1 Tbsp arrowroot powder
  4. 1 tsp orange zest
  5. Juice of 1/2 an orange
  6. 1/2 tsp almond extract
  7. 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Mix all of the ingredients for the crust in a large bowl until a dough forms
  3. Cut out 1/4 of the crust dough and set aside
  4. Press the remaining 3/4 of the dough into a well greased 8x8 baking dish
  5. Mix all of the ingredients for the filling together in a large bowl
  6. Pour the filling into the prepared 8x8 baking dish
  7. Crumble the 1/4 of dough (that had been set aside) over the top of the filling
  8. Bake for 35-45 minutes until the top starts to lightly brown
  9. Allow to cool and serve
  10. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge
Nutritional Information
  1. Calories: 211 Fat: 14 grams Carbs: 20 grams Protein: 4 grams
Cranberry Bars

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    • Coconut flour is typically not a good substitute. It has a lot more fiber, and absorbs a lot more liquid than the almond flour…so I wouldn’t recommend it, sorry :(.

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  2. Just made those. Still in the oven. Didn’t have maple syrup so I mixed molasses, agave and date syrup. Well, hoping it’s gonna turn out great 🙂

  3. Hi these look amazing but I do not see a recipe anywhere. Is it possible to direct me in the right direction? Canada thanksgiving is next weekend and would love to make something like this. Thank

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