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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Gluten Free Cranberry granola bars

Here is a recipe I came up with recently. It was my first time cooking with spelt berries. I loved the nutty flavor. I looked at granola bar recipes but couldn't find anything that had exactly what I had in my cabinet. So necessity being the mother of all inventions, I made this. My husband loved it and offered to be the guinea pig for whatever other foods I came up with. Gotta love those husbands! The recipe can also be found here The nutritional values are at the bottom so you can see exactly what you are eating.
Cranberry Granola Bars
Cranberry Granola Bars

Cranberry Granola bars

Minutes to Prepare: 10
Minutes to Cook: 30
Number of Servings: 12


  • Pumpkin, canned, without salt, 1 cup
    Oatmeal (plain), 1 cup dry
    Spelt, Grain, 1 cup,
    Cranberry Sauce, canned, .5 cup
    Peanut Butter, smooth style, .5 cup
    Brown Sugar, .5 cup, packed
    Salt 1/4 tsp
I used extra spelt I had soaked for a soup so it was quick.


Soak the spelt for an hour. Then put through a food processoruntil density you want.
Mix all the ingredients together and pour into a 14 x 11 dish that has been lightly oiled with vegetable oil.

Bake for 30 minutes in 350* oven. Cool then cut into bars.

Serving Size: 12 2 inch pieces
Nutrition Facts
  Servings Per Recipe: 12
  Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
  Total Fat6.5 g
     Saturated Fat1.3 g
     Polyunsaturated Fat1.7 g
     Monounsaturated Fat2.9 g
  Cholesterol0.0 mg
  Sodium110.9 mg
  Potassium154.7 mg
  Total Carbohydrate30.5 g
     Dietary Fiber2.7 g
     Sugars18.1 g
  Protein4.6 g
  Vitamin A66.2 %
  Vitamin B-120.0 %
  Vitamin B-63.2 %
  Vitamin C1.9 %
  Vitamin D0.0 %
  Vitamin E6.7 %
  Calcium2.0 %
  Copper3.3 %
  Folate2.7 %
  Iron5.6 %
  Magnesium6.4 %
  Manganese6.1 %
  Niacin7.9 %
  Pantothenic Acid    1.8 %
  Phosphorus    5.3 %
  Riboflavin1.9 %

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