These gluten-free Almond Oat Cranberry Bars are healthy enough to eat for breakfast, but can also be a great dessert!
1 cup almond meal/flour
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (make sure they are certified gluten-free for gluten-free bars)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons chia seeds (optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted (your favorite neutral baking oil may be substituted)
1/3 cup honey
1 cup fresh cranberries
Optional add-ins: 1/4-1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a small baking dish. (9×9, 8×8, or small oblong like in the picture above. I used a 9×9 pan for the other bars you see in the pictures)
In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, chia seeds, and salt.
Create a well in the middle and add the orange juice, oil, eggs, and honey.
Stir until everything is combined. Add the cranberries and chocolate chips (if using).
Transfer the batter to your baking pan. If the cranberries are bunched together, use your fingers to distribute them evenly among the batter.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, until the top is lightly golden and the edges are pulling away from the pan. Allow to cool completely before cutting. Enjoy!
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