Vitamix Granola Bars

These sweet and crunchy whole-grain bars are a great make-ahead snack that you can take on the go, or pack in kids’ lunches.

Ingredients

  • wheat berries, or ½ cup (60 g) whole wheat flour
  • 28 g (¼ cup) wheat germ
  • 70 g (½ cup) raw almonds
  • 80 g (1 cup) rolled oats
  • 1 apple, seeded, cored, quartered
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 45 ml (3 Tablespoons) honey, or agave nectar
  • 50 g (½ cup) dried cranberries

Directions

  1. Place wheat berries, wheat germ, almonds, and oats into the Vitamix Dry Grains container and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase to speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 30 seconds. Turn machine off. Pour out into bowl.
  5. Place apple into the Vitamix Dry Grains container and secure lid.
  6. Select Variable 1.
  7. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  8. Use the tamper to press the apple into the blades.
  9. Blend for 35-40 seconds or until consistency of applesauce.
  10. Pour into bowl with dry ingredients. Add salt, cinnamon, vanilla, honey, and cranberries to mixture.
  11. Mix gently by hand to combine. Spread into greased 8-inch x 8-inch (20cm x 20cm) pan.
  12. Bake for 25 minutes in a 350˚F (180˚C) oven.

Notes

If using wheat berries, blend for 45-60 seconds in step 4.

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