Fatso Granola Bars with Cranberries and Chocolate Chips

It has been super busy here at Fancy Dough headquarters! We’ve been looking after 2 puppies instead of one, had some of our busiest days at work, and been trying to get in some work-life balance at the same time (aka, finally getting around to watching Season 7 of GOT).

We’ve created an easy snack that you can whip up in a matter of minutes because we know that you’re busy too! Fatso Granola Bars are the perfect snack when you need something quick and healthy when you’re on the go whether that’s to school, work, or extracurricular activities.

We used Fatso in this recipe which is a type of hybridized peanut butter made by a local supplier here in Victoria. The aim of the company is take the fear out of fat and look at it more as something that is vital to our health as a form of fuel and energy, instead of something taboo. Fatso is an all-natural peanut butter hybridized with “superfats” including coconut oil, avocado oil, MCT oil, macadamia oil, chia and flax. You can find out more about the company and its founder here.

However, if you don’t have access to this type of nut butter, you can definitely substitute natural peanut butter or almond butter and still get awesome results!

We’re not sure about you guys, but we like some other “stuff” in our granola bars besides just oats. We added dried cranberries and chocolate chips to ours, but the possibilities are really endless. You could add anything from almonds and raisins, to cocoa nibs and peanuts so let your imagination run wild!

These granola bars provide everything that you could want in a healthy snack- texture, chew, a pop of sweetness, and healthy fats and proteins. They’re sure to be a hit with whoever you make them for!

Go bake.

Fatso Granola Bars with Cranberries and Chocolate Chips

Ingredients:

1 large egg white

1/2 cup (125 g) Fatso (or other natural nut butter)

1/3 cup (70 g) packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup (80 g) honey

1/2 cup (115 g) salted butter, melted

2 cups (174 g) old-fashioned oats

1/3 cup (40 g) chocolate chips

1/3 cup (40 g) dried cranberries

Directions:

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with tinfoil or parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg white until frothy. Stir in the Fatso (or nut butter), brown sugar, and honey. Add the melted butter, oats, and cranberries. Stir to combine, then add the chocolate chips.
  3. Pour the oat mixture into your prepared pan and using a spatula or large spoon, spread the mixture out pressing lightly to form an even layer. Bake until the edges of the mixture begin to brown, about 15-17 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 1 hour.  Cut into squares or rectangles and enjoy! P.s. We found that storing in them fridge provided the best texture and longevity.

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