Packed with protein and satiating fiber, these vegan granola bars act as great snacks after a workout to build some muscles. Cranberries are a wonderful source of immune-boosting antioxidants and Vitamin C to fight illnesses. Try this recipe out to give you that protein boost.
1 cup peanut butter
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1 cup maple syrup
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup applesauce
1 cup dried cranberries
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup pumpkin seeds (optional)
Line an 8 x 12-inch baking pan with cooking spray and parchment paper.
Place peanut butter and coconut oil in a bowl. Microwave, mixing in between until ingredients are blended. Set aside to cool.
Add maple syrup, salt, vanilla extract, and applesauce to the bowl and stir.
Add rolled oats, dried cranberries, cinnamon, and pumpkin seeds optionally. Stir until mixed.
Place granola mix into prepared pan. Cover the mix with plastic wrap and set it in the freezer for an hour.