Chewy No-Bake Cinnamon Cranberry Granola Bars(Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free)

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on July 10, 2012

Chewy No Bake Cinnamon Cranberry Granola Bars(Dairy Free, Nut Free, Gluten Free)

I don’t know how I could have forgotten about these granola bars for so long.  I took these pictures when I was still pregnant intending to post these after my little girl was born when I couldn’t spend any time in the kitchen, but I ended up never posting them.  And now I’m looking down at an almost 3 month old on my lap.  How does that happen?!  Anyways… don’t let the fact that I’ve taken so long to post these deter you from trying them.  They are so simple and so delicious.  And no-bake!  I couldn’t ask for anything better right now Chewy No Bake Cinnamon Cranberry Granola Bars(Dairy Free, Nut Free, Gluten Free)

Chewy No Bake Cinnamon Cranberry Granola Bars(Dairy Free, Nut Free, Gluten Free)

I made this particular batch with a crunchy homemade cereal that I still haven’t perfected enough to share with you.  Maybe once the weather cools down a bit I’ll be able to work on it some more but since it involves the oven I’ll be avoiding it for now.  Since then I’ve used Erewhon cereals, like their crispy brown rice.  I can’t wait to try some more ideas with their cereals.

Chewy No Bake Cinnamon Cranberry Granola Bars(Dairy Free, Nut Free, Gluten Free)

So yesterday was a crazy catch-up day, that I ended up never catching-up on.  You know those dreams where you’re running and everything keeps getting further away?  That was yesterday for me.  Anyways, I still have things on my list carried over from yesterday so I’m going to quickly post this recipe(which I meant to post yesterday!).  Even though these are pretty sweet, this is one of my favorite simple granola bar recipes, and adaptable too.  I’ve used some walnuts in place of some of the cranberries(in the bars pictured) and of course, chocolate chips would work great, just be careful of them melting when you mix the hot liquid ingredients.  This was originally inspired by and adapted from these No-Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bars from Lauren’s Latest.

Chewy No Bake Cinnamon Cranberry Granola Bars(Dairy Free, Nut Free, Gluten Free)

I should mention though that this recipe does not work with maple syrup.  I haven’t tried anything else, but I’m assuming that this particular recipe will only work with honey.  I tried using maple syrup and ended up serving the crumbles  over yogurt.  They were yummy, but definitely not bars.

Chewy No Bake Cinnamon Cranberry Granola Bars(Dairy Free, Nut Free, Gluten Free)

Chewy No Bake Cinnamon Cranberry Granola Bars(Dairy Free, Nut Free, Gluten Free)

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