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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.

Yield:

12 Servings

Difficulty:

Intermediate

Total Time:

45 Minutes

Size:

2.0 Litre Container

Stack of three Vitamix Granola Bars, placed on top of one another, on a place. Cut into squares and featuring delicious berries

INGREDIENTS

½ cup (50 g) wheat berries, or ½ cup (60g) whole wheat flour
¼ cup (30 g) wheat germ
½ cup (65 g) raw almonds
1 cup (155 g) rolled oats
3 medium (600 g) apple, seeded, diced
¼ teaspoon salt, optional
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 Tablespoons (45 ml) honey, or agave nectar
½ cup (60 g) dried cranberries

DIRECTIONS

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.

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

Chef's Notes

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

Nutrition Information

Serving Size 1 bar (46 g)
Amount Per Servings
Calories 130
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 50 mg
Total Carbohydrate 22 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 11 g
Protein 3 g