• Vegan (dairy-free, no eggs). • Simple steps & ingredients. • Sweet and tart filling. • Buttery crust and crumble. • Freeze well. • Perfect for holidays.

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I’ve been making it for a year or two now! My favorite holiday snack. Have made it with fresh and frozen cranberries. Sometimes I’m looking for something less tart and have used half cranberries and half blueberries which was delicious.

– 2 cups whole cranberries – 2 tbsp maple syrup – 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice – 2 tbsp chia seeds – 1 cup (120 g) whole wheat flour – 1 1/2 (150 g) cup rolled oats – 1/2 tsp baking powder – 1/4 tsp sea salt – 1/2 cup (90 g) sugar* – 1/3 cup (70 g) coconut oil – 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice – 3–5 tbsp plant milk


Combine the cranberries, lemon juice, maple syrup and chia seeds in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.



make cranberry jam

Continue stirring and mashing the cranberries or popping them against the side of the pot with a wooden spoon, for 6-8 minutes until it’s thick and has a jam-like consistency. 



cook until thickened

Mix dry ingredients then add remaining ingredients and and mix into a crumbly dough.



mix oat crumble layer

Press 2/3 of the oat mixture into the bottom of the pan. Top with the cranberry filling, then spinkle with remaining oat mixture.



layer bars

Bake for 35 minutes until golden brown then cool in the pan to firm.



bake bars

Once cooled, slice and enjoy!

These are amazing! So addicting and yummy…we made them during Christmas time and everyone loved them. Easy to make too! I followed the recipe exactly…used whole frozen cranberries and coconut sugar. Thank you!

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