crunchy granola squares

These delicious crunchy granola squares are not only tasty, they take no time at all to whip up! They are great to make a big batch of and have on hand. One Degree Organics sent us some of their products to try and we immediately had to make these!

They are organic, gluten free, and glyphosate-free oats. Easier to digest and a great source of energy! You could make an easy breakfast with them, bake with them or get creative! They source their ingredients from organic farmers who only use plant-based farming methods which we love! Here’s some more information about the brand!

They are sweetened with brown sugar, maple syrup and dark chocolate chunks. I don’t know about you, but when it comes to granola bars, the more nuts, fruits and seeds… the better. We loaded our granola up with dried cranberries, flax seed and chia seeds. These squares are perfect for a quick breakfast or a mid day snack. It’s so nice to have something easy to grab on the way out of the house. These are a great reminder that healthy eating doesn’t have to taste bad! We hope you enjoy these crunchy granola squares as much as we did.


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  • 2 cups One Degree Organics Apple Cinnamon instant oatmeal

  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup vegan butter

  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tbsp peanut butter

  • 1/4 tsp corse grain salt

  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

  • 3 tbsp chopped vegan dark chocolate

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • A pinch of nutmeg


  • Chop dried cranberries, dark chocolate and walnuts. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grab a baking tray. Lightly oil the baking tray to avoid sticking. Set a small saucepan to low heat and add vegan butter, maple syrup, nutmeg, vanilla extract, brown sugar and salt.
  • To the baking tray, add apple cinnamon instant oatmeal, dried cranberries, walnuts, almonds, flax seeds, chia seeds and half of the chopped dark chocolate. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until it begins to toast up and smell delicious. Stir half way through baking to avoid burning. The brown butter maple “sauce” should be melted and can be pored into a large mixing bowl.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before mixing with maple syrup mixture. Line a square cake tin with parchment paper or plastic wrap. This helps you remove it from the pan after freezing. Use hands to press granola down into the pan. Freeze for 2-3 hours. Remove from freezer, cut into squares and enjoy!

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