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Scarlet Pistachio

Oat, pistachio, cranberry and chocolate chip bars
The tastiest sweet and salty pistachio and cranberry chewy granola bars.
  • Preparation 15 minutes
  • Cooking 20 minutes
  • Power 180°C (350°F)
  • Quantity 12 bars (50-60 g)
See ingredients
  • 150 g (1/2 cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 100 g (1/3 cup) store-bought unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract

  • 180 g (2 cups) quick-cooking oats

  • 40 g (1/3 cup) ground flaxseed

  • 90 g (3/4 cup) pistachios, salted or unsalted

  • 120 g (3/4 cup) dried cranberries sweetened with apple juice

  • 65 g (1/3 cup) dark chocolate chips (or white for added colour)

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

  • 150 g (1/2 cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 100 g (1/3 cup) store-bought unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract

  • 180 g (2 cups) quick-cooking oats

  • 40 g (1/3 cup) ground flaxseed

  • 90 g (3/4 cup) pistachios, salted or unsalted

  • 120 g (3/4 cup) dried cranberries sweetened with apple juice

  • 65 g (1/3 cup) dark chocolate chips (or white for added colour)

12 steps

  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F)

  • Wash your hands.

  • In a bowl, combine the date puree, applesauce and egg.

  • Now, add all the other ingredients and stir until well combined.

  • Line your energy cookie baking sheet (hahaha!) with parchment paper or a silicone mat. If you’re going to spread the mixture right to the edges, lightly grease the sheet (otherwise, they will stick… yes, these bars contain no fat whatsoever).

  • Spread the mixture evenly over the baking sheet.

  • Madame’s tip to get a nice even surface: put a sheet of parchment paper (or a silicone mat) on top and flatten with a rolling pin or put another baking sheet on top and press down very firmly. And don’t forget to remove the top sheet of parchment paper before you pop them in the oven.

  • Decorate with a few pistachios or cranberries, if desired.

  • Bake for 20 minutes at 180°C (350°F).

  • OH! Can you smell those lovely aromas wafting through your kitchen?

  • Wait a while before cutting.

  • Once cooled, cut into bars using a pizza cutter or knife.

History

Healthy sweet and salty chewy granola bars with pistachios and cranberries are great and it’s such a winning combination. I could stop right there, they’re that scrumptious and wholesome.

And you know what, I just love the mix of colours in this recipe. The green pistachios, the red juicy cranberries sweetened with apple juice and the white chips (if you go for white chocolate chips… but they’re healthier if you use the dark chocolate ones) make them deliciously pretty…  and sweet & salty. Yumski!

Our French cousins (who I can now say hello to because one of my cookbooks is available in France are enamoured with all things American, especially food like cookies, muffins, bagels and bars like these ones.

Homemade granola bars with NO ADDED SUGAR are so much healthier than the store-bought ones. Have you ever noticed how store-bought bars almost always contain corn syrup? Do we really need to use these types of ingredients, which are far from being healthy? Yes, I’m not ashamed to say that I’m waging war on refined sugar. Hahaha!

I bet you’d love to sink your teeth into one right now.

Are you up for baking a batch?

Time to grab your wooden spoon!

Storage

  • One week in the fridge.
  • These energy bars freeze well.

Treat yourself with our halved dates perfect for cooking

Treat yourself with our halved dates perfect for cooking

Pitted date halves

The dates that I use to make my own puree! These halved dates are ideal for cooking and sweetening your recipes with date puree.

Proudly:

  • With no added sugar
  • Gluten free
  • Source of fibre and magnesium

Packaging made and printed in Canada

100% recyclable

FAQ

How do you make date puree?

Buy date halves that are perfect for cooking and make your own date puree. Get the recipe here.

Madame Labriski, which dates do you use to make your puree?

I’ve been asked that question so many times that I decided to offer the actual dates used to make my date puree sold in grocery stores. How cool is that? Plus, these ones are date halves… to make life easier for you!

What can I use as a substitute for one egg?

There are several options:

  • 1 tbsp. ground chia seeds + 3 tbsp. water,
  • 2 tbsp. ground flaxseed + 2 tbsp. water,
  • ½ mashed banana,
  • Egg substitute (yes, it’s available at grocery stores, in the organic section).

Note that the texture of your recipes will be slightly different… but they’ll still be 100% delicious