It is the holiday season, with desserts and sweets everywhere. Parties and get-togethers abound with cakes, pies, candy, and everything in-between. I get it. When I go past the food table, my mouth starts watering. There is such an overload. But I’ve got the perfect solution for you! After all, life is short, eat dessert first! Try these Grain-free Cranberry Dream Bars.
The holiday sugar overload is astounding. And don’t get me wrong, I do have a sweet tooth. But it seems that desserts have more than they used to. Now cookies have to be frosted. What was wrong with them before? Instead of one dessert, now we have dessert bars at parties. And then we wonder why people are sick more and hyperactivity has increased. Today, I am introducing a dessert that stands alone; it doesn’t need to be embellished with frosting! Health from the mighty cranberry!
These delightful bars perfectly combine the sweet with the tangy. They are kid-approved and disappear fast! What I love about them is they can be mixed up in one bowl! No complicated instructions; the beginning baker can manage these! I was inspired by this recipe.
Grain-free Cranberry Dream Bars
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. almond flour
1/4 c. + 1 T. tapioca flour
2 1/2 T. coconut flour
1/3 c. butter, melted
1 1/4 c. fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 c. walnuts, chopped
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8 inch square pan by greasing.
Using a hand mixer, beat eggs until soft peaks form. Add sugar, at little at a time, while beating. Then beat in flours and butter until thoroughly combined. Gently fold in cranberries and walnuts. Pour batter into pan. Using a spatula, spread evenly.
Bake until golden brown or about 40 minutes. Test with a toothpick in the center. When it is clean, remove from the oven and cool. Cut into sixteen even bars.
With the holidays just weeks away, you can bake some up. I can guarantee they won’t last long. Remember, life is short, eat dessert first!
What are your favorite ways to use cranberries? Let me know in the comments!
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