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1 teaspoon cinnamon

8 large Medjool dates, roughly chopped

1/3 cup honey

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 325 F and line an 11-by-7-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Stir together oats, walnuts, coconut, cranberries, brown sugar, cinnamon and dates in a large bowl. Add honey, coconut oil and vanilla extract and stir until combined. Transfer mixture to a food processor and pulse until all ingredients are chopped and stick together when pressed between your fingers. Transfer to prepared baking dish and press down very firmly using a spatula or your hands. (Note: Covering mixture with a piece of parchment or plastic wrap and pressing down with your fingers makes this easier.) Bake for 25 minutes, then let cool completely. Remove from pan and cut into 8 equal bars. Serves 8.

Per serving: 300 calories; 8 grams protein; 44 grams carbohydrates; 13 grams fat (4 grams saturated); 0 milligrams cholesterol; 5 grams fiber; 24 grams sugars; 0 milligrams sodium.


Charlyn Fargo is a registered dietitian with SIU Med School in Springfield, Illinois. For comments or questions, contact her at or follow her on Twitter @NutritionRD. To find out more about Charlyn Fargo and read features by other Creators writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators website at



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