Tea Tuesday: Autumn Tea is a Necessitea + Granola Bar Recipe

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It’s officially Fall Y’all!!!! 🙂  Which in my book means its time to pull out all the yummy fragrant spices, drink tons of holiday teas, and start playing Christmas music! Unfortunately that is not a typo.  I’ll admit it; by the end of September I have secretly already listened to a few Christmas tunes (Michael Buble White Christmas yesterday!) and I progressively start to play more and more as the season continues.  By mid-October I am full on continuous Christmas.  I know…I have a complex…but hey, whats so bad about having a Christmas complex…there could be worse things.

Moving on…For me, the fall season marks the beginning of all things warm, cozy, and festive.  They say that springtime is a new beginning, but I actually feel that way in the fall!  Where I live in Las Vegas, the weather is PERFECTION this time of year.  October and November are the best times to enjoy Las Vegas.

To start off this beautiful Tuesday “Officially Fall” morning, I brewed a fragrant pot of tea called “Cranberry Autumn” from The Necessiteas.  As soon as I opened the container I was in LOVE!  This tea is the most wonderfully aromatic tea.

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To be extra festive on the first day of fall, I made my Pumpkin Overnight Oats, and a brand new Cranberry No-Bake Granola bar!  I say to make everyday a holiday and just celebrate LIVING!!  I had my own one-person fall celebration this morning and I had a blast!

Cranberry Autumn is a green tea blend infused with orange, vanilla, and dried cranberries.  This tea is so crisp, sweet, and packed with fall spices.  IT SMELLS SO GOOD!!!!

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Lindsey is the mastermind behind The Necessiteas tea blending, and she inspired me with her Cranberry Autumn Tea flavor to create my own fall treat! I decided to make a low fat, healthy granola bar.  I flavored it with the same flavors as in the tea because one cannot go wrong with Vanilla, Orange, and Cranberry.

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These bars are SO DELICOUS and SO EASY!!! I will be making these over and over again.  I always like to munch on granola bars when I want a little snack, but I can never find one at the store that isn’t 100% fat or full of weird protein powders.  Is it too much to ask for a nice, hearty, low fat, oil-free, healthy bar?!?! Luckily these are really easy, so I can whip these up in a second and have yummy bars on hand all the time!  🙂

Try these with the Cranberry Autumn Tea!! 🙂  Cheers to Fall and a beautiful holiday season to come!

Ingredients (makes 8-10 bars)

2 Cups Uncooked Old Fashioned Oats, uncooked

1/4-1/2 Cup Organic, Dried Cranberries

6 Figs, top stem removed

9 Medjool Dates, pitted

1/2 Cup Dried Mulberries

3/4 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

1/2 Teaspoon Dried Valencia Orange Peel (or 1/2 of an Orange Zest), optional 

Directions

1.  Add all ingredients except Oats and Cranberries into Vitamix or food processor.  Blend on medium/high until pretty smooth. (doesn’t have to be perfectly creamy…a little texture is ok)

2.  Empty blender ingredients into a mixing bowl and combine with the Oats and Cranberries.

3.  Get messy and combine it all with your hands!! 🙂

4.  Press mixture into a 9×9 baking dish, cover, and set in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.  

5.  Remove from refrigerator and slice into bars.

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Comments

  1. Candycoatedliving says:

    How delicious!! From one tea fan to another, I hope you enjoyed your cuppa 🙂

  2. LOL cute! Necessitie!

  3. Gabriella Jozic says:

    Did you use dried or fresh figs?
    🙂

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