Really get your health-kick started with this vegan granola bar, green smoothie combo.
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Grease the baking pan and line with parchment paper.
Roughly chop almonds and spread over a baking sheet with the rolled oats, flax seeds, and other nuts and seeds. Toast for approx. 12 min. on the middle rack of the oven at 180°C/350°F until golden brown and fragrant.
Meanwhile, stir the maple syrup, almond butter, and coconut oil in a small saucepan over medium heat until creamy and warmed through.
Mix dates with some warm water and let sit for approx. 5 min. Use a hand blender to purée into a paste. Stir the paste into the maple syrup mixture.
Remove nut mixture from oven and let cool for approx. 5 min. Transfer to a large bowl. Mix in the cranberries, date purée, and a pinch of salt.
Spread the mixture evenly over the prepared form and with a spatula. Put the granola mix back in the oven on the middle shelf for approx. 15 min. until golden brown. If the top gets to dark, simply cover with aluminum foil. Remove the form from the oven and let cool briefly. Once sufficiently cooled, remove from the form and cut the granola into even bars.
Let the granola bars fully cool before serving. Enjoy!