Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cover an 8 x 8 inch pan with parchment paper.
Then make the cranberry sauce. Add the cranberries, maple syrup and water to a sauce pan and cook for 15 minutes over medium heat, until the cranberries have popped, and the mixture is thick. Set the cranberry sauce aside.
Next make the bar mixture/dough. Put the olive oil, lemon juice, large egg, and vanilla into a food processor and beat until well mixed. Then add the almond flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and baking soda to the food processor and mix again. Mix until the mixture forms into a thick dough.
Push the dough into the pan, trying to make an even layer. It helps to wet your hands so that the dough doesn’t stick to you.
Cook the bar mixture/ dough for 20 mins. Remove the pan from the oven and top the bars with the cranberry sauce, making sure the cranberry sauce is spread in an even layer. Cook for 10 more minutes.
Cool completely in the pan prior to cutting into the bars. Lift the bars out of the pan using parchment paper. Cut into squares before serving; can be cut into 9 or 12 squares, depending on the size you want.