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How to Make Your Own Healthy Granola Bars

February 28, 2024
Courtesy of Well Plated

When it comes to healthy snacks, granola bars are the OG. With nuts, seeds, dried fruit, sometimes a little chocolate, they’re full of nutrients and fiber, easy to transport, and offer a little bit of sweetness to fuel you between meals. But just like with granola, some store-bought bar brands sneak in excess sugar, preservatives, and other ingredients you may not want. The best way to get what you want – healthy granola bars – is by making your own. 

Plus: It’s easier than you think to whip up homemade granola bars. Whether you prefer nutty, fruity, or chocolaty flavors, there’s a recipe here to satisfy every craving. 

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1. Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Chocolate chip granola bars

Courtesy of Love and Lemons

With just 7 pantry ingredients and sweetness from honey, these simple healthy granola bars come together in 5 minutes. Plus, you can change them up however you like by swapping the nut butter or the add-ins. 

Try this recipe from Love and Lemons.

2. Blueberry Bliss Breakfast Bars

Blueberry bliss bars

Courtesy of Inspired Edibles

They’re called “breakfast bars,” but you can enjoy these no-bake, vegan, gluten-free snacks anytime. They’re loaded with nuts and seeds, plus apple sauce, maple syrup, and dried blueberries for sweetness. Add a little lemon zest for brightness, if you like.

Try this recipe from Inspired Edibles.

3. Cranberry Orange Granola Bars

Cranberry orange granola bars

Courtesy of Cookie and Kate

Cranberries and orange are a classic combo, and you’ll love them in these simple bars, which also feature pecans, almond butter, and cinnamon. With just 15 minutes of prep, you can whip them up in a flash.

Try this recipe from Cookie and Kate.

4. Almond Joy Granola Bars

Almond Joy granola bars

Courtesy of Emily’s Fresh Kitchen

Almond Joy candy bars were always a Halloween favorite of ours, and now you can snack on them in a healthy way thanks to these bars. Packed with coconut, almonds, and dark chocolate chips, they taste like a decadent treat, but they’re actually loaded with healthy fats and fiber.

Try this recipe from Emily’s Fresh Kitchen.

5. Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Trail mix granola bars

Courtesy of Well Plated

With a base of peanut butter, flaxseed meal, and crispy rice cereal, these bars are a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Add mix-ins of your choice to make them your own. They’ll keep covered in the fridge for a couple of weeks, or you can freeze them.

Try this recipe from Well Plated.

6. Mango Coconut Granola Bars

Mango coconut granola bars

Courtesy of Everyday Easy Eats

A mix of dried mango and coconut gives these bars a taste of the tropics. They’re sweetened with dates and just a little bit of honey. Add some ground ginger for a twist.

Try this recipe from Everyday Easy Eats.

7. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Granola Bars

Oatmeal raisin granola bars

Courtesy of Sally’s Baking Addiction

If you love a softer granola bar, and you’re an oatmeal-raisin cookie fan, these bars are for you. Baked with wholesome ingredients like oats, nut butter, and coconut oil, they’re energizing and comforting at the same time.

Try this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

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