Homemade Oatmeal Granola Bars

By Rena |

These homemade oatmeal granola bars are so chewy, delicious, and easy to make. Loaded with nuts, dried fruits, and are ready in just 30 minutes. Perfect as a healthy on-the-go breakfast, a snack in between meals, or dessert.

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Have some rolled oats and looking for an easy oatmeal recipe to try? These healthy and homemade granola bars are right up your alley. Made with oats, honey, and dried fruits, they are so chewy, easy to make, and need 30 minutes to make. They make for a perfect healthy on-the-go breakfast or dessert to have all year long. Ditch the store-bought granola bars at the store and make these Oatmeal granola bars right at home. Loaded with fiber and all sorts of nutrients to fuel your body with the right amount of nutrition.

Ingredients you will need

These are just a list of ingredients you will need to make these granola oatmeal bars. The full measurements are found further down below.

rolled oats
honey
pistachios
coconut oil
sunflower seeds
pumpkin seeds
golden raisins
dried cranberries
pitted dates

ingredients to make the granola bars

How to make oatmeal granola bars

Preheat the oven to 325F and line a square 8×8 cake tin with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl add all the ingredients and mix thoroughly to combine. The mixture should be a bit wet and hold together when pinched.

Transfer the oat mixture to your prepared cake tin and press into an even layer.

Bake at 325F for 20 mins, then allow it to cool completely before cutting into squares.

Store in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.

hand holding a granola bar

Recipe notes and substitutes

  • Honey: you may replace the honey with maple syrup for a vegan-friendly option.
  • Oats: we recommend using rolled oats, not quick oats or steel-cut oats.
  • Fruits and nuts: use your favorite fruits and nuts to make this oatmeal granola recipe. You can get as creative as you like.
  • Allow the baked granola bars to cool off completely before cutting them up.
  • Storing: Place the cooled granola bars in a tightly sealed container before storing them in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
top view granola bars on a flat surface

Frequently asked questions

Is eating granola bars healthy for you?

Homemade granola bars are good for you. They are made with fresh and clean ingredients without any preservatives and added sugar. Granola oatmeal bars are a good source of fiber, protein, and nutrients.

Is a granola bar a good breakfast?

Depending on the granola bar, healthy homemade granola bars make for a convenient healthy breakfast or snack option. Crumble them over some greek yogurt for some added protein.

How to store homemade granola bars?

Allow the granola bars to cool off completely before placing them in an airtight container and storing them in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

What oats to use for granola bars?

Rolled oats work best for granola bars. There are some gluten-free option oats available now. Quick oats will work but they won’t have the same texture and look. Do not use steel-cut oats.

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Oatmeal Bars

Oatmeal granola bars made with a variety of nuts and fruits and takes just 30 minutes to make.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Fat
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 9 bars
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 cup pistachios roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup pitted Medjool dates roughly chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325F and line a square 8×8 cake tin with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl add all the ingredients and mix thoroughly to combine. The mixture should be a bit wet and hold together when pinched.
  • Transfer the oat mixture to your prepared cake tin and press into an even layer.
  • Bake at 325F for 20 mins, then allow it to cool completely before cutting into squares.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Notes

  • Honey: you may replace the honey with maple syrup for a vegan-friendly option.
  • Oats: we recommend using rolled oats, not quick oats or steel-cut oats.
  • Fruits and nuts: use your favorite fruits and nuts to make this oatmeal granola recipe. You can get as creative as you like.
  • Allow the baked granola bars to cool off completely before cutting them up.
  • Storing: Place the cooled granola bars in a tightly sealed container before storing them in the fridge for up to 3-4 days

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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