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Homemade Granola Bars Recipe

Store-bought granola bars are often loaded with added sugar and preservatives. Keep your snacking healthy by making a batch at home. These granola bars are packed with fiber-rich oatmeal and protein-rich seeds, and they are naturally sweetened with honey and almond butter.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 bar
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.9g
6%Saturated Fat 1.3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 52mg
Total Carbohydrate 31g
Dietary Fiber 4.1g
Sugars 17.4g
Protein 6.5g
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Yield: 6 bars

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 2 minutes

Refrigeration time: 3 hours


  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ cup raw, shelled pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup unsweetened dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, chopped apricots)
  • 1 tbsp unsalted, shelled sunflower seeds
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  1. In a small saucepan, stir together the almond butter and honey over medium-low heat, just until smooth and warm, about 2 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, pumpkin seeds, dried fruit, sunflower seeds, and salt. Pour the almond butter and honey into the bowl and stir well to coat all ingredients.
  3. Line an 8" x 4" loaf pan with parchment paper that extends at least ½ inch beyond the edge of the pan on all sides.
  4. Transfer the granola to the pan and use greased hands to press it very firmly into the pan. Pressing is important to ensure the granola bars hold together once set.
  5. Refrigerate for 3 hours. Grasp the edge of the parchment paper and remove the granola from the pan. Cut into 6 bars. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and store refrigerated for up to one week.
Lori Rice, M.S., is a nutritional scientist and author with a passion for healthy cooking, exercise physiology, and food photography.
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