Granola Bars

Granola Bars

Course: Snacks


  • 2 cups raw, regular rolled oats
  • 2 cups favourite flaked whole-grain cereal
  • 3 cups dried fruit (eg. apricots, pineapple, cherries, cranberries, blueberries, mangos etc)
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup smooth nut or seed butter
  • 2 tsp cinnamon


  • Spray a 9X13 pan lightly with oil
  • Mix rolled oats and cereal flakes together in a large bowl
  • Add other dry ingredients separating the dried fruit pieces. Mix all completely
  • In saucepan over medium temp heat oil
  • Add honey to oil and stir constantly until mixture is bubbling
  • Stir in Peanut Butter and Cinnamon and mix well
  • Pour hot syrup mixture over dry ingredients and mix well to ensure bars will be evenly moist – work quickly
  • Transfer into the 9X13 pan and pat down firmly (hint – spray back of large clean spoon and use it to pat down mixture, this will stop ingredients from sticking to the spoon and lifting)
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours
  • Cut into bars and wrap in plastic wrap
  • Store in freezer if you wish


Optional: Lightly toast oats and cereal by spreading them out on a cookie sheet and bake at 350ºF for about 8 mins. This gives the bars a bit of a toasty taste. Try a batch each way and decide your preference.
Recipe by InspireHealth
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