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Learn how simple it is to make Homemade Granola Bars with this easy one bowl recipe. These granola bars are filled with lots of nuts and dried fruit, and you can even add chocolate chips if you want!

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Homemade Granola Bars

Some of my favorite recipes are the homemade versions of foods that we would normally buy at the grocery store. With this one bowl recipe, you’ll see how easy it is to make the best granola bars at home. (You can also try making my Sugar Free Granola Recipe.)

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Homemade Granola Bars – Easy One Bowl Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Yield: 12 bars
These are delicious Sweet and Salty Granola Bars filled with peanuts and currants.


  • 2 1/2 cup Old-Fashioned Oats Do not use quick-cook oats
  • 2 tablespoons Dried cane juice White cane sugar can be substituted
  • 1 1/2 cups Mixed nuts, seeds, chocolate chips, and/or coconut Nuts and seeds may be salted or unsalted. If unsalted add salt as stated below.
  • 1/3 cup Coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup Honey Use a pourable honey
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp Fine ground sea salt, optional Omit if using salted nuts or seeds


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C).
  • Add all ingredients together in a bowl and mix well so that all the dry ingredients are well coated by the wet ingredients. (If not using salted nuts or seeds, add salt.)
  • Use an 8 x 11 inch pan or a 9 x 9 inch pan and line it with parchment paper allowing some of the parchment paper to hang over the side of the pan.
  • Add the oat mixture to the pan and spread it out evenly. Then press the oat mixture down to compact it tightly.
  • Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes until the oat mixture is a golden brown.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely, then remove the oat mixture from the pan using the parchment paper. Slice the oat mixture into 12 bars.
  • Wrap bars individually in parchment paper or waxed paper and then place in a plastic bag. Refrigerate.
  • Granola Bars will stay fresh for approximately 2 weeks



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Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Americana
Calories: 258
Keyword: Baked Goods, Granola Bars
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  1. 5 stars
    These are delicious! I’ve made them a couple times. Once my son made the recipe & forgot to press the mixture down, but it was great tasting granola too!

    1. Hi Monica,

      I’m glad you and your family enjoyed some thick and thin granola bars! Thanks so much for your comment!

      Love and God bless,

  2. 5 stars
    I just made these for the first time and they came out amazing!!! So delicious and they hold together beautifully. Thank you so much for the recipe!

    1. Hi Mel,

      Thanks a bunch for your kind comment. I’m glad that your granola bars were delicious!

      Love and God bless,

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