Homemade Granola Bars-All the goodness minus that extra stuff

My kiddos and I love granola bars, but to buy the ones that don’t have the high fructose corn syrup or the extra additives it can get kind of expensive. I stumbled across a few different granola bar recipes and have now perfected this one to have a good ratio of nutrients and still be very tasty. The best thing about this recipe is that it can be used as a base and you can change it up however you want. The one I did today has raisins in it, but I have used shredded coconut, blueberries, cranberries, or whatever as well as different spices to make all the variations different from each other so we don’t get tired of these.  I have also done the instant flavored oatmeal packets, but  be careful because the granola bars can get overloaded with sugar.


Dry mix: Mix all in a bowl                                                            

2 cups oatmeal

1 cup dried fruit

2 tbsp ground flax seed (flax seed is most nutritious when it is ground)

In a saucepan put:

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 brown rice syrup (you can use corn syrup instead)

1 tsp vanilla

Heat ingredients in saucepan and stir until well mixed

Add saucepan ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well.

I like to put my granola bars in reusable cupcake liners so they are convenient for my lunches and for my kiddos on the go.

Enjoy and get creative. This makes about 12 granola bars.


10 thoughts on “Homemade Granola Bars-All the goodness minus that extra stuff

    • I got mine from whole foods. It is similar To corn syrup but supposedly not as bad of a sugar. You may be able to get it from the health food store in Atascadero or Spencer’s. One jar makes about 4-5 batches of granola bars.

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