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Easy to carry, lightweight, non-messy yet wholesome and filling, granola bars are not just breakfast bars or snack bars. They are power food for trekkers and meal on the go for travelers. Granola bars have half the calories as that of a candy bar but are equally tasty and relished.


The sugar content in granola bars is low when compared to candy bars. Granola in its natural form is made from whole wheat flour and bran. It is a wholesome and healthy alternative to baked goods, bread etc. As it gained popularity it was baked as a bar along with oatmeal, nuts, dried fruit, sweeteners, and a combination of cereals.

Athletes and natural food lovers claimed that granola bars were a constant source of energy. Regular granola bars available in the market are made from rolled oats, honey and nuts; rice is also used at times. Check out simple low fat granola bar recipes. Find out how you can make chewy granola bars and low fat granola bars.


Granola bar recipe

Vanilla oats granola bar

Quick-cooking oats 3 cups
Light brown sugar 1 cup
Light corn syrup 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract 2 tsp
Wheat germ 1/3 cup
Melted butter 1/2 cup
Peanut butter 2/3 cup
Flaked coconut 1/2 cup
Sunflower seeds 1/2 cup
Raisins, nuts, dried fruits 1 cup

Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Mix, light brown sugar, light corn syrup, peanut butter, melted butter and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Stir the remaining ingredients, mix well. Add the dry fruits and buts and stir. Transfer the mixture to the greased pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Cool and cut into bars


Easy granola bar

Quick-cooking oats 3 cups
Butter, melted 2 tbsp
Flaked coconut 1 cup
Sliced almonds 1 cup
Sweetened condensed milk 1 (14 ounce) can
Miniature semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup
Sweetened dried cranberries 1/2 cup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 inch pan. Mix, butter, coconut, sweetened condensed milk, almonds, oats, chocolate chips and cranberries in a large mixing bowl. Transfer the contents into the greased pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Allow it to cool and slice.


Low fat granola bar

Granola is a heart-healthy snack food because of its comparatively low fat content. The vitamins and minerals supplied by the grains along with the seeds, nuts and fruits is a healthy option too. Oats is a common ingredient in granola bars, it is a rich source of magnesium, other minerals and vitamins which help keep cholesterol low. Granola bars can be made quite healthy and as a part of a diet rich in natural grains.


Low fat granola bar recipe

Oats or mixed muesli grains 2 cups
Wheat germ ½ cup
Raw sunflower seeds 1/2 cup
Chopped almonds and hazelnuts 1 cup
Dark brown sugar ¼ cup
Honey ½ cup
Vanilla extract 1-2 tsp
Salt ½ tsp
Unsweetened dried fruits (apricots, raisins, sultanas, apples and pears) 6 oz chopped
Unsalted butter 1 oz

Cook the oats and nuts and seeds in an oven at 350 degrees F for about 10 - 15 minutes till they are crisp. The nuts begin to emanate a pleasant aroma when roasted well, ensure they don't burn. In a saucepan, warm up the fats and sugar along with the honey over a low heat. Ensure everything melts well. Stir everything well, stir in the salt and the chopped fruits. Transfer the contents to the greased pan and bake for 20-30 minutes. Allow it to cool and slice and serve


Cinnamon vanilla granola bar

Whole wheat flour 1 1/2 cups
Oats 3 cups
Firmly packed brown sugar 3/4 cup
Granulated sugar 1/2 cup
Vanilla yogurt
Egg whites lightly beaten 2
Canola oil 2 tbsp
Cinnamon, ground 1 tsp
Vanilla 2tsp
Baking soda 1 tsp
Raisins 1 cup
Skim milk 2 tbsp
Salt ½ cup

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix egg whites, yogurt, oil, milk, sugars and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add to the yogurt mixture and mix well. Stir in the raisins and oats. Transfer the dough onto the baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes until light golden brown. Cool and slice.


Homemade granola bars

Granola bars can be made at home with ease. Homemade granola bars are a healthy option as they are not loaded with as much calories as readymade granola bars. These bars in fact taste better and delicious too.


Conventional home made granola bars

Old-fashioned oats ½ cup
Shredded coconut 1 cup
Sesame seed ¼ cup
Raw sunflower seeds ½ cup
Wheat germ ½ cup
Slivered almonds ½ cup
Dark brown sugar 1/4 cup
Butter or margarine 4 tbsp
Honey 1/2 cup
Vanilla extract 2 tsp
Raisins 1 cup

Preheat oven to 300 degree F. On a 9" x 12" baking sheet, spread the oats, coconut, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, wheat germ and almonds evenly. Bake the dry ingredients for 20 minutes, stir them occasionally. Heat the butter (or margarine), brown sugar and honey in a small saucepan, allow the brew to simmer.

Add raisins to the oats mixture and add the other ingredients too. Remove the honey from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Pour the hot liquid over the oat mixture and stir until all the dry ingredients are coated. Transfer the granola to the greased pan and bake for 20 minutes. Allow it to cool and slice to serve


Margarine granola homemade granola bar

Rolled Oats 4 1/2 cups
Vanilla 1 tsp
Margarine, softened 2/3 cup
Flour 1 cup
Brown sugar 1/3 cup
Baking soda 1 tsp
Honey 1/2 cup
Raisins 1/2 cup
Sunflower seeds ½ cup
Chopped nuts 1/2 cup (any variety you like)
Dried fruit 1/2 cup


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Grease a cake pan (9x13)

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix nuts,raisins, sunflower seeds and dried fruit, blend well

  • Stir in the dried fruits, sunflower seeds, nuts and raisins

  • Transfer the mixture into the greased cake pan and bake for about 20-25 minutes

  • Allow it to cool and slice.

Healthy granola bar/ Nutrition granola bar

Snacking can be made healthy, granola bars are delicious and can be a good substitute to replace junk food. Healthy granola bars are available in various flavors, shapes and styles. Few of the granola bars are chewy while yet a few are crunchy. A few recipes use a long list of ingredients while yet a few use minimal ingredients.


Apricot-cranberries granola

Rolled oats 1 cup
Whole-wheat flour ¼ cup
Toasted wheat germ ½ cup
Sunflower seeds (shelled) ½ cup
Dried cranberries ½ cup
Dried apricots ½ cup
Nonfat dry milk ½ cup
Dried pitted dates ½ cup
Raw almonds ½ cup
Cinnamon 1 tsp
Pure maple syrup 1/3 cup
Large eggs 2

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Use cooking spray to grease a 9x13-inch baking pan. Use a food processor to chop and blend almonds, dry milk, cinnamon, flour, fruit, oats, sunflower seeds, wheat germ. Blend the maple syrup and the eggs until they blend well. Spread the mixture in the prepared pan and bake until it gets browned lightly. Allow to cool. Cut into desired shape and size.


Banana oatmeal granola

Oatmeal 2 cups
Ripe Bananas 3
Egg 1
Honey 2 tbsp
Dry fruits 2 cups

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix oats and dry fruits in a large mixing bowl. Mash bananas in a smaller bowl, add egg and honey and mix well. Add the banana mixture to the other mixture and stir all the ingredients well. Transfer the mixture into a greased 12 x 9 inch cake pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the edges are brown. Allow it to cool and serve


Chocolate granola bar

Choco chip granola bar

Crunchy peanut butter ½ cup
Chocolate chips 1 cup
Butter, softened ½ cup
Granola 1 1/2 cup
Quick cooking rolled oats 1 ½ cups
Brown sugar 1/3 cup
Honey 1/3 cup
Eggs 2

Beat together peanut butter, butter, eggs, honey and sugar. Stir in the granola and oats. Transfer the ingredients to a 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 degree F for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove and sprinkle the chocolate chips. Allow it to cool and slice.


Miniature marshmallows, chocolate chips granola bar

Rolled oats 3 cups
Chocolate chips 1 cup
Packed brown sugar 1/2 cup
Peanut butter 2/3 cup
Miniature marshmallows 1/2 cup
Corn syrup 5 tbsp
Vanilla extract 2 tsp
Applesauce 1/2 cup
Wheat germ 2/3 cup
Toasted oat cereal rings 1/2 cup

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan. Mix peanut butter, corn syrup, applesauce, brown sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir in the oats, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, wheat germ and cereal rings. Stir in the dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture until evenly coated. Transfer the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool and slice into bars


Low sugar granola bar

Health conscious people can boldly lay their hands on low sugar granola bars. They are a healthy option as they are not loaded with calories as are other bars.


Low-fat vanilla-orange granola

Rolled oats 3 cups
Flaxseed meal 1/4 cup
Orange peel 1/2 tsp
Wheat germ 1/4 cup
Honey ½ cup
Real vanilla extract ½ tsp
Cinnamon 1 tsp
Fresh squeezed orange juice 1/3 cup
Chopped nuts, such as walnuts, pecans and almond slivers 1/2 cup
Organic, unsweetened flaked coconut 1/2 cup

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a sauce pot, combine honey, cinnamon, orange juice, vanilla extract and orange peel and heat it over medium heat, stir it occasionally. Allow the mixture to heat up until the honey melts, set aside. Mix rolled oats, flaxseed meal, wheat germ and chopped nuts in a glass bowl.

Pour the honey mixture over the oats mixture and mix gently until the oats is thoroughly coated. Spread this mixture on a baking sheet and bake it in the oven for 30 minutes. Add the coconut during the final ten minutes of baking. Remove from oven, allow it to cool and slice


Low fat, low sugar granola bar

Egg white, lightly beaten 1 large
Low-fat granola 2 cups
Honey 2 tbsp
Ground cinnamon ½ tsp
Canola oil 2 tsp
Pure vanilla extract 1 tsp
Raisins 1/4 cup

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch square baking pan lightly with oil or cooking spray. Whisk honey, egg white, oil, vanilla and cinnamon until it blends well. Mix granola and granola in another bowl. Stir in the honey mixture until it coats the oats mixture well. Transfer granola into pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow it to cool and slice.


Chewy granola bar

Rolled oats 4 ½ cups
All-purpose flour 1 cup
Vanilla extract 1 tsp
Baking soda 1 tsp
Honey ½ cup
Butter (softened) 2/3 cup
Packed brown sugar 1/3 cup

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease one 9x13 inch pan. Mix flour, oats, vanilla, baking soda, honey, brown sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl. Lightly press the mixture into the greased pan. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Allow it to cool for 10 minutes and then cut into bars and serve.


Gluten free chewy granola bar

Gluten-free oats 2 cups
Melted butter or margarine ½ cup
Brown sugar ¾ cup
Vegetable oil ½ cup
Honey or maple syrup 2 tbsp
Sugar ½ cup
Quinoa or rice flakes 2 cups
Chopped almonds (optional) 1/3 cup
Shredded coconut 1 cup
Raisins 1 cup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x12-inch non-stick jelly roll pan with parchment paper after greasing it lightly. Mix melted butter and oil with sugars and honey in a large bowl. Stir in the remaining ingredients until they blend well. Transfer this mixture to the pan and bake for 30 minutes. Allow it to cool and slice.


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