7 Homemade Granola Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
12 mins
 

7 homemade granola bars that are perfect for meal prep or lunch boxes! The perfect sweet treat to enjoy with your morning coffee.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: granola bar
Servings: 12
Calories: 225 kcal
Author: Denise
Ingredients
Classic Chocolate Chip
  • 1/2 cup honey (156 g)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (74 g)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup almonds (coarsely chopped)
  • 3 cups rolled oats (284 g)
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (45 g)
Monster Cookie Granola Bars
  • 1/2 cup honey (156 g)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (74 g)
  • 1/3 cup all natural peanut butter (84 g; almond butter works too)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats (284 g)
  • 1/2 cup almonds (coarsely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup mini M & M's
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips (18 g)
Fruit & Nut Granola Bars
  • 1/2 cup honey (156 g)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (74 g)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (almonds & pecans)
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit (cranberries & blueberries)
  • 3 cups rolled oats (284 g)
Mocha Granola Bars
  • 1/2 cup honey (156 g)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (74 g)
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats (284 g)
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (45 g)
Double Chocolate Granola Bars
  • 1/2 cup honey (156 g)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (74 g)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats (284 g)
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (45 g)
Peanut Butter Granola Bars
  • 1/2 cup honey (156 g)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (74 g)
  • 1/3 cup natural peanut butter (84 g)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds or peanuts
  • 3 cups rolled oats (284 g)
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (45 g)
Almond Butter Snickerdoodle Granola Bars
  • 1/2 cup honey (156 g)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (74 g)
  • 1/3 cup natural almond butter (84 g)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats (284 g)
  • 1/4 cup toffee bits
Instructions
  1. Combine honey, coconut oil and nut butter (if using) in a medium pot. Bring to a simmer, and once pot starts bubbling up all over (see image at top of post), start the timer for 1.5 minutes (for chocolate chip & fruit & nut) or 1 minute (for all others).

  2. When time is up, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, salt, cocoa powder (for double chocolate), cinnamon (for snickerdoodle almond butter), espresso powder (for mocha). Let it cool down for 10-15 minutes.

  3. While pot is cooling, prepare a 9x9 inch baking dish with parchment paper (I secure mine with binder clips).

  4. Stir in all remaining ingredients until evenly coated and press into the prepared pan. Spray a spatula with oil and press down into the pan. Press firmly (I go through and press 2-3 times, spraying spatula again as needed).

  5. Cool in the fridge for 4 hours- overnight (overnight is best!), before slicing into bars.

Storage
  1. Store in a sealed container in the fridge (they soften at room temperature) for up to a week or the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts
7 Homemade Granola Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 classic chocolate chip granola bar)
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Potassium 122mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 14g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 3.1%
Iron 6.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.