Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade Granola Bars

These bars are a copycat version of Whole Foods granola bars, but way cheaper and you can substitute your favorite granola bar ingredients!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Servings: 35 bars
Calories: 154kcal


  • 4 cups whole oats
  • 3/4 cup almonds raw; whole or sliced
  • 3/4 cup raw cashews chopped
  • 1/2 cup raw pepitas
  • 2/3 cup coconut unsweetened, shredded
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar may substitute palm sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil`
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  • Pour 1 1/2 cups oats in a food processor and pulse until finely ground.
  • Place the ground and remaining whole oats, nuts, seeds, coconut, and dried fruit in a large bowl. Mix well.
  • Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
  • Place brown sugar, honey, brown rice syrup, and coconut oil in a saucepot over high heat.
  • Bring to a roaring boil, stir well and remove from heat immediately.
  • Stir in the vanilla and salt. Then pour the syrup over the dry ingredients.
  • Mix well so that all the dry ingredients are coated, then scoop the mixture out onto the baking sheet.
  • Spread the mixture out evenly.
  • Use another sheet of wax paper to press down on the mixture until flat and packed.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours to set, then cut into squares or rectangles.
  • Wrap well and store in the refrigerator, or in a cool place for up to 2 weeks.


This recipe makes 35 square bars, so feel free to cut the recipe in half if you dont need that many! If you need a little bit more sweetness for your granola bars, you can chop up some chocolate and mix it in!


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg

Photo from: https://simplytaralynn.com/2018/03/09/copycat-homemade-whole-foods-granola-bar-recipe/


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