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Homemade Healthy Oatmeal Granola Bars

posted by Jennifer
Homemade Healthy Oatmeal Granola Bars

These granola bars are incredibly easy to make, packed with healthy ingredients and most importantly, they taste delicious. They are naturally sweetened with banana and applesauce and contain healthy fats from the seeds. These are a great addition to a simple breakfast of yogurt and fruit or for a quick snack on the go! 

Prep: 10 minutesŸ Total: 30 minutes


Rolled oats 3 ½ cups 875 mL
Pumpkin seeds ½ cup 125 mL
Sunflower seeds ½ cup 125 mL
Ripe banana 3 each 3 each
Unsweetened applesauce 2/3 cup 160 mL
Dried cranberries ½ cup 125 mL
Cinnamon 1 tsp 5 mL
Ground flax seed 2 Tbsp 30 mL


  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F. Line a 9 by 13 inch baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl mash the bananas and stir in applesauce until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl mix all the dry ingredients. Stir into the banana mixture until well combined.
  4. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and press down evenly.
  5. Bake until the bars are golden brown and starting to separate from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes.
  6. Let cool for 15 minutes then cut into 15 bars. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Makes 15 servings (62 g/serving) Ÿ 1 serving = 1 bar

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Adapted from: Cookin’ Canuck

By: Jennifer Broxterman, MSc, RD
Registered Dietitian & Sports Nutritionist
NutritionRx | Professional nutrition counselling services in London, Ontario, Canada.

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  1. Jennifer says:

    These are delicious! I am so happy to have found a whole foods granola bar that my family can enjoy and feel good about. I do have a question. My bars were a little mushy in the middle. Is that intended or should I do something different next time. Thank you so much for sharing this. I’ve cant wait to make more!

  2. melissa says:

    These are a healthy snack for kids and easy to make. I have been searching for a granola bar recipe without added sugar or honey. This is a keeper!

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