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Healthy Homemade Granola Bars with Oats and Raisins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

These Healthy Homemade Granola Bars with Oats and Raisins are much better for you than anything packaged you'll find at the store. They contain a good dose of whole grains and are low in sugar, too!

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almonds, granola, oats, Raisins
Servings: 9 bars
Author: Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, dry roasted, unsalted
  • 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil, for a lower fat version sub half the oil for unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup raw honey* or maple syrup
  • 1/2 egg, beaten (or one egg white)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries or raisins
  1. Preheat your oven to 350. Line an 8x8 inch glass baking dish with parchment paper, so that the ends of the paper stick out of the pan (this will help you lift the bars out of the pan when they are done baking).
  2. In a large bowl mix the oats, whole wheat flour, salt, cinnamon, and almonds. In a separate bowl whisk together the oil, honey, egg, and vanilla.
  3. Make a well at the center of the dry ingredients and slowly pour the wet ingredients into the center of the oat mixture. Stir until combined. Fold in the dried cranberries or raisins.
  4. Press the mixture into a square at the bottom the baking dish, leaving a 1/2 inch border around the edges. Bake for 25-27 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. (Do not over bake or the bars will be hard and dry.)
  5. Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes. Then, using the edges of the parchment paper, lift the square of bars up and out of the pan and onto another flat surface. While they are still warm, cut the bars into 9 squares. Store in a cool place or wrap individually to grab and go!

*If your honey is hard, you may want to warm it in the microwave for 15 seconds so that it is easier to mix.