Easy & Cheap Homemade Granola Bars


The perfect healthy snack! This is a quick & easy granola bar recipe with endless possibilities. Try it over some greek yogurt, so good. Some other variations of the bar I want to try: freeze-dried strawberries, raspberries & walnuts, and peanut butter chips & dried banana. So many variations!

So here’s what you need:

Ready to bake!

Ready to bake!

2 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup wheat germ (I had some flax seed around that I ground up and it worked beautifully)

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup all-purpose flour (I used whole wheat)

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 cup honey

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used EVOO)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract (Or almond, lemon, ect)

3/4 cup cranberries (I used orange flavored cranberries, you could use cherries or any dried fruit you like)

3/4 cup slivered almonds

1/2 cup shaved coconut 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13 inch baking pan with parchment paper (For a crunchier granola bar that can be used as crumbled granola as well use a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil – oil the foil first!) In a large bowl mix: oats, brown sugar, wheat germ (or flax seed), cinnamon, flour, & salt. Make a hole in the center & pour in honey, egg, oil, & extract. Mix well with your hands and lastly add in the dried fruits & nuts of your choosing. Spread onto pan evenly & bake for 25-30 minutes. Cut the bars before they have cooled completely or else it will be a crumbly mess. Enjoy! 









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8 responses to “Easy & Cheap Homemade Granola Bars

  1. What method do you use to ground your Flax Seed?

  2. Brooke! Order it online from http://www.puritan.com/
    They have super cheap prices!

  3. Magic bullet? No hidden meaning? Am I missing something?

  4. Sasha

    OMG! Brooke!!! You are HORRIBLE! Hahahah I never thought of it that way until just now. We know where Brooke’s mind is.. ha! Laura – a magic bullet is another name for a, well, magic vibrator. LOL. Brooke – I find my flax seed in bulk @ Whole Foods. (Paycheck) 😉

  5. staci

    I use my coffee grinder for flax seed – works like a charm!

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