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Crunchy, Good-for-You Granola Bars

Healthy bars that are perfect for a snack

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 25 minutes
Total 40 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 168 kcal
Author Michelle


  • cups puffed kamut or puffed rice or puffed wheat
  • cups traditional rolled oats not the quick-cook kind
  • ½ cup Grape-Nuts cereal
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries or chopped dried apricot or mix of both
  • 1/3 cup salted sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • tablespoons almond butter can substitute soy butter or peanut butter, creamy or chunky
  • tablespoons brown rice syrup
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line and 8- or 9-inch square pan with a long sheet of parchment paper (so ends extend over edges of pan).
  2. 2. Mix the puffed kamut, oats, Grape-Nuts, dried fruit, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  3. 3. In a small saucepan over low heat, warm the almond butter, brown rice syrup, honey, brown sugar and vanilla until sugar has melted and the almond butter has thinned.
  4. 4. Pour the liquid mixture on top of the dry ingredients, mixing well. When everything is equally coated, spread the mixture into the pan. Press the mixture down with the bottom of a measuring cup or the back of a wooden spoon. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. 5. When you remove the pan from the oven, again use the back of a wooden spoon to press the bars flat. Allow to cool completely before touching them again.
  6. 6. When totally cooled and hard, lift the ends of the parchment and put onto a cutting board and cut into bars or squares. I wrapped the individual bars in foil and stored them in a ziploc bag at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Crunchy, Good-for-You Granola Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 119mg3%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.