foodie moment: homemade granola bars

I took a stab at making some granola bars for Luke and the girls this past week. It was actually WAY easier than I thought. I thought I would share it with you guys as well!

What you will need:

2 cups of rolled oats (you can use Gluten Free ones to make these GF bars)

1 cup of dried Cranberries or Blueberries (I used a little of both)

1/2 cup of Honey

1/4 cup of Agave Nectar

1 cup of sliced almonds

1/2 cup of Almond Butter (you can use Peanut Butter if you prefer)



I toasted the oats and almonds on a cookie sheet first at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. While that is happening you can warm the almond butter, honey, and nectar in a small saucepan. Mix together until it has a smooth texture.


Put the toasted oats and almonds with the dried fruit in a large bowl.


Then, pour the almond butter/honey/nectar mixture over the other ingredients. Stir together until well mixed. Transfer to a dish or pan lined with parchment or wax paper (otherwise they will stick). Press down firmly until everything is flattened. Cover with more paper and place in fridge for 30 minutes.


Once firm, you can slice bars out. And there you have it! Yum! I have been sending them in the girl’s lunches all week. Or they make a great afternoon snack. Enjoy!


  1. I added 2 scoops of protein powder ( Jay Robb Vanilla- sweetened with STEVIA ) and stirred it into the honey, almond butter and agave nectar when it was cooking to make them protein bars. The vanilla flavor added to the taste but you could also use a chocolate flavor of the same brand.

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