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Healthy Granola Bars

These easy homemade healthy granola bars are packed with rolled oats, crispy cereal, and mini chocolate chips.

Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie (chocolatecoveredkatie.com)

Total Time 18 minutes
Yield 11 - 22 bars


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup rice crispies (brown, white, or gluten-free)
  • 3/4 cup oat flour, or process oats in a blender to make your own
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut or vegetable oil OR nut butter of choice
  • 1/2 cup raw agave or honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar OR 1/8 tsp pure stevia
  • 1/4 cup applesauce or mashed banana
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Variations: see flavor list under the third photo in this post


  • Line an 8-inch pan with parchment paper. Set aside. If you wish to bake the bars, preheat oven to 350 F. Stir together all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk liquid ingredients together in a separate bowl, then stir wet into dry. Transfer to the prepared pan. Smooth down firmly, using a second sheet of parchment or wax paper. Press down as hard as you can. For no-bake healthy granola bars, chill until firm. (The no-bake option is also firmer if you use coconut oil.) For baked granola bars, cook on the center rack 18 minutes, then press down firmly again. Let cool completely before cutting into bars.
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