4.5 from 2 votes
Fall Harvest Healthy Granola Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Freezing Time
20 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 

Packed with sweet, salty, chewy, and crunchy ingredients, these easy Fall Harvest Healthy Granola Bars are an ideal make-ahead snack to keep on hand for your busiest days.

Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy granola bar recipe, healthy granola bars, homemade granola bars
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 183.5 kcal
Author: Blair
Ingredients
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats (don’t use instant or quick-cooking oats!)
  • 1 cup whole almonds, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup packed pitted Medjool dates
  • cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup creamy almond butter or peanut butter
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spread oats, almonds and pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet with sides. Toast in the oven until slightly golden, about 12 minutes. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  2. Chop dates in a food processor in short bursts until you have a rough paste. Scrape into the bowl with the oat mixture.
  3. Warm maple syrup and almond butter in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring to blend. Add to the bowl along with the dried berries. Mix well to evenly distribute the chopped dates.
  4. Line an 8x8in pan with baking parchment so the paper hangs over the sides. Spoon the oat mixture into the pan and pack it down with the back of the spoon. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  5. Lift the contents out of the pan and set on a cutting board. Cut into 16 bars. Store the bars in an airtight container for a few days or freeze for longer storage.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Variations -- Homemade Healthy Granola Bars:

Nutrition Facts
Fall Harvest Healthy Granola Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 183.5 Calories from Fat 68
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.6g 12%
Saturated Fat 0.6g 3%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.1g
Sodium 51mg 2%
Potassium 174.5mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 27.1g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3.8g 15%
Sugars 14.4g
Protein 4.4g 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.