Friday Faves :: homemade granola bar recipes

We head out this weekend for my husband’s classes in Kentucky, so I’ve been attempting to gather some breakfast/snack foods to bring with us. Thanks to Pinterest, I’ve come across some tasty bar recipes that I just had to share.

These bars have quinoa in them! How fun is that? I would like to try these, but would probably just use peanut butter instead of PB2.

075 pb2 granola bars

Almond Butter Granola Bars // these sound amazing. Packed with dried fruit + seeds, I know these Almond Butter Granola Bars would keep me full for a while.


Peanut Butter Granola Bars // a fun snack food I know my kiddos would love!


Banana Oatmeal Bars // no added sugar! dried cranberries! oats! yum!


Coconut Bars // I have never bought whole dates, which is what these delicious sounding Coconut Bars call for. Forgive me, but every time I see the large container in Sam’s Club, I just see a container of roaches. Gag, right? But it’s true. However, I may break down and ask my husband to buy some for me buy a container one day. I’d just have to get over the gag reflex first. Do you use dates?


Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Bars // gluten free, these guys are also a healthy option for breakfast or a snack!


And now I must ask – do any of you have a healthy-ish bar recipe you love?
I’ve been using this one for a year or two & we love it. I’m just looking for something a bit less sweet. Would love to know your favorites!

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  1. Those almond butter bars look delicious. I tried to make my own granola bars once but they never hardened enough to be able to be cut into bars. It turned into granola…haha. FYI the link says the submission starts next Friday the 22. 🙂

  2. Christa says:

    thank you, Catherine!!! fixed now! 😀
    and yes, I’ve had failed granola bar experiences too…sometimes I figure as long as it’s semi-edible, I’m calling it a win. 😉

  3. Christa says:

    yum, Susanna – those look tasty! I ended up making a quadruple batch (!!!!!) using the recipe I’ve normally used and just popped them in the freezer for later. 🙂

  4. Audrey says:

    This is my fav granola bar recipe. Not too sweet, great texture, and you can swap out the fruit/nuts/seeds for whatever you have. Someday I’ll find the recipe for the in-house Whole Foods granola bars—until then, I’ll keep making these!

  5. Audrey says:

    OH, and I forgot to say- date are awesome. 🙂 The bacon wrapped dates from Shauna Niequist’s Bread and Wine are my party food go-to! They are life. changing.

  6. Christa says:

    those bars look super yummy!! I’ve never tried Whole Foods granola bars, but I’ll have to check them out next time I go. thanks for the heads up!

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