Granola bars are a perfect on the go snack. You can throw them in your purse, kids snack bag or even stash a few in the car for emergencies. The only problem is the store bought ones are often full of tons of sugar, and the healthy ones are super expensive! Since granola bars a super easy make yourself and you can pack them full of healthy ingredients, I’ve rounded up some of my go-to recipes, The best part about making them yourself is the fact you can omit anything you don’t like and replace it with something you love!

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1. 5 Ingredient Granola Bars

These super simple bars are just 5 ingredients, and they don’t require oven time. All you need is, quick oats, almond (or any nut butter), sliced almonds, mini chocolate chips (can be substituted for dried fruit) and honey. Combine all ingredients in bowl then pour into lined 8×8 pan and place in freezer for 45 minutes – 1 hour. Voila, you are done. I love the idea of cutting them up into little bite sized snacks too!

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2. Dark Chocolate Granola Bars

Ok, the dark chocolate isn’t the healthiest but if you are going to eat chocolate, go dark, right? You can leave the chocolate off the back of the bars and just drizzle it on top to make them a little bit healthier. Ok, with that out of the way, these really are delicious and you can jam pack them full of whatever goodness you like!

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3. Oats and Honey

While I am a fan of the chewy granola bars, sometimes the slightly crunchy variety hold up better on-the-go and they do especially well when dunked in tea. So if thats what you are looking for, these are for you. They are the perfect slightly crunchy, non-crumbly, quick snack.

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4. Blueberry Vanilla Greek Yoghurt Granola Bars

These blueberry yoghurt bars are a super delicious for breakfast on the go. The bars are packed full of goodness, which kinda makes up for the yoghurt frosting. If you want to skip a step try using store bought dried blueberries instead of drying your own.

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5. Cranberry Almond Granola Bars

These cranberry almond granola bars are the perfect affordable and healthy snack for clean eating. Even better, they dairy and gluten free and vegan! Let’s just say they check all the boxes.

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6. Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Can this list really be complete without at least one peanut butter flavored granola bar? I don’t think so! In addition to the peanut butter these chewy bars are also packed full of mashed bananas, chocolate chips and dried cranberry making it the perfect road trip snack. Or any day for that matter.

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7. Protein Granola Bars

These protein-rich homemade granola bars are perfect for busy mamas on the go. Soft and chewy and made of all things good they are a must-try recipe. These can also be easily be made vegan by switching to dairy free mini chocolate chips and using brown rice syrup instead of honey.

Over at Running With Spoons you’ll find a huge recipe index for you to browse.


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Ellice Vargas

Ellice Vargas

I'm a British gal and mama to one sweet daughter. I love a good DIY project, interior design and photography. When I'm not writing for Life As Mama, I'm traveling as much as I can with my little family and filling up my camera roll with snapshots of our life.