I finally found the ultimate granola bar! After lots of tweaking and experimenting, I feel this is the best version yet. Everyone in my family, from ages 2 to 78, loves them!

Recipe Summary

15 mins
45 mins
30 mins
1 hr 30 mins
32 bars


Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Spread oats, coconut, and almonds onto a baking sheet; toast in preheated oven until lightly browned, about 15 minutes.

  • Mix toasted oats mixture with flour, raisins, brown sugar, wheat germ, cinnamon, and salt together in a large bowl; add eggs, canola oil, honey, and vanilla extract and mix into a sticky mixture.

  • Generously grease a baking sheet. Spread the mixture into the baking sheet in an even layer, reaching completely to the edges.

  • Bake in preheated oven until golden, about 30 minutes; carefully cut into bars immediately upon removal from oven.

  • Let bars cool completely until hard before removing from sheet, at least 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Other kinds of nuts and dried fruits (such as dried cranberries) can be substituted.

Nutrition Facts

179 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 22.6g; fat 9.2g; cholesterol 11.6mg; sodium 68.1mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
I have made several different granola bar recipes from this site and I think these are my favorite: great flavor and texture and easy to substitute whatever nuts seeds or dried fruit you have on hand. I used apricots cranberries and some salted mixed nuts that I chopped fairly coarsely. As written I think they would be pretty thin and crunchy. I took mine out after 20 minutes instead of 30 and they are fairly soft but still stay together well. I think next time I will use a 9 x 13" inch pan instead of a cookie sheet to make them a bit thicker. Great recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I liked these! Used less honey & sugar. Put in some cranberries & Chico chips. Toasting is essential! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is so good! I don't like raisins that much so I used 1/2 cup raisins and 1/3 cup dried cranberries and about 1/3 cup sunflower seeds. Flavor is so good I think all raisins would have been fine too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
its perfect Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I used apple sauce to replace the oil and also halved the recipe. I also used less sugar and honey to get it a little healthier. Turned out very well. Make sure to mix well as I have some inconsistent flavored throughout. Very tasty though Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These are wonderful! I used pecans instead of almonds 1/3 cup sunflower seeds and craisins instead of raisins. I will definitely make these again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
this is a great recipe . the versatility makes it easy to make your own which is amazing especially when you have kids . I would add a little extra oats almonds and coconut so they fit the pan better but make sure you ad a little extra liquid . Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Tasty but I burnt the edges. I took them out way early too--pay attention to your bars! To help smooth out the ingredients into the pan I suggest using a piece of wax/parchment paper over the top and then squishing the ingredients around underneath the paper. Way less sticky! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe was absolutely delicious the texture was really good! I wouldn't make any changes making it for myself the next time I make it! The notes I would make are if you want to have you oats almonds and coconut evenly roasted I would suggest you roast them in separate pans as the coconut ended up on the bottom and toasted a lot faster than the almonds and oats. I loved the cinnamon the flavor of it came out strong in the final product so keep that in mind if cinnamon is not your thing. And finally if you don't like the mouth feel of the whole oats or your mouth is too sensitive and finds them sharp try quick oats that have been broken up into smaller pieces. I've used this before in making oatmeal cookies for my grandparents and found it works really well. (note: haven't tried with this recipe yet update when I do) Read More