Barley-Oat Chocolate Chip Bars

Trying to develop a healthy alternative to the commercial snack bars.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
16 servings


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 cup regular rolled oats

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup barley flour

  • ½ cup oat bran

  • ¼ cup wheat bran

  • 3 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder

  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed

  • 5 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ cup honey

  • 5 tablespoons water

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup chocolate chips

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 cup shredded coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Mix whole wheat flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, barley flour, oat bran, wheat bran, nonfat dry milk powder, flaxseed, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda together in a bowl. Add honey, water, olive oil, and vanilla extract to flour mixture and mix well; fold in chocolate chips, walnuts, and coconut.

  3. Place dough in the center of the prepared baking sheet and cover with waxed paper. Roll a rolling pin over dough to spread onto the entire baking sheet. Remove waxed paper.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until set, about 20 minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven and allow to cool slightly for 5 minutes. Slide parchment paper onto a work surface and cut into bars. Transfer bars to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Note:

If you can not find barley flour you can make your own by grinding pearled barley in a spice/coffee grinder.

If you measure the honey in the same measuring cup as the oil it pours out much easier.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

290 Calories
14g Fat
42g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 290
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 91mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 228mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.