Make any of these 10 delicious and healthy homemade granola bar recipes that are gluten free and dairy free (and many are vegan too!). Perfect for a quick healthy snack for kids and adults alike!
photo via Dolly & Oatmeal
September Brings Granola Bars!
Granola bars definitely remind me of growing up and taking a homemade lunch to school most days. My mom would typically pack some sort of granola bar for me along with my other lunch goodies. While my school days are farrrrr gone, I still definitely crave granola bars regularly.
The thing is, most granola bars out on the grocery store shelves, especially those not in the organic or natural foods section, are seriously loaded with refined sugars and other random, unpronounceable ingredients …. no thanks maltodextrin and fractionated palm oil, you can stay at the store.
(Healthy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars from NITK)
These days I often make my own healthy homemade granola bars and energy bars, packed with whole food ingredients and made with only natural, unrefined sweeteners.
The Healthy Homemade Granola Bars:
Today I’m sharing 10 delicious homemade granola bars that I’ve found in the wonderful blogosphere to inspire you to make your own at home too! Whether you have little ones who are “back-to-school” or you just like to have healthy snacks on hand for yourself, I guarantee there’s something in this list that will peak your interest!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chewy Bars from Bakerita
These gorgeous healthy granola bars are made with oats, crispy rice cereal, peanut butter and honey for a chewy delicious flavour and all natural ingredients.
Naturally Sweetened Chewy Coconut & Date Granola Bars from Zestful Kitchen
Dates, oats, coconut, and almonds come together in these tasty granola bars topped with a perfect dark chocolate drizzle. Yes please!
The Best Soft Granola Bars from Pinch Of Yum
These delicious, soft and chewy granola bars are made with rolled oats, peanut butter, honey, and crushed pretzels for a crunchy addition. Swap out regular pretzels for your favorite gluten free ones to make this recipe GF!
Puffed Quinoa Date and Peanut Butter Bars from Choosing Chia
Made with dates, peanut butter, loads of seeds, and puffed quinoa, these tasty bars are a unique take on an energizing granola bar.
No Bake Sunbutter Granola Bars from Vegan Richa
Totally school safe as they are nut-free and peanut-free, these delicious granola bars are made with sunflower seed butter, oats, and maple syrup.
Super Seedy Granola Bars from Minimalist Baker
Loaded with nourishing, digestion-boosting seeds, and sweetened naturally with dates and agave (or maple syrup) these healthy homemade granola bars are definitely worth a try!
Almond Coconut Granola Bars from Cookie and Kate
These delicious, almond granola bars are made with coconut flakes, almonds, your choice of nut butter and honey or maple syrup. Naturally sweet and good for you!
Tart Cherry Dark Chocolate Cashew Granola Bars from Love and Zest
I absolutely love healthy homemade granola bars that have dried cherries in them and these definitely fit the bill. Packed with nuts, seeds, dark chocolate, and dried cherries, these granola bars are a perfect store-bought substitute.
Raw Nutella Bars from Dolly and Oatmeal
While these bars don’t contain rolled oats, I still think they make a great
“granola bar-ish” snack! Packed with hazelnuts, dates, and cocoa they are sure to satisfy a sweet snack craving (check out more similar bars here!).
Coconut Cashew Granola Bars from A Sweet Spoonful
These pretty little granola bars are made with almond butter, honey, nuts, seeds, coconut, and millet for extra fibre and nutrition!
I hope you enjoyed this lovely list of healthy homemade granola bars and you feel inspired to whip up a batch or two this month! Granola bars definitely don’t have to be unhealthy, processed sugar-bombs after all. Instead they can be made with natural, whole food ingredients, unrefined sweeteners, and tons of nutrients perfect for taking on-the-go or enjoying anytime you are feeling that grumbling in your tum!
Let me know in the comments which recipe you plan to make first and be sure to pin the photo below to save this post for later and of course, share the love!