The Best Ever Healthy Granola Bars


Here is our no-bake (and simple to prepare) healthy granola bar recipe made with rolled oats, natural peanut butter, honey, dried fruit, and almonds. These high-fiber granola bars are refined sugar-free and make a great snack or breakfast for the whole family and the best part is they are healthier than store-bought granola bars!

Recipe Snapshot


1 hour 10 minutes


10 bars


Preheat oven. Line a metal baking pan with parchment, letting the edges drape over the sides.

Spread oats, almonds, and pepitas on a large-rimmed baking sheet. Bake until golden and toasted.

Meanwhile, blend dates in a food processor until broken up into smaller pieces.  Add peanut butter, honey, and vanilla and process, scraping as needed, until just combined with the dates.  Scrape into a large bowl.

When the toasted oat mixture has cooled enough to touch comfortably, add it along with cherries, cinnamon, and salt to the date mixture in the large bowl; mix with a spatula until combined.

Firmly press the mixture into the prepared pan and place in the freezer until firm.

Remove from the freezer and lift the block of granola bars from the pan and place on a cutting board. Cut the bars in half. Then cut into  1 ½ inch bars.


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