Homemade granola bars recipe

I’ve been on the look out for a homemade granola bars recipe, but haven’t been able to find one I like. With a little experimenting in the kitchen I made my own recipe. Were they as good as those chocolate dipped quaker granola bars? Not quite {i love those}… but they were pretty tasty if I do say so myself. Plus they are 100% healthy! You can feel happy and confident feeding these to your kiddos this summer at snack time. You could even substitute the fruit for mini chocolate chips and marshmallows for a little treat. You better believe I will be trying that next!

homemade granola bars

Homemade granola bars

homemade granola bars

As you can… these ingredients are super healthy. My kids love the Plum packs, so we used those and they worked great.

homemade granola bars

This recipe was made for Plum Little Foodies Cookbook. I was excited to be a featured contributor. You can check it out here along with some other yummy recipes.

granola bars recipe

Granola bars recipe

Homemade granola bars recipe


  • 1 Plum Organics Just Prunes pouch (or substitute 1/2 cup of apple sauce)
  • 1 Plum Organics Apple Raisin & Quinoa pouch (or substitute 1/2 cup applesauce)
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar or honey
  • 21/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds optional
  • 1 cup dried cranberries can substitute with your favorite dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ


  1. Whisk together pouches and honey in a large bowl.
  2. Combine with oats, nuts, wheat germ and cranberries.
  3. Line 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper and pour mix into pan.
  4. Bake at 325F for 25 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool for one hour then remove from pan and cut into bars. Makes 12 bars.

Would you like to try out the Plum products I used in this recipe? Leave a comment on this post to be entered to win a plum pack.

Enjoy! Happy Monday!

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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.