Homemade Granola Bars Recipe | How to Make Granola Bars

Perfect homemade granola bars which are soft, chewy and very simple to make. These are baked granola bars for the perfect bind and texture.

The question which is most often asked is Are granola bars really good for you? The answer to that is No, if it’s a store bought granola bar. Store bought granola bars, more often than not are full of sugar and preservatives which makes them unhealthy. One may argue that it is healthier than a packet of chips. No arguments there but why buy granola bars from outside, when you can make it in 30 minutes at home.

Homemade granola bars are pretty simple to make. We can go for a baked granola bar or a no-bake granola bar depending upon what you fancy. If you want to make a simple granola then that can be made pretty simply in the oven in 15 minutes and doesn’t even take much effort. Here, I have shown the recipe for a baked granola bar. I will soon add a no bake granola and a basic granola or muesli recipe.

While granola bar does need a binder in the form of a sweetener, you can very well chose a natural sweetener like dates or a healthy syrup like maple or honey or dates syrup for that matter. Once you make this recipe, you will feel confidant in making as many variations as you like. Add or subtract ingredients to make them healthier.

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Homemade Granola Bars Recipe

Perfect homemade granola bars which are soft, chewy and very simple to make. These are baked granola bars for the perfect bind and texture.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 350 gms
Author Nandita


  • 1 cup Oats Quick or Instant
  • 1/4 cup Mixed Nuts Almonds, Walnuts
  • 2 tbsp Ghee or Clarified Butter
  • 1/2 cup Jaggery
  • 1/4 cup Raisins Black or Regular
  • 1/8 cup Dates finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Sesame seeds or flax seeds, hemp, etc.
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon or Vanilla Essence optional


  1. Dry roast oats and nuts in a pan on low until slightly roasted and light brown in color.

  2. Take it out. Wipe clean the pan and add ghee. Once it's melted add jaggery.

  3. Let the jaggery melt on low heat. We don't want any boil to come. Jaggery just needs to melt.

  4. Once melted, add roasted oats, nuts, raisins, dates, cinnamon or vanilla and mix everything together.

  5. Switch off the gas while mixing if the pan is too hot.

  6. Take the mixture out in an oven proof dish lined with greased butter paper.

  7. Dab the mixture well and bake at 150 degree C in a pre-heated oven for 10 minutes or until slightly brown on top.

  8. Take it out and let it rest until it's warm and comfortable to touch.

  9. Cut into bars and store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

If the mixture seems very dry, add some more melted jaggery.

Press the mixture very well in the baking tray for it to bind well.

If it doesn't bind well, then eat it as a simple granola.

Comment (3)

    1. Baking helps bind the granola to make them into bars and also to solidify the sweetener otherwise it may feel sticky. If you don’t need bars, then you can skip baking and have it as regular muesli.

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