Are you in the mood for a quick, healthy snack? This granola bar recipe has what you need! You can even eat it as a quick breakfast.

Berry Nut Granola Bars


  • 1 cup rolled oats and 1 cup rolled oats, divided use

  • 1 cup dried unsweetened cranberries

  • 1/2 cup sliced unsalted almonds

  • 1/4 cup flax seeds

  • 1/16 teaspoon salt (a pinch)

  • 1/3 cup low-sodium peanut butter

  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup or honey

  • 2 tablespoons canola or corn oil


  • Preheat the oven to 325˚F. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper, letting it hang over the edges.
  • In a food processor or blender, process 1 cup oats until flour-like in consistency. Add the cranberries. Process for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl.
  • Pour the peanut butter mixture over the oat mixture, stirring until thoroughly combined. Transfer to the baking dish. Using wet hands, press down on the mixture to flatten it in the dish.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Transfer the baking dish to a cooling rack and let cool slightly. While cooling, press down on the mixture to help it set. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to overnight to harden.
  • Remove the dish from the refrigerator. Transfer to a cutting board. Lift the parchment paper and slide the granola mixture onto the board. Using a serrated knife, cut into 12 squares. Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to one week.

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