Chocolate Chip Granola Bars Recipe


Recipe Makes 12 granola bars

I love making homemade granola bars!

Homemade granola bars are not only tastier than the ones we buy at the store but, they’re also far healthier since they’re made with fresh ingredients, no preservatives and, most importantly, no added high fructose corn syrup.

Of course, I should also mention the fact that these homemade treats cost only a fraction of what commercial granola bars cost and are far greener since they don’t come with all the added, unnecessary packaging of their commercial counterparts.

Granola Bars Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/8 cup roasted, diced almonds
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 3/4 cup 100% apple juice

Healthy Granola Bars Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Line a shallow 8 x 12 inch pan with parchment paper
  • In a large bowl, mix the brown sugar, baking powder and spices
  • Fold in the oats, cranberries, almonds, and chocolate chips (save some chocolate chips to sprinkle on top of the granola bars)
  • Beat the egg and egg white well and mix into the apple juice
  • Add apple juice and egg mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well till it all binds together, a little like dough
  • Press granola bar mixture into your pan and smooth the top
  • Sprinkle your leftover chocolate chips on top
  • Bake granola bars for 15-18 minutes
  • Remove granola bars from the oven, let cool before cutting into squares

granola bars recipe

photo courtesy of: megan.chromik


Paulin Soleyman
Paulin Soleyman is the founder and editor of The Underground Bootcamp. Her goal is to help everyday people live healthier, happier, more fulfilling lives by sharing all that she knows about healthy living, nutrition, and fitness.
Paulin Soleyman


    • says

      Hi Jenn :) I love granola bars and decided to start making my own when I realized I was going broke buying them. My first few attempts didn’t turn out so good. This recipe is one of the first ones I am happy with. So if you come up with any recipe improvements don’t hesitate to share :)

    • says

      It’s easy to do Jenn but it takes some practice. The first couple times I made this recipe it didn’t turn out that great because I hadn’t figured out the temperature on my oven yet.

  1. Juana R. says

    I have a 5-year old that absolutely loves sweets.. and a mom that seriously limits them here.. but I think we can both come to a compromise with this recipe.

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