Kid-Approved Homemade Granola Bars

Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

My boys always want “bars” and I love how easy these homemade granola bars come together!

Amidst the array of seemingly healthy snacks, store-bought granola bars often stand out as a convenient choice for a quick energy boost. Promising a mix of oats, nuts, and sometimes even fruits, these bars appear to be a wholesome option for the health-conscious individual on the go. However, a closer look at their ingredient list often reveals that they are laden with added sugars, artificial flavors, and preservatives, negating any potential health benefits.

Luckily, creating granola bars at home is super simple and you get to control the ingredients you are using. We skip the fillers, seed oils, and rice syrups normally found in store-bought varieties and offer a lower glycemic impact by adding in Be Well by Kelly protein, honey to sweeten, more nuts for extra healthy fats, and less oats than traditional granola bars. You can snag all the wholesome ingredients I am using from Now Foods and use code KELLY for 20% off your order.

Pro tip: These Homemade Granola Bars taste even better when you make them together. Make it a fun afternoon of snack prep with the kids!

  • Prep Time

    5 minutes

  • Total Time

    45 minutes

  • Servings


  • Freezer Friendly



  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 ¼ cup Raw & Unsalted Almonds
  • ¼ cup Hemp Seed Hearts
  • ½ cup almond or peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup Manuka Honey
  • ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Finely chop nuts and place on baking sheet with oats and coconut shreds. Toast in the oven for 15 minutes.
  3. In a pan on medium heat, add coconut oil, nut butter, honey, sea salt, and cinnamon and whisk together until melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  4. Mix the mixture with the toasted ingredients, then pour them onto a parchment-lined baking pan. Firmly press down into the baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Cool completely before cutting. Store in an airtight container for up to seven days.