A healthy granola bar full of oats, raisins and nuts.  And peanut butter.  Lots of peanut butter!

No bake oat and raisin bar

I’ve been playing with this recipe quite a bit and I think I’ve got it right now.  Every time I make it, I just want to make it more times and eat it!  The good thing is that there’s no added refined sugar – all the sweetness comes from natural honey, coconut and raisins.  I originally found this recipe as ‘bites’, but have since adapted it into bars – I like granola bars because I can take just one of them and eat it without wanting to go back and keep eating those bite-sized pieces!

You can substitute almost anything in this recipe.  The only constants should be oats and raisins … Some of the substitutions I’ve tried include:

  • Instead of peanut butter, try cashew or almond butter
  • Instead of almonds, try pecans, cashews or plain old peanuts
  • Instead of honey, try maple syrup (the 100% variety, not the sugar-filled version readily available in the US!)
  • Instead of ground flaxseed, use whole flaxseeds or half and half ground and whole
  • Try chocolate chips as well if you want to have an added touch of sweetness

Enjoy these – I certainly do – they’re quickly becoming one of my top 3 granola bars!

No-bake oat and raisin bar
Yields 12
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
232 calories
26 g
0 g
13 g
7 g
2 g
51 g
66 g
14 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
51g
Yields
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232
Calories from Fat 109
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g
20%
Saturated Fat 2g
12%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 66mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 26g
9%
Dietary Fiber 5g
20%
Sugars 14g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
5%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 100g rolled oats (gluten-free if needed)
  2. 50g coconut flakes
  3. 75g almonds, roughly chopped
  4. 125g natural crunchy peanut butter
  5. 80g flaxseed (either whole or ground or combination)
  6. 80g raisins
  7. 100g honey
  8. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  9. 1 tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a medium-sized mixing bowl. It will be very sticky so you will need to work this for a while before they all come together.
  2. Pour into a prepared loaf or square baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  3. Freeze for at least one hour prior to cutting into squares or bars.
Notes
  1. We keep these in the freezer and eat them straight out from there, but they are fine if thawed as well.
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calories
232
fat
13g
protein
7g
carbs
26g
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