Why buy store-bought granola bars when it's so easy—and so much healthier—to make them at home? Switch them up with any dried fruit, nuts, or grains you like.

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Credit: Caitlin Bensel

Recipe Summary

1 hr 40 mins
15 mins
Serves 12 (serving size: 1 bar)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square metal baking pan with parchment paper; let excess hang over edge.

  • Spread oats onto a baking sheet. Bake at 350°F until toasted, about 12 minutes. Place in a medium bowl; cool.

  • Place sunflower seed butter, agave syrup, and oil in a microwavable bowl. Microwave at high until warm, about 30 seconds; whisk until smooth. Whisk in vanilla, salt, and egg white.

  • Add pistachios and raisins to oats. Pour sunflower seed butter mixture over oat mixture; stir until well combined. Using a spatula, press mixture firmly into prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350°F until lightly browned, 20 to 22 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan using parchment paper. Cool completely on rack. Cut into 12 (4- x 1 1/3-inch) bars.

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; fat 9g; saturated fat 2g; protein 4g; carbohydrates 21g; fiber 2g; sugars 9g; added sugar 5g; sodium 109mg.