Affordable Homemade Granola Bar Recipe

Elizabeth S. | May 18, 2018
Affordable healthy food options

The two most common obstacles to maintaining a healthy diet are time and money. Pricey specialty grocery stores and complicated recipes can make healthy eating seem costly and time-consuming. For the average American, time and money are tight, which is probably why 31 million Americans skip breakfast each day.

However, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and is crucial to giving you energy throughout the morning. So why do so many people skip breakfast?

Time is a big factor. If your household is anything like mine, then you’re rushing out the door each morning, and breakfast doesn’t always fit into that equation. Unfortunately, convenient and prepackaged breakfast options are often packed with sugar and fat.

How can you ensure you get a healthy breakfast each morning? This quick and easy granola bar recipe is simple to make and is a fraction of the cost of pre-made granola breakfast bars. The recipe makes approximately 10 bars — enough for two work weeks’ worth of breakfast on the go. The best part about this recipe is that these are no-bake granola bars, requiring little time and effort to make a delicious, nutritious breakfast.Here's what you'll need.


  • 8x8-inch pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Plastic wrap
  • Mixing bowl
  • Cooking pot


  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup roasted nuts
  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Stir together oats, nuts, and raisins in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Line an 8x8-inch pan with parchment paper.
  3. Heat honey and peanut butter in a pot over the stove. Stir frequently until warm.
  4. Pour honey and peanut butter into the dry ingredients. Mix together thoroughly and pour into the lined pan.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 20 minutes until firm.
  6. Remove from pan and slice into bars. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

If you’re constantly on the go trying to make ends meet, eating a healthy breakfast may not be your top priority. I hope this recipe helps simplify the process of starting each day with a nutrient-packed meal. Adding a healthy breakfast to my day has helped give me the energy I need to power through my daily responsibilities. For more money-saving tips, check out the .

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