The winter of my freshman year of college, I ended up with two back-to-back classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. My chemistry course started at 7:30 am, and as soon as it finished, I walked across the road to my ancient cultures elective, which concluded at 10:30 am.
My friend in the dorm room next door had the same schedule, along with another guy from our floor (just with a different second class following chemistry!), so after waking up at 6:30 to get dressed and eat breakfast, I knocked on my friend’s door. The second guy joined us as we biked to campus through the thick-as-pea-soup fog, our faces and clothes slightly damp from all of the water droplets by the time we entered the vast lecture hall.
Once my two courses ended, I headed straight for the gym to use the elliptical machines for a cardio session. I typically wore my workout clothes to class, but I usually needed a little snack boost. Breakfast felt so long ago!
Most of the time, I packed a small store-bought granola bar in my backpack to quickly eat while walking to the gym. The brands and flavors I picked out varied, sometimes incorporating chocolate chips and other times dried berries with yogurt coatings, but they were always soft, chewy, and sweet.
Looking back, those store-bought granola bars probably weren’t the healthiest option… They were so full of sugar!
But any of these 10 Easy and Healthy Granola Bar Recipes would’ve been a much better choice! They’re still soft and chewy, just like the store-bought ones I loved during high school and college, with lots of different delicious flavors.
So what makes these homemade granola bar recipes healthy? They include no refined flour or sugar (aka they’re clean eating friendly)! All of these healthy homemade granola bar recipes are gluten-free. Some also contain no butter or oil, while others contain no eggs. Yet they’re all incredibly yummy and easy to make!
So here they are… The best healthy granola bar recipes! (At least in my book!)
From left to right, top to bottom…
- Healthy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bar Bites
- Healthy Double Chocolate Granola Bar Bites
- Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bar Bites
- Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bar Bites
- Healthy Chocolate Chip Granola Bar Bites
- Healthy Carrot Cake Granola Bar Bites
- Healthy Banana Nut Granola Bar Bites
- Healthy Apple Pie Granola Bar Bites
- Healthy Strawberry Banana Granola Bars
- Healthy Raspberry Apple Granola Bars
And when you make any of these recipes, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! 😊) I’d love to see your healthy homemade granola bars!