Walnut Granola Bars

Walnut Granola Bars

Introduction: Walnut granola bars are a delicious and nutritious snack option packed with wholesome ingredients like walnuts, oats, and honey. Perfect for those looking to enjoy a healthy treat on the go.



  • 1 cup (120g) walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup (90g) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (60g) dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1/4 cup (30g) shredded coconut (optional)
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Prepare the Oven and Pan:

    • Preheat your oven to 160°C (325°F).
    • Line a 9x9 inch (23x23 cm) baking pan with parchment paper, leaving some overhang on the sides for easy removal later.

  2. Toast the Oats and Nuts:

    • Spread the oats and chopped walnuts on a baking sheet in an even layer.
    • Toast in the preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes, stirring halfway through, until lightly golden and fragrant. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.

  3. Mix the Dry Ingredients:

    • In a large bowl, combine the toasted oats and walnuts with the dried cranberries (or raisins) and shredded coconut (if using). Mix well.

  4. Prepare the Wet Ingredients:

    • In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the honey (or maple syrup), almond butter (or peanut butter), vanilla extract, and salt. Stir continuously until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Do not boil.

  5. Combine and Mix:

    • Pour the warm honey (or maple syrup) mixture over the dry ingredients in the bowl.
    • Stir until all the dry ingredients are evenly coated with the honey mixture.

  6. Press into Pan:

    • Transfer the mixture into the prepared baking pan.
    • Use a spatula or the back of a spoon to press the mixture firmly and evenly into the pan.

  7. Chill and Set:

    • Place the pan in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until the bars are firm and set.

  8. Cut and Serve:

    • Once chilled, lift the granola slab out of the pan using the parchment paper overhang.
    • Cut into bars of your desired size using a sharp knife.
    • Store the bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week, or in the refrigerator for longer shelf life.
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