Granola bars are a snap to make--keep a batch of these on hand for when hunger strikes.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 1998


Recipe Summary

45 mins
Nutrition Profile:


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line an 8-by-11-inch pan with foil. Coat with cooking spray.

  • Whisk egg, egg white, sugar, oil, cinnamon, salt and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir in oats, cranberries (or raisins), pecans and flour. Spread in prepared pan.

  • Bake until golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool; cut into bars with a lightly oiled knife.

Nutrition Facts

118 calories; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 22g; dietary fiber 1.3g; sugars 15.6g; fat 2.9g; saturated fat 0.3g; cholesterol 11.6mg; vitamin a iu 18.3IU; folate 1.9mcg; calcium 8.6mg; iron 0.5mg; magnesium 2.9mg; potassium 16.2mg; sodium 44.3mg.

Reviews (16)

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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
Few modifications = success! I have made these twice now. I used half the sugar based on other reviews. The second time I actually cooked them in muffin tins (made 18) and used a lightly oiled piece of plastic wrap to compact the mixture before baking. 20 minutes for muffins was still a little too long in my oven will do less next time. I also replaced the recommended dried fruit with half cherries and half blueberries. And of course I put a very light sprinkling of mini chocolate chips on top. I would also caution that if you go this route LIBERALLY spray your muffin liners. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Really tasty. Followed other review suggestions and only used 1/3 cup of brown sugar and they are sweet enough. Otherwise made just as recipe. Pro: super easy and quick to make Con: doesn't make much! Might double the recipe next time. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious but definitely cut the sugar based on the reviews I cut the sugar to 1/3 cup and they were fine. I could not imagine a full cup of sugar in this recipe. Used various a mix of raisins and apricots and was very pleased with the results. Pros: quick to make easy to carry to work or elsewhere Cons: sweet Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I used 1/4 a cup of agave nectar and 1/3 cup of brown sugar with pumpkin seeds and raisins- they were perfection. meg boston ma Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Need to either add oat or subtract sugar... They tasted good but it was too much sugar for the amount of oats. Next time I'll either double the oats or half the sugar. Probably double the oats. It also did not make anywhere near 16 bars for me. I got 8 bars out of this recipe as it's written here. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
More bakery bar than granola bar I've only made these bars once and went with the full amount of sugar which could explain the outcome. Don't get me wrong-they are very tasty! But with the full amount of sugar they taste much more like a dessert bar than something you'd take along on a hike. Mine stayed together and cut beautifully-chewy but not crunchy. Going to give these another try with less sugar. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious. Each bar is 3PPV (Points Plus Value) for Weight Watchers. Pros: NULL Cons: NULL Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Good Starter Recipe Our family has decided to eat more health conscious. So I sub an egg replaced (Ener G) for the eggs (why do you need eggs in granola?) used 1/4 cup Agave Nectar for the brown sugar & 1 Tbs. applesauce for the oil. Also used Hazelnut flour instead of the all purpose. Turned out fantastic! So much healthier too! Pros: Gives proportional amounts of ingredients Cons: Many ingredients can be substituted for a healthier snack Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Fantastic will make again This was so easy and soooo good. However I did make a few adjustments. I left out the egg white (I was lazy to separate) did with rolled oats (again too lazy to toast rhe oats) halved the sugar to 1/2 cup (it was still a bit sweet) put mixed spices instead of cinammon (I ran out cinammon yesterday) and put almonds instead of almonds. Result? REALLY GOOD. Definitely gonna make it again except with a few adjustments. I baked it for 30 minutes at 160 C - it become really dry and hard. Will try 25 minutes or less next time. I will increase the oats to 2 cups or lower the cranberries to 1/2 cup. Anyway do make this YOU WILL WOW PEOPLE (; Pros: Easy to make Cons: Overpowering cranberries Read More