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5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Granola Bars

5 ingredients is all you need to make a batch of these easy Homemade Peanut Butter Granola Bars. They’re gluten-free, soft-baked, studded with chocolate chips and perfect for healthy snaking. You’ll never need to or want to buy a store-bought granola bar again!

  • Author: The Real Food Dietitians
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 14 mins
  • Total Time: 19 mins
  • Yield: 16 squares 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Bake
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 3 cups rolled oats (gluten-free if needed)
  • 3/4 cup natural peanut butter (substitute nut or seed butter for peanut-free version)
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup (may sub honey)
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2 organic whole eggs (or flax egg for vegan-friendly*)
  • Optional add ins: walnuts, pecans, almond, chia seed, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or dried fruit.


  1. Preheat oven to 350℉.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients in one bowl and mix well.
  3. Transfer to a greased 9 x 9 inch baking dish and firmly press into pan. Pro tip: for easy removal, line the pan with parchment.
  4. Top with additional chocolate chips if you wish. Press into the dough.
  5. Bake for 14-17 minutes or until center is baked through. Start checking at 12 minutes as all ovens are different.
  6. Let cool completely before cut into 16 square or 12-14 bars.


*Flax egg: 2 Tbsp. flax meal + 5 Tbsp. water. Let set for 5-10 minutes.

**For a boost of protein, add 1/2 cup of your favorite protein powder and reduce oats by a 1/2 cup.


  • Serving Size: 1 square
  • Calories: 200
  • Sugar: 10 g
  • Sodium: 50 mg
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 6 g