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5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Granola Bars

5 ingredients are all you need to make a batch of these easy Homemade Peanut Butter Granola Bars. These homemade granola bars are gluten-free, soft-baked, studded with chocolate chips, and perfect for healthy snaking. You’ll never buy store-bought granola bars 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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350℉. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Transfer mixture to a greased 9 x 9 inch baking dish, firmly pressing mixture into pan in an even layer. Pro tip: for easy removal, line the pan with parchment. If desired, sprinkle additional chocolate chips over top, pressing them into the mixture.
  3. Bake for 14-17 minutes or until center is baked through. Start checking at 12 minutes as all ovens are different.
  4. Let cool completely before cut into 16 squares or 12-14 bars.

Notes

*Flax egg: To make enough to replace the 2 eggs in this recipe, mix 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (or flaxseed meal) with 5 tablespoons water. Let set for 5-10 minutes before adding to recipe.

**For a boost of protein, add 1/2 cup of your unflavored, vanilla, or chocolate protein powder and reduce oats by a 1/2 cup.

Nutrition

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