peanut butter honey granola power bars

Peanut Butter Honey Granola Power Bars (these get the name “power bars” because of the flax and chia goodness)

  • 2c. rolled oats
  • 1/2c. sesame seeds
  • 1/2c. roasted unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/4c. chia seeds
  • 1/2c. ground flaxseed
  • 1/2c. honey
  • 1/2c. smooth peanut butter
  • 2t. vanilla
  • 1/2t. salt

Mix oats, seeds, and flaxseed together.  In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the honey, pb, vanilla, and salt.  Heat until mixture is runny.  Pour the pb mixture over the dry ingredients.  Mix well, making sure all dry ingredients have been incorporated.  Press into a greased 8×8 square pan.  Bake at 300 for 20 minutes.  Allow to cool completely (I put mine in the fridge) before cutting.

I can’t say which version is better (see here for the original version!), but I love both.  And plan to make both a lot.  And also want to freeze both for post-baby.

What ingredients would you add or subtract to these bars to make them your perfect granola bar?


7 thoughts on “peanut butter honey granola power bars

  1. I am making these for our flight to Beijing this week. I wanted to make granola bars and pb cookies. Now I’m thinking pb granola bars and oatmeal rasin cookies. Unless anyone has a healthy recipe for chocolate chip.. 😉

  2. I just made these yesterday using your original recipe as my starter point. Sadly, they were polished off within 6 hours (that’s what happens when you have 5 hungry people hovering over them in a household). I added some chocolate chips and chopped almonds to mine. I think I would like to add more peanut butter to get more of a peanut butter flavor. I also used flax seed too. I want to make more of them soon (my family wants me to as well), but was a bit shocked at our complete lack of control with them. Maybe I’ll double the recipe next time and see how long they last.

  3. They look delicious but I would have to subtract the honey, I’m allergic! I make my granola bars with maple syrup instead.

  4. Hi! Thanks for taking the time to put up this recipe. I used almond butter instead of the peanut butter and excluded the chia seeds as I didn’t have any. In the end it tastes great! I would probably skip the salt next time as I don’t think it is needed. Thanks again!

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