The 5 Ingredient, No-Bake Granola Bar

If you’ve read the ingredient list on your favorite  granola bar, even the “healthy” ones, you’ll realize that although tasty, it’s full of unnecessary, processed ingredients. 
With a super easy recipe by Minimalist Baker,  we decided to make our own with only FIVE organic ingredients: Oats, Almonds, Dates, Peanut Butter+ Almond Butter and Maple Syrup.

I love making easy, yet healthy meals for my family. Nothing beats knowing where your food comes from and making it with only the ingredients you want with none of the fillers.

It was super easy to make- took less than 20mins, healthy and super yummy without being overly sweet. It makes for the perfect healthy, guilt-free snack! Definitely a win-win in my book.  ; )

For full recipe, visit

My modifications to the recipe: To decrease the sugar content, I used half the recommended amount of dates, soaked for 15 mins, however it wasn’t sweet enough.  It also fell apart for the above reason as well, so I ended up adding more pure maple syrup and peanut butter. I also ran the almonds through the blender for 20seconds vs chopped almonds.. the consistency worked better for me.

Here’s a picture of our sweet kitties, Nemo (Orange Tabby) and Camelia (Gray Tabby) enjoying the day by the window-sill.  These lil Furbies of ours, although annoying at times, they have my heart. It gives me pure joy to see them play and carry on with their cat-shenanigans. Makes for an entertaining day……

2 thoughts on “The 5 Ingredient, No-Bake Granola Bar

    • Oooh, let me know how you like them. It’s seriously sooo easy to make and healthier than any store bought option, AND you can customize it by adding any dried fruits, nuts, chocolate/peanut butter chips, coconut flakes, etc. : )


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