Light Granola Bars – Healthy Option

You’ll never go back to store-bought after you make a batch of our chewy, fruity, wholesome, light granola bars. They’re positively addicting!

The Backstory: These delicious granola bars are the perfect pick-me-up when you’re hungry and looking for a quick and healthy snack to satisfy your sweet tooth (or desire to crunch on something really good!) They’re packed with delicious ingredients that are high in iron, fiber, and most of all–flavor. What I love most about these is that they’re perfect for grown-up and kid tastes, and they’re portable, so you can toss them into your purse, briefcase, gym back or child’s lunchbox. More of the Backstory after the recipe

Light Granola Bars - Healthy Options

These crunchy-chewy granola bars are the perfect on-the-go snack for school, work, a lunch box or gym bag. They're packed with delicious and nutritious ingredients that will fill you up and satisfy your hunger for something sweet and crunchy!
Course Desserts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 bars


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon use a little less than 1/2 tsp (just scant of 1/2)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/8 cup egg whites, beaten
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, cinnamon, flour, raisins and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the honey, egg whites, oil and vanilla. Hand-mix well. Pat the mixture evenly onto a non-stick baking sheet or one sprayed with non-stick spray.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes until the bars begin to turn golden at the edges. Cool for 5 minutes, then cut into bars while still warm. Do not allow the bars to cool completely before cutting or they will be too hard to cut.

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Information Per Serving
Calories:  160
Total Fat: 3.5g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Protein: 4g
Carbohydrates: 28g
Sodium: 30mg
Fiber: 2g

…The Backstory continues: You can find more tasty recipes in my latest cookbook, Healthy Meals for Your Busy Life. In my new book, I’ve created a collection of delicious and satisfying meals from Poached Pears in Fruit Juice to Broiled Halibut (or Salmon) with Garlic and Tarragon — that you can prepare in 30 minutes or less. I know you’ll love them and that they’ll leave you feeling full, satisfied, and happy that you’ve made healthful choices that don’t sacrifice on taste!

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Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

Franceen is one of country's leading voices in nutrition and health with 30 + years of experience as a senior food management executive, author, speaker, and TV host. Fran's followers adore her because she believes you should be able to have your kugel and not feel guilty about it. Her recipes, humor, and realistic approach to enjoying food and cutting through the hype of fad diets and quick fixes are what make her approach to a balanced lifestyle loved by so many.
Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

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