These chewy granola bars from Suzanne Perazzini are chock-full of dried fruit, nuts and the natural sweetness of honey and banana. If you love these cherry pie energy bars but want to mix things up every once in awhile, I think you’re going to love this recipe.
Apricots and figs work beautifully in these bars (and add a nice golden color), but you can use this recipe as a base and substitute any fruit and nuts you like. A batch makes 12 generous granola bars. Thanks Suzanne for sharing them with us!
Fruit and Nut Granola Bar Recipe
- large bowl
- mixing spoon
- 1 cup mashed bananas
- ⅓ cup raw honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 ½ cups gluten-free rolled oats (I recommend using sprouted oats for optimal digestion)
- 1 cup walnuts (chopped)
- ⅓ cup dried apricots
- ⅓ cup dried figs
- ⅓ cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the honey, mashed bananas, cinnamon and vanilla extract.
- Stir in the oats, making sure that it is evenly mixed and all of the oats are moistened. Mix in the nuts and dried fruit.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan, spread evenly, and press to pack.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes at 350°F.
- Cool and cut into bars. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
What’s your favorite granola bar recipe?
Other Granola Recipes
- Nut, Honey & Oat Granola Bars – Sweet and chewy, these healthy granola bars have a delicious honey oat flavor that can be customized with different mix-ins. They’re perfect for packed lunches, afternoon snacks, road trips, beach days, forest walks and more.
- Healthy maple granola recipe – This recipe is so easy to make. Just toss some nuts, seeds, cinnamon, maple syrup, etc. together and bake. Voila!
- Pumpkin spice granola – This fall-inspired granola is great for busy mornings or on-the-go-snacks.