Sugar-Free Homemade Granola Bars With Cranberries & Almonds

Sugar-Free Homemade Granola Bars 

I’ve always liked the idea of making oat bars at home. It’s a healthier substitute to the commercially produced ones, much more environmentally-friendly and also, most probably, cheaper to make, considering the number of bars we get in the end. So once I got to make it, my choice fell on Sugar-Free Homemade Granola Bars​ with Cranberries & Almonds variation.

Each of these tiny bars will give you a bit less than 200 calories worth of energy, add to your protein and fiber intake, as well as certainly give you pleasure while consuming it. Surely excellent characteristics for a quick snack on the go.

Before mixing up all ingredients together, I roasted chopped almonds, sesame seeds, and oats to flavor them up a little.

After that, all it takes is to mix all the ingredients, press the mass into a form, and cool down in a fridge. And voila, you got these Sugar-Free Homemade Granola Bars​ ready to enjoy as a snack for several days (be careful, these are quite addictive). Otherwise, if you would like to keep bars longer than just several days, you can freeze them. Bon appetite!

Sugar-Free Homemade Granola Bars​ with Cranberries & Almonds

How to Serve Homemade Granola Bars

Have this Sugar-Free Homemade Granola Bars with Cranberries & Almonds for a dessert or as a snack. It is a great bite to have on the go, being so nourishing and sweet at the same time. 

Sugar-Free Homemade Granola Bars​ with Cranberries & Almonds

Sugar-Free Homemade Granola Bars​ with Cranberries & Almonds

Indulge in these quick & easy to make Sugar-Free Homemade Granola Bars. Nutty, chewy and naturally sweet, they make a perfect healthy & filling snack.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten free, Vegan
Servings: 18
Calories: 184kcal
Cost: $4 USD


  • Baking sheet
  • Baking form


  • 3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup raw almonds lightly sliced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp coconut flakes/coconut chips
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp agave/maple syrup
  • 1 cup dates blended to paste
  • optional: dried fruits, chocolate, more nuts, etc.


  • Preheat oven on 180 C.
  • Mix oats, almonds, coconut flakes, and 1/2 cup melted coconut oil in a large bowl.
  • Place the mix onto a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 15 minutes till lightly golden. 
  • In a saucepan heat up peanut butter, syrup and coconut oil together, till all melted and smooth.
  • Next mix dry ingredients and sauce in a bowl, break the processed dates and place the mix with the rest, add any extra ingredients you wish to add (in my case that is sesame seeds and dried cranberries). 
  • Place all into a form covered with baking paper and press thoroughly to make sure all ingredients stick together. Refrigerate for an hour approximately, then take the sheet out of the form, cut into bars and enjoy your snack! 
  • You can keep oat bars refrigerated for 4 days, otherwise, you can freeze them to be able to enjoy for a longer time.

Nutrition Facts:

Nutrition facts below consider one piece of Homemade Granola Bars (makes 18).

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