Cinnamon Granola Bars Recipe
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Cinnamon Granola Bars Recipe

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I make these at least once a week for my husband, David. He takes one in his lunch every week and never gets tired of them. I love providing him with something so healthy to snack on that doesn't taste low-fat. —Jessica VanLaningham, Cockeysville, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 231 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Add egg; beat well. Stir in flax and honey. In a small bowl, combine the oats, flour, cinnamon and baking soda; stir into creamed mixture just until blended. Gently stir in raisins.
  2. Press into an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 14-18 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Cinnamon Granola Bars in Healthy Cooking June/July 2010, p59

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Abs User ID: 8982576 259245
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2017

"This was nice, but I'm not sure it can be described as healthy seeing as it is full of sugar- sugar, honey and raisins. I'd give it five stars if it had been listed as a treat."

Cookiesnob User ID: 7334271 248562
Reviewed May. 24, 2016

"I made these today and they turned out perfect. Kind of a chewy, soft granola bar similar to an oatmeal cookie. I can see how different dried fruits or chocolate chips would change it up nicely for variety. I'm sure I'll make these again."

adamscook User ID: 7795459 246829
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2016

"These were absolutely delicious! My husband said they were so much better than any you can buy. I will definitely be making these again! I put them into a 9x13 pan, and they ended making about 14 bars."

angieact1 User ID: 1990802 121679
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2014

"This is a great snack and I added chocolate chips in place of the raisins."

menicki User ID: 87508 187745
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2014

"these turned out great, have made them several times.

Have a question for Ladyslipper9
When you finished making these, what did you call them? because it certainly was NOT the recipe for Cinnamon Granola Bars."

jessilyn8508 User ID: 7336216 147045
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2014

"I did quite a bit of add ons: walnuts, almonds, chocolate chips and coconut (all i had was sweetened from a previous recipe) and they were AMAZING ... a great after school snack for my 6yr old. I did have too cook them for about 25 minutes for them too harden but well worth the wait :-)"

[email protected] User ID: 6980978 108611
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2014

"Made these yesterday. I had to substitute the butter for applesauce (husband and I have dairy allergy) and these were really good. I did have to bake them a bit longer because of the sub. Next time I make them, I'm subbing peanut butter for the butter and adding mini chocolate chips to send to my daughter in college. Thanks for the great recipe."

ladyslipper9 User ID: 7404641 108609
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2014

"Very good. I used 2T coconut oil 2T butter,11/2 oats, 1/2c coconut, 2T wheat germ for flax seed, dried cherries for raisins. I aiso used 1/2c whole wheat flour and 1/2c white flour and decreased brown sugar to 2/3c."

t_dggrs4jc User ID: 7252515 191512
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2014

"Really yummy. easy to prepare with my children. A big hit with my family. We added sunbutter and wheat germ in place of the flax seed. Definitely plan on making again."

ClaudiaMarlene User ID: 3904556 121678
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2014


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