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Cinnamon Granola Bars Recipe

Cinnamon Granola Bars Recipe

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 YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 231 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Reviews for Cinnamon Granola Bars

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2014

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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 :-)"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2014

"deli!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

"These are wonderful! To make them healthier I substituted 1 whole banana for the butter and applesauce for the egg. I also used whole wheat flour instead of white! Made them very moist."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"Our family loves this recipe! Simple yet delicious and satisfying. I've substituted dried blueberries and cherries for the raisins, dependent on what's at hand. They are always a big hit and they pack and ship well for college student care packages or gifts."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

"Very tasty granola bars, quick and easy! I won't be buying boxes of granola bars ever again thanks to this recipe! They are soft but do not crumble, a perfect combination."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2013

"Very good. Quick and easy, they don't crumble like other ones I have made."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2013

"Really good tasting bars that mixed up quickly"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2013

"I just made these for my 2 year old grandson. He loved them and had fun helping MiMi make them!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"My kids love this - easy to make and we change the "mix-ins" to offer variety"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

"These bars are delicious. My entire family enjoyed them."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2013

"Used 1/2 cup brown sugar and used choc chips and coconut instead of raisins. The flavour is great but the texture is really dry. Anyone have any suggestions as to why they are so dry and powdery?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

"Very good! I cut the bars to be smaller so the calories were lower...added coconut flakes and pecans pieces. I cut the brown sugar to 3/4 cup and I think next time I will cut to 1/2 cup. I also recommend pressing the mixture FIRMLY down in the pan so they stay together when you cut them."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2013

"Having tried it yet."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

"My kids liked these more than I did. They gave them 5 stars."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2013

"they are really good"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"Tasty and easy recipe. Used chocolate chips instead of raisins. Will add nuts and/or dried fruit next time, and use less sugar."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"I used 1/2 raisins and 1/2 walnuts - they were delicious. Made them last week, and am going to make again today. My husband and I both love them."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"i made this recipe which my husband and i both really enjoyed i would definitely make again"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"I made these and both my husband and I loved them. I will probably cut down the amount of sugar the next time, but they were moist and delicious! A big hit!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"I made these and LOVED them. They were a HUGE hit. I do think they have a lot of sugar, so next time I am going to try the Splenda Brown sugar, and maybe use half wheat flour. I also bought mini choc chips to add instead of the raisins for a change."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"My husband and I we just love them. I made

some changes, like I use butter flavor Crisco,
1/2 c. brown Splenda, egg beaters,1c whole wheat flour, and cut them smaller 24 pices.
Like we are in Weight Watcher, I cut the 6 points, to 2 points, and we only eat one each every morning with coffee, as we are reading the paper. Mr.&Mrs. John L. Smith"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"Just loved this recipe! The kids ate it all in two days, so I had to make more. Substituted Chocolate chips instead of the raisins."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2013

"I really enjoyed this recipe. It's a good substitute for store bought granola bars, much less expensive! I did make a few changes, however. I cut the sugar in half. It was plenty sweet with the honey and raisins. I happened to have some coconut oil so I tried that and enjoyed the flavor it gave it. The recipe says that it serves 12. That's quite a large bar. I cut mine in half again so that it serves 24. I guesstimate the calories in that size serving to be about 100. It's a great little snack. I think I might experiment adding some whey powder for a higher protein bar. If you want to splurge you could melt some dark chocolate on top."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2013

"Mu kids love this recipe - great as an after school snack"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2013

"Thanks Jessica! Super good & can tweak this recipe with anything healthy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013

"Super easy to make. Taste great. A little chewy, a little crunchy! I used craisins instead of raisins."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013

"So good!!! This is the best granola bar recipe I have ever made. So soft and chewy...yet holds together. I did use 1/2 cup white flour and 1/2 cup whole wheat. I used only 3/4 cup brown sugar. The next time I make these I will reduce the brown sugar a little more. I made 1/2 with raisins and coconut and 1/2 with chocolate chps and coconut. I wish I had doubled the recipe...they were that good!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"Have made this numerous times, so easy to change it up. I have substituted, choc chips, butterscotch chips, coconut, dried berries, whatever is on hand. My college age son always wants a few batches to take back to school wiht him."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"This is 6 weight watchers point for 1 bar - that is too much in my opinion."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"Have not yet tried the recipe but wanted to thank Sneakipete for making this recipe MUCH healthier. I will use that persons recipe when I try this."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"Very good and easy substitutes made this heart healther and lower in sugar.

Changed out the butter and used 2 T butter and 2 T macadamia nut oil (you could also use olive oil). I also used the Splenda Brown Sugar mix (without packing it) instead of packed brown sugar. 2 egg whites did the trick without the extra cholesterol and calories.
Yum!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"I was excited to find a healthy granola bar recipe, but I agree with jreesor; with 231 calories, 6 grams of fat, and 43 grams of carbs they are not healthy. Maybe delicious, but not healthy. It makes me wonder what the standards are for these recipes to be considered healthy. Disappointed."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"Very good unfortunately not so low fat. Changing the butter to a low fat subltitute such as Country Crock sticks will cut the total fat in the fecipe from 28 gram of saturated fat from 28 grams to about 6. I used it in all my holiday baking and noone could tell the difference."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2012

"Love this recipe,have shared with others. I like changeing up the raisins for other dried fruits and nuts."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2012

"This is a new favorite. I have also used white chocolate chips in it and peanut butter for variations-it turns out great!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"These are not "light" anything. They pack an awful lot of calories and carbs. Be careful!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"These are nice and soft like a cookie but easier with less fuss. I would add a bit of salt and some walnuts. I may try them again with walnuts and chocolate chips rather than raisins. Peanut butter would be good too."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"I have made this recipe twice. Once in dried cranberries and with raisins.This is a keeper. Keeps on shelve. Don't need to refrigerate. I am passing this on. LOVE IT"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"These were very tasty! I used real butter, whole wheat flour and since no one like raisins here I used some diced dried apple I had. At first my kids were like they are ok, but within 2 days the pan was empty. Once cooled they were very crumbly, and I cut them into far more than 12 squares but they were very very tasty!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"I've made these twice in the past three weeks. The first, time as written. The second time, with half raisins, half chopped dates. These are great!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"Sent these to college for my body builder son. He raved about them! Excellent recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"These were so chewy and delish! I made my second batch with dried cherries. They were even better.

Did anyone have a problem with stiring once you added all oatmeal/flour etc mixture? I had a very hard time even with my Kitchen Aid."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

"I used a little less sugar a little over 1/8c. Divided my dough in half. Made original recipe in with 1/4c raisins and other with creamy peanut butter and nuts. Put in same dish and baked. Very good. Would make again. caw"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

"I used a little less sugar a little over 1/8c. Divided my dough in half. Made original recipe in with 1/4c raisins and other with creamy peanut butter and nuts. Put in same dish and baked. Very good. Would make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2011

"Delicious and moist! I added dried cranberries with the raisins for an extra flavor."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"These were VERY good. They taste more like oatmeal raisin cookies than granola bars. I used all whole wheat flour and added a few more raisins than called for. I think next time I'll try adding some chocolate chips."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"Just made these this morning and my husband and I loved them ---- will definitely make again. I used craisins and chocolate chips this morning and will try other add-ins next time and the next time!!! Moist and chewy --- tasted more like oatmeal cookies than a granola bar!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"Lots of sugar, so not exactly as healthy as I want them to be, but they sure disappeared!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"Yummie yummie yummie, i didn't change a thing....making more tonight....freezes great. i told my younger sister they were brownies so she would eat them and not know how good they were for her...LOL...it worked to."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"I made it with mini chocolate chips instead of raisins. The kids loved it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"These are so yummy. Shared them with family members and they all had to have the recipe. Besides being yummy, they are easy to make and easy to double. Thank you Jessica for a healthy yummy snack."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"These are definitely the BEST granola bars I have ever made. I doubled the recipe and baked for 18 minutes in a 15 x 10 jelly roll pan. I substituted the raisins with craisins and threw in a small handful of slivered almonds. I also used the quick-cooking oats. Will definitely make these again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"Wonderful!! I didn't have the flaxseed so substituted Espresso Protein mix. Added raisins and choc chips, great rich flavor and so easy."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"I made these because they sounded very easy to make. Instead of raisins I used trail mix. Everyone at work loved them."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"Easy to make! Easy to eat! They are tasty! I look forward to trying different add-ins: mini chocolate chips, chopped nuts, craisins..."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"just wonderful!!!!!!!! you all have to try this"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"In addition to varying the fruit and nuts that I put in the recipe each time I make these, I also add some flaxseed for a little more fiber and a little whey powder for extra protein."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"My kids loved the store-bought granola bars but they were expensive and full of all those things we don't want our kids to have. So, I decided to give these a try, fearing my 'picky' kids might turn their noses up at them. Boy, was I wrong! They BEG me to make these just about every week. They freeze really well and I can just keep restocking our granola bar container. I also substitue different things in the bars....dried cranberries, raisins, dates, carob chips, peanut butter, almonds, pecans....they are all good! Great recipe and very easy and fast to make!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2011

"Excellent! I used 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup all purpose flour and use whatever dried fruit I have on hand...raisens, cranberries, currants yum! Also love to heat them up for a few seconds in the microwave and crumble over yogurt! A winner w/ everyone in my family from 2 year olds to adult :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2011

"This is the best granola bar recipe I have found. Family and co-workers are always asking me to make these bars. Delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

"Love these. I used whole wheat flour. Still delicious."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2010

"Quick and easy. I used craisins instead of raisins."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 31, 2010

"My teenage children loved these granola bars. They are very moist. Next time, I am going to double the recipe while using a jelly roll pan. They will turn out about as thick as shown in the picture."

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