Thursday, November 14, 2013

Raspberry Granola Bars

If you are looking for a healthy afternoon snack, I recommend these raspberry granola bars. 

They are a sure win, and if you don’t like raspberries, swap in a fruit you do like. 

Raspberry Granola Bars


  • 1 1/4 C whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 C oats
  • 2/3 C brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4-1/3 C applesauce
  • 5 T butter, divided {and melted}
  • 1/2 C raspberry sauce (or your favorite jam/jelly)
  • ~15 raspberries


Begin by mixing together 1 1/4 C whole wheat flour with 1 1/2 C oats (we used old fashioned oats).  Add in 2/3 C brown sugar, 1 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt.  Stir well. 

Remove about 1/2 C of the mixture and set aside. 

With the oat mixture remaining, add in 1/4 C applesauce and use a fork to cut in.  Then, add in 3 T melted butter. 

Press the mixture into a lightly greased 7x11 baking dish.

Top with 1/2 C raspberry sauce and arrange 15 raspberries over the top. 

Then, combine the remaining 2 T melted butter with the 1/2 C oat mixture and mix until crumbly.  Sprinkle over the top of the raspberries. 

Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes until slightly browned and set. 

Slice the bars down the middle of the pan lengthwise, and slice each into rows approximately 1 inch thick. 

Serve immediately, or allow to cool and store in an airtight container for up to 4 days at room temp or a week in the refrigerator. 


  1. How do you think these would work without the whole berries? Would you recommend increasing the amount of berry sauce if skipping the whole raspberries? These sound wonderful!

    1. They should work fine, Faith. You could up the berry sauce by a 1/4 C or so for just a little more filling.

  2. Oh, I *love* the look of this. Methinks I have tomorrow's baking sorted ;) ... I'll let you know how I get on with it - it certainly looks and sounds amazing
    A x

  3. I am so making these this weekend! They look awesome!

  4. I have made these several times. Add some flaxseed and chia seeds, craisins instead of the whole fresh rasberries. They are delicious


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