My kids are pretty much granola bar fanatics. If I let them, I’m certain they’d eat a granola bar for breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner. If you are familiar with the snack recipe archives around here, you know this isn’t my first granola bar recipe. You can’t have too many. You just can’t.
These are actually quite different from all my other bar recipes. I’m crazy excited about this flavor combination. I learned that I don’t use pecans often enough. Pecans+dried cranberries+cinnamon+honey=heaven. Do you like pecan pie? That’s what these babies taste like. YES! I’ll take my breakfast or snack bar tasting like pie. Yes, please.
They might taste like pie, but don’t let that fool you. This is a healthy granola bar recipe filled with the goodness of chia seeds, flaxseed meal, and oats. The texture is chewy and they are just sweet enough.
These could not be easier to make and this makes a big batch. There’s nothing worse than taking the time to make a batch of homemade snacks and then have them be gone in half a day. Am I right?
I hope these are a hit with your family, too!Print
Pecan Cranberry Granola Bar Recipe
These Pecan Cranberry Granola Bars are chewy, easy to make, and make a healthy snack.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 13 mins
- Total Time: 23 mins
- Yield: 18 1x
- Category: snack
- 2 cups pecans, roughly chopped
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 1/3 cup flaxseed meal
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a 9X11 inch baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together the pecans, oats, chia seeds, flaxseed meal, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
- Add the eggs and honey and mix well.
- Stir in the cranberries until evenly distributed.
- Press the mixture into the baking dish lined with parchment paper.
- Take a second piece of parchment paper and press it down on top of the mixture. Use something heavy, like a canned good, to press the mixture down very firmly. *Important–don’t skip this step as it helps ensure the bars hold together well.* Save the piece of parchment paper for after baking.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 13 minutes.
- Put the parchment paper on top of the mixture again, pressing it down firmly one more time.
- Place the dish in the fridge until cooled completely, at least 20 minutes.
- Pull the parchment paper out of the pan and cut the mixture into 18 bars. Enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 bar
- Calories: 168
- Sugar: 10.1g
- Sodium: 77.6mg
- Fat: 10.6g
- Saturated Fat: 1.1g
- Carbohydrates: 17.4g
- Fiber: 3.6g
- Protein: 3.6g
- Cholesterol: 31mg