Cranberry Nut Granola Bars

This is one fast and totally addicting recipe. It's easy to adjust to your tastes or what's in your cupboard - try adding chocolate chips, coconut, raisins, cherries or a spoonful of peanut butter. You'll be making this every week.

Cranberry Nut Granola Bars Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Cranberry Nut Granola Bars for 24 servings:

  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup hulled pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

Cranberry Nut Granola Bars Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook20m
  • Ready In1h 15m

To cook Cranberry Nut Granola Bars, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Cranberry Nut Granola Bars is about 20 minutes , and you can serve your Cranberry Nut Granola Bars within 1 hour 15 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Cranberry Nut Granola Bars easily:

  1. 1 Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 13x9-inch pan with lightly-greased parchment paper; an inch or so of parchment paper should stick up on 2 sides to form lifting handles.
  2. 2 Mix the quick-cooking oats, old-fashioned oats, pumpkin seeds, almonds, mixed nuts, cranberries, and sweetened condensed milk together in a bowl; spread into the prepared pan, evenly pressing into the corners and out to the sides.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden brown, 20-25 minutes, using slightly less time for chewier bars and slightly more time for crunchier bars.
  4. 4 Allow the the bars cool for 5 minutes in the pan before using the parchment paper to lift them from the pan. Use a sharp knife to cut into bars. Let the bars cool completely and store in an airtight container.


  • Cook's Note
  • It's easy to press the oat mixture into the pan using wet hands or a wet spatula. The water keeps the oat mixture from sticking to you or your utensil.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 169 calories; 7.5 grams of fat; 22.3 grams of carbohydrates; 4.8 grams of protein; 6 milligrams of cholesterol; 60 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Dec 11th 2011

    Terrific granola bar! To make it non-dairy, I used one can of coconut milk and 3 tbsp honey. I also used flax seed, millet and sunflower seeds in place of the mixed nuts. Good for the whole ...

  2. Oct 16th 2011

    This recipe is exactly what I was looking for - a simple way to cook ahead of time my usual morning oatmeal + dried fruit + nuts, without having to add a bunch of other ingredients. For me t ...

  3. Aug 11th 2011

    AWESOME recipe! I make these for snacks for my kids (and hubby) to take to school. My daughter has a peanut allergy, and many store bought granola bars have peanut flour. So, I tried these, ...

  4. Jun 26th 2011

    my husband does not like nuts so i just omitted them altogether. substituted 1 cup raisins and 1/2 cup craisins (dried cranberries) and used 3 cups old-fashioned oats. i added about 1/2 br ...

  5. Jun 6th 2011

    The condensed milk is a great way to keep the granola together. They turned out perfectly the first time. These are so easy to make, and fun to create bars to our own personal taste. I use d ...

  6. Jun 4th 2011

    This is one of the best granola bar recipes I have tried, and I have tried a lot. It doesn't fall apart when you cut it like so many do. Our school division is nut-free, so I subbed out al ...

  7. May 26th 2011

    I am never buying granola bars from the store again. I used only the quick cooking oats, added sunflower seeds and omitted the mixed nuts. I also added a pinch of cinnamon, allspice and nu ...

  8. Mar 30th 2011

    Very easy - I used dried cherries (should have cut them up but didn't) and turned out great. I also used pecans in place of almonds. I'll be making this one again and again and again.

  9. Mar 24th 2011

    Love this recipe! It is so flexible. I have been making every week, and change up the nuts and dried fruit. One week I added coconut and macadamia nuts, another some cashews. It's a perfect, ...