Honey Spiced Granola Bars

  • Recipe By
  • Published Jun 6th
  • Ready In50m
  • Servings12
  • Calories121
A recipe I twiddled and tweaked to come up with. It has a distinct taste of honey, and the spices are allowed to shine through. Sometimes, I add some cocoa powder for that subtle taste. Hope you like this, its one of the first recipes I managed to really tweak up nicely.

Honey Spiced Granola Bars Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Honey Spiced Granola Bars for 12 servings:

  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Honey Spiced Granola Bars Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook20m
  • Ready In50m

To cook Honey Spiced Granola Bars, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Honey Spiced Granola Bars is about 20 minutes , and you can serve your Honey Spiced Granola Bars within 50 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Honey Spiced Granola Bars easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. 2 Mix oats, raisins, wheat germ, whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the middle.
  3. 3 Whisk applesauce, honey, egg, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl until combined; pour into well of dry ingredients. Stir with two spoons until fully incorporated. Pour and press batter into prepared baking pan.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven until firm, about 20 minutes. Remove from pan and cool for about 10 minutes before slicing into 12 pieces.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 121 calories; 1.3 gram of fat; 26 grams of carbohydrates; 3 grams of protein; 16 milligrams of cholesterol; 106 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Mar 13th 2019

    Easy to make but the taste is not good. They are rubbery and do not taste good at all.

  2. Apr 18th 2015

    I made these using my mom's homemade canned applesauce. Nice fiber blast, I would make these again, but add more raisins. Also, I don't care for wheat flour, so I just used all purpose.

  3. Feb 22nd 2015

    3 out of 4 in my family really weren't fans. They were a bit soft/chewy. That I could deal with but the flavor combination just didn't work well for us. They were fun to make but they were j ...

  4. Oct 10th 2014

    A bit too rubbery in texture, as another reviewer mentioned. The taste wasn't quite as strong as promised. I'd like to try them again and add some more grains...maybe some flax seeds and sun ...

  5. Jul 1st 2014

    This makes a soft and moist granola bar.

  6. Mar 4th 2014

    I made these sugar free - edamame instead of raisins, splenda instead of brown sugar, sugar-free maple syrup instead of honey, sugar-free applesauce. Other than that, I made as written and ...

  7. Dec 22nd 2012

    I used only whole wheat flour, and changed the applesauce to pumpkin puree. Wonderful taste!

  8. Jun 19th 2012

    Followed the recipe exactly without using the cocoa. I found them to be outstanding in flavor however rubbery in texture. I would rate them a 3 1/2 if I could.

  9. Jun 19th 2012

    I followed the recipe exact, only using dried cranberries instead of raisins and I omitted the cocoa powder. I don't keep parchment paper on hand, I just sprayed my pan with a little non-sti ...