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Raising the bar: The best granola bars for your snacking standards

Raising the bar: The best granola bars for your snacking standards


Each bar has its own unique qualities specifically tailored to meet certain snacking standards. Granola bars are made with different purposes for hungry people on the go. With that in mind, you can choose the bar that complements your taste and supports your lifestyle.

To help you decide which bar you want to buy, we’ve matched your preferences with four types of good granola bars for the job:

High Protein: Cliff Bars

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If you’re looking to strengthen your muscles, you can get protein on the go by snacking on a Cliff bar. With a variety of flavors from White Chocolate Macadamia Nut to Oatmeal Raisin Walnut, each bar is packed with at least 9 grams of protein to support an active lifestyle and aid muscles development.

Whole Grains: Nature Valley

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Nature Valley granola bars have 16 grams of whole grain in every crunchy serving. Grab one of these bars if you need energy to get through a long day because the whole grains provide essential carbohydrates that constantly fuel your body.

Natural Ingredients: Kashi Bars

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Free from artificial flavors and preservatives, Kashi bars are made from a natural blend of 7 whole grains along with a variety of other organic ingredients. Hearty roasted nuts and real dried fruit are key elements of Kashi’s many granola bars.

Low Saturated Fat: Nutri-Grain Bars

Photo by Alanna Schloss

Even though Nutri-Grain bars are certified cereal bars, their low count of saturated fats makes them the ideal bars if you are looking to reduce your intake of the cholesterol causing fats. With 0.5 gram of saturated fat per serving, these bars are worthy snacks even if they don’t (technically) contain granola.

Instead of being overwhelmed by the abounding options when searching for the perfect granola bar, use the above suggestions to grab the bar that works best for your snacking preferences.

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Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bar Bites


In high school, the principal lengthened our third period class by ten minutes to designate time for a daily bulletin, filmed and produced by the video class, informing us about various assemblies, sports games, and other extracurricular activities. With nearly two hours to go until lunch, many teachers allowed their students to pull out a small snack during that time as well.

My senior year, I ended up with AP Calculus as my third period class, so after power walking clear across campus from AP Economics, I plopped down in my desk chair and reached into my shoulder bag. I brought lunch from home every single day, which meant I always had a snack ready to go too.


Three of my good guy friends sat in desks surrounding me, and I usually laughed at the size of their snacks. Two of them swam competitively and had both early morning and afternoon practices nearly every day, so they could eat almost an entire meal as a snack and still feel ravenous by the time the lunch bell rang! A big sandwich, a couple of oranges, even burritos they somehow managed to keep warm in their backpacks…

But me? As a short and tiny 5’2” girl, I needed far less food as a snack. I often opted for a simple soft and chewy granola bar since my mom always stocked a couple of different kinds in our pantry.

Even though I was a huge chocoholic back then and loved the chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chunk, and s’mores flavors, I still enjoyed the cinnamon raisin ones just as much. They reminded me of chewy oatmeal raisin cookies!


But as an adult, I started looking at the labels of those store-bought granola bars and realized their ingredients weren’t always the healthiest… So I recreated a much more wholesome version of them with these Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bar Bites !

These are just as soft and chewy as the ones I ate in high school, and they also have just as much rich cinnamon and sweet plump raisins. Yet unlike the store-bought kind, these contain no artificial ingredients, butter, oil, refined flour or sugar and just 32 calories!

And yes… These healthy granola bar bites still taste like oatmeal raisin cookies!


So let’s go over how to make these healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites!

To make things as simple as possible, you actually just need one bowl! And in that one bowl, you’ll start by whisking together egg whites . No, that’s not always an ingredient in granola bars… But it’s a key ingredient in this recipe!

The egg whites hold together the other ingredients without any butter or oil (which helps keep these healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites low calorie and low fat!). They also add a protein boost!

And no, you do not end up with chunks of cooked egg in your granola bars. When you add eggs as an ingredient in your favorite cookie dough, you don’t end up with bits of cooked egg in your finished cookies, right? The same thing applies here!


Next, you’ll whisk in cinnamon and salt . This is my favorite kind of cinnamon! It tastes stronger, richer, and sweeter than the plain varieties, and it’s still really affordable. (I buy mine online here!)

After that comes Greek yogurt ! If you’ve browsed through my recipes before, then you already know how much I love baking with it. Greek yogurt keeps your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars really soft and chewy, and it gives them a protein boost, too!


You’ll skip the refined sugar and sweeten your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars with pure maple syrup instead. You want the kind that comes directly from maple trees! The only ingredient on the label should be “maple syrup,” and it’s generally sold in thin glass bottles or squat plastic jugs (like this!).

Time to add the cereals! Yes, that’s plural. You’re adding two! Old fashioned oats and crisp brown rice cereal . The oats add that classic hearty texture, while the brown rice cereal helps your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars hold together better.

Hint: Many store-bought granola bars contain rice cereal as well! It’s not quite as weird of an ingredient as it sounds. I promise!


And of course… You’ll also need raisins ! But before you stir those into your bowl, I have two tricks for you.

The first is to dice your raisins into smaller bits. I cut my raisins into quarters, if not sixths. This smaller size means your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars hold together better! If you added whole raisins, the granola bars would fall apart. I promise it’s worth taking the extra time to dice your raisins!

The second is to hydrate your raisins . This is super simple to do! Just add your raisins to a microwave-safe bowl, add in enough water to completely cover them, put a lid or plastic wrap on top, and pop that in the microwave for a minute. If you let the bowl sit while you measure and mix together the rest of your ingredients, then your raisins will be exceptionally plump and juicy!

And just a few minutes later…


You’ll have a pan of healthy snacks (or breakfasts!) ready and waiting for you! And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites!


Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bar Bites


In high school, the principal lengthened our third period class by ten minutes to designate time for a daily bulletin, filmed and produced by the video class, informing us about various assemblies, sports games, and other extracurricular activities. With nearly two hours to go until lunch, many teachers allowed their students to pull out a small snack during that time as well.

My senior year, I ended up with AP Calculus as my third period class, so after power walking clear across campus from AP Economics, I plopped down in my desk chair and reached into my shoulder bag. I brought lunch from home every single day, which meant I always had a snack ready to go too.


Three of my good guy friends sat in desks surrounding me, and I usually laughed at the size of their snacks. Two of them swam competitively and had both early morning and afternoon practices nearly every day, so they could eat almost an entire meal as a snack and still feel ravenous by the time the lunch bell rang! A big sandwich, a couple of oranges, even burritos they somehow managed to keep warm in their backpacks…

But me? As a short and tiny 5’2” girl, I needed far less food as a snack. I often opted for a simple soft and chewy granola bar since my mom always stocked a couple of different kinds in our pantry.

Even though I was a huge chocoholic back then and loved the chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chunk, and s’mores flavors, I still enjoyed the cinnamon raisin ones just as much. They reminded me of chewy oatmeal raisin cookies!


But as an adult, I started looking at the labels of those store-bought granola bars and realized their ingredients weren’t always the healthiest… So I recreated a much more wholesome version of them with these Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bar Bites !

These are just as soft and chewy as the ones I ate in high school, and they also have just as much rich cinnamon and sweet plump raisins. Yet unlike the store-bought kind, these contain no artificial ingredients, butter, oil, refined flour or sugar and just 32 calories!

And yes… These healthy granola bar bites still taste like oatmeal raisin cookies!


So let’s go over how to make these healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites!

To make things as simple as possible, you actually just need one bowl! And in that one bowl, you’ll start by whisking together egg whites . No, that’s not always an ingredient in granola bars… But it’s a key ingredient in this recipe!

The egg whites hold together the other ingredients without any butter or oil (which helps keep these healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites low calorie and low fat!). They also add a protein boost!

And no, you do not end up with chunks of cooked egg in your granola bars. When you add eggs as an ingredient in your favorite cookie dough, you don’t end up with bits of cooked egg in your finished cookies, right? The same thing applies here!


Next, you’ll whisk in cinnamon and salt . This is my favorite kind of cinnamon! It tastes stronger, richer, and sweeter than the plain varieties, and it’s still really affordable. (I buy mine online here!)

After that comes Greek yogurt ! If you’ve browsed through my recipes before, then you already know how much I love baking with it. Greek yogurt keeps your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars really soft and chewy, and it gives them a protein boost, too!


You’ll skip the refined sugar and sweeten your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars with pure maple syrup instead. You want the kind that comes directly from maple trees! The only ingredient on the label should be “maple syrup,” and it’s generally sold in thin glass bottles or squat plastic jugs (like this!).

Time to add the cereals! Yes, that’s plural. You’re adding two! Old fashioned oats and crisp brown rice cereal . The oats add that classic hearty texture, while the brown rice cereal helps your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars hold together better.

Hint: Many store-bought granola bars contain rice cereal as well! It’s not quite as weird of an ingredient as it sounds. I promise!


And of course… You’ll also need raisins ! But before you stir those into your bowl, I have two tricks for you.

The first is to dice your raisins into smaller bits. I cut my raisins into quarters, if not sixths. This smaller size means your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars hold together better! If you added whole raisins, the granola bars would fall apart. I promise it’s worth taking the extra time to dice your raisins!

The second is to hydrate your raisins . This is super simple to do! Just add your raisins to a microwave-safe bowl, add in enough water to completely cover them, put a lid or plastic wrap on top, and pop that in the microwave for a minute. If you let the bowl sit while you measure and mix together the rest of your ingredients, then your raisins will be exceptionally plump and juicy!

And just a few minutes later…


You’ll have a pan of healthy snacks (or breakfasts!) ready and waiting for you! And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites!


Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bar Bites


In high school, the principal lengthened our third period class by ten minutes to designate time for a daily bulletin, filmed and produced by the video class, informing us about various assemblies, sports games, and other extracurricular activities. With nearly two hours to go until lunch, many teachers allowed their students to pull out a small snack during that time as well.

My senior year, I ended up with AP Calculus as my third period class, so after power walking clear across campus from AP Economics, I plopped down in my desk chair and reached into my shoulder bag. I brought lunch from home every single day, which meant I always had a snack ready to go too.


Three of my good guy friends sat in desks surrounding me, and I usually laughed at the size of their snacks. Two of them swam competitively and had both early morning and afternoon practices nearly every day, so they could eat almost an entire meal as a snack and still feel ravenous by the time the lunch bell rang! A big sandwich, a couple of oranges, even burritos they somehow managed to keep warm in their backpacks…

But me? As a short and tiny 5’2” girl, I needed far less food as a snack. I often opted for a simple soft and chewy granola bar since my mom always stocked a couple of different kinds in our pantry.

Even though I was a huge chocoholic back then and loved the chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chunk, and s’mores flavors, I still enjoyed the cinnamon raisin ones just as much. They reminded me of chewy oatmeal raisin cookies!


But as an adult, I started looking at the labels of those store-bought granola bars and realized their ingredients weren’t always the healthiest… So I recreated a much more wholesome version of them with these Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bar Bites !

These are just as soft and chewy as the ones I ate in high school, and they also have just as much rich cinnamon and sweet plump raisins. Yet unlike the store-bought kind, these contain no artificial ingredients, butter, oil, refined flour or sugar and just 32 calories!

And yes… These healthy granola bar bites still taste like oatmeal raisin cookies!


So let’s go over how to make these healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites!

To make things as simple as possible, you actually just need one bowl! And in that one bowl, you’ll start by whisking together egg whites . No, that’s not always an ingredient in granola bars… But it’s a key ingredient in this recipe!

The egg whites hold together the other ingredients without any butter or oil (which helps keep these healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites low calorie and low fat!). They also add a protein boost!

And no, you do not end up with chunks of cooked egg in your granola bars. When you add eggs as an ingredient in your favorite cookie dough, you don’t end up with bits of cooked egg in your finished cookies, right? The same thing applies here!


Next, you’ll whisk in cinnamon and salt . This is my favorite kind of cinnamon! It tastes stronger, richer, and sweeter than the plain varieties, and it’s still really affordable. (I buy mine online here!)

After that comes Greek yogurt ! If you’ve browsed through my recipes before, then you already know how much I love baking with it. Greek yogurt keeps your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars really soft and chewy, and it gives them a protein boost, too!


You’ll skip the refined sugar and sweeten your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars with pure maple syrup instead. You want the kind that comes directly from maple trees! The only ingredient on the label should be “maple syrup,” and it’s generally sold in thin glass bottles or squat plastic jugs (like this!).

Time to add the cereals! Yes, that’s plural. You’re adding two! Old fashioned oats and crisp brown rice cereal . The oats add that classic hearty texture, while the brown rice cereal helps your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars hold together better.

Hint: Many store-bought granola bars contain rice cereal as well! It’s not quite as weird of an ingredient as it sounds. I promise!


And of course… You’ll also need raisins ! But before you stir those into your bowl, I have two tricks for you.

The first is to dice your raisins into smaller bits. I cut my raisins into quarters, if not sixths. This smaller size means your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars hold together better! If you added whole raisins, the granola bars would fall apart. I promise it’s worth taking the extra time to dice your raisins!

The second is to hydrate your raisins . This is super simple to do! Just add your raisins to a microwave-safe bowl, add in enough water to completely cover them, put a lid or plastic wrap on top, and pop that in the microwave for a minute. If you let the bowl sit while you measure and mix together the rest of your ingredients, then your raisins will be exceptionally plump and juicy!

And just a few minutes later…


You’ll have a pan of healthy snacks (or breakfasts!) ready and waiting for you! And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites!


Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bar Bites


In high school, the principal lengthened our third period class by ten minutes to designate time for a daily bulletin, filmed and produced by the video class, informing us about various assemblies, sports games, and other extracurricular activities. With nearly two hours to go until lunch, many teachers allowed their students to pull out a small snack during that time as well.

My senior year, I ended up with AP Calculus as my third period class, so after power walking clear across campus from AP Economics, I plopped down in my desk chair and reached into my shoulder bag. I brought lunch from home every single day, which meant I always had a snack ready to go too.


Three of my good guy friends sat in desks surrounding me, and I usually laughed at the size of their snacks. Two of them swam competitively and had both early morning and afternoon practices nearly every day, so they could eat almost an entire meal as a snack and still feel ravenous by the time the lunch bell rang! A big sandwich, a couple of oranges, even burritos they somehow managed to keep warm in their backpacks…

But me? As a short and tiny 5’2” girl, I needed far less food as a snack. I often opted for a simple soft and chewy granola bar since my mom always stocked a couple of different kinds in our pantry.

Even though I was a huge chocoholic back then and loved the chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chunk, and s’mores flavors, I still enjoyed the cinnamon raisin ones just as much. They reminded me of chewy oatmeal raisin cookies!


But as an adult, I started looking at the labels of those store-bought granola bars and realized their ingredients weren’t always the healthiest… So I recreated a much more wholesome version of them with these Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bar Bites !

These are just as soft and chewy as the ones I ate in high school, and they also have just as much rich cinnamon and sweet plump raisins. Yet unlike the store-bought kind, these contain no artificial ingredients, butter, oil, refined flour or sugar and just 32 calories!

And yes… These healthy granola bar bites still taste like oatmeal raisin cookies!


So let’s go over how to make these healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites!

To make things as simple as possible, you actually just need one bowl! And in that one bowl, you’ll start by whisking together egg whites . No, that’s not always an ingredient in granola bars… But it’s a key ingredient in this recipe!

The egg whites hold together the other ingredients without any butter or oil (which helps keep these healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites low calorie and low fat!). They also add a protein boost!

And no, you do not end up with chunks of cooked egg in your granola bars. When you add eggs as an ingredient in your favorite cookie dough, you don’t end up with bits of cooked egg in your finished cookies, right? The same thing applies here!


Next, you’ll whisk in cinnamon and salt . This is my favorite kind of cinnamon! It tastes stronger, richer, and sweeter than the plain varieties, and it’s still really affordable. (I buy mine online here!)

After that comes Greek yogurt ! If you’ve browsed through my recipes before, then you already know how much I love baking with it. Greek yogurt keeps your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars really soft and chewy, and it gives them a protein boost, too!


You’ll skip the refined sugar and sweeten your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars with pure maple syrup instead. You want the kind that comes directly from maple trees! The only ingredient on the label should be “maple syrup,” and it’s generally sold in thin glass bottles or squat plastic jugs (like this!).

Time to add the cereals! Yes, that’s plural. You’re adding two! Old fashioned oats and crisp brown rice cereal . The oats add that classic hearty texture, while the brown rice cereal helps your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars hold together better.

Hint: Many store-bought granola bars contain rice cereal as well! It’s not quite as weird of an ingredient as it sounds. I promise!


And of course… You’ll also need raisins ! But before you stir those into your bowl, I have two tricks for you.

The first is to dice your raisins into smaller bits. I cut my raisins into quarters, if not sixths. This smaller size means your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars hold together better! If you added whole raisins, the granola bars would fall apart. I promise it’s worth taking the extra time to dice your raisins!

The second is to hydrate your raisins . This is super simple to do! Just add your raisins to a microwave-safe bowl, add in enough water to completely cover them, put a lid or plastic wrap on top, and pop that in the microwave for a minute. If you let the bowl sit while you measure and mix together the rest of your ingredients, then your raisins will be exceptionally plump and juicy!

And just a few minutes later…


You’ll have a pan of healthy snacks (or breakfasts!) ready and waiting for you! And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites!


Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bar Bites


In high school, the principal lengthened our third period class by ten minutes to designate time for a daily bulletin, filmed and produced by the video class, informing us about various assemblies, sports games, and other extracurricular activities. With nearly two hours to go until lunch, many teachers allowed their students to pull out a small snack during that time as well.

My senior year, I ended up with AP Calculus as my third period class, so after power walking clear across campus from AP Economics, I plopped down in my desk chair and reached into my shoulder bag. I brought lunch from home every single day, which meant I always had a snack ready to go too.


Three of my good guy friends sat in desks surrounding me, and I usually laughed at the size of their snacks. Two of them swam competitively and had both early morning and afternoon practices nearly every day, so they could eat almost an entire meal as a snack and still feel ravenous by the time the lunch bell rang! A big sandwich, a couple of oranges, even burritos they somehow managed to keep warm in their backpacks…

But me? As a short and tiny 5’2” girl, I needed far less food as a snack. I often opted for a simple soft and chewy granola bar since my mom always stocked a couple of different kinds in our pantry.

Even though I was a huge chocoholic back then and loved the chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chunk, and s’mores flavors, I still enjoyed the cinnamon raisin ones just as much. They reminded me of chewy oatmeal raisin cookies!


But as an adult, I started looking at the labels of those store-bought granola bars and realized their ingredients weren’t always the healthiest… So I recreated a much more wholesome version of them with these Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bar Bites !

These are just as soft and chewy as the ones I ate in high school, and they also have just as much rich cinnamon and sweet plump raisins. Yet unlike the store-bought kind, these contain no artificial ingredients, butter, oil, refined flour or sugar and just 32 calories!

And yes… These healthy granola bar bites still taste like oatmeal raisin cookies!


So let’s go over how to make these healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites!

To make things as simple as possible, you actually just need one bowl! And in that one bowl, you’ll start by whisking together egg whites . No, that’s not always an ingredient in granola bars… But it’s a key ingredient in this recipe!

The egg whites hold together the other ingredients without any butter or oil (which helps keep these healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites low calorie and low fat!). They also add a protein boost!

And no, you do not end up with chunks of cooked egg in your granola bars. When you add eggs as an ingredient in your favorite cookie dough, you don’t end up with bits of cooked egg in your finished cookies, right? The same thing applies here!


Next, you’ll whisk in cinnamon and salt . This is my favorite kind of cinnamon! It tastes stronger, richer, and sweeter than the plain varieties, and it’s still really affordable. (I buy mine online here!)

After that comes Greek yogurt ! If you’ve browsed through my recipes before, then you already know how much I love baking with it. Greek yogurt keeps your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars really soft and chewy, and it gives them a protein boost, too!


You’ll skip the refined sugar and sweeten your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars with pure maple syrup instead. You want the kind that comes directly from maple trees! The only ingredient on the label should be “maple syrup,” and it’s generally sold in thin glass bottles or squat plastic jugs (like this!).

Time to add the cereals! Yes, that’s plural. You’re adding two! Old fashioned oats and crisp brown rice cereal . The oats add that classic hearty texture, while the brown rice cereal helps your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars hold together better.

Hint: Many store-bought granola bars contain rice cereal as well! It’s not quite as weird of an ingredient as it sounds. I promise!


And of course… You’ll also need raisins ! But before you stir those into your bowl, I have two tricks for you.

The first is to dice your raisins into smaller bits. I cut my raisins into quarters, if not sixths. This smaller size means your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars hold together better! If you added whole raisins, the granola bars would fall apart. I promise it’s worth taking the extra time to dice your raisins!

The second is to hydrate your raisins . This is super simple to do! Just add your raisins to a microwave-safe bowl, add in enough water to completely cover them, put a lid or plastic wrap on top, and pop that in the microwave for a minute. If you let the bowl sit while you measure and mix together the rest of your ingredients, then your raisins will be exceptionally plump and juicy!

And just a few minutes later…


You’ll have a pan of healthy snacks (or breakfasts!) ready and waiting for you! And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites!


Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bar Bites


In high school, the principal lengthened our third period class by ten minutes to designate time for a daily bulletin, filmed and produced by the video class, informing us about various assemblies, sports games, and other extracurricular activities. With nearly two hours to go until lunch, many teachers allowed their students to pull out a small snack during that time as well.

My senior year, I ended up with AP Calculus as my third period class, so after power walking clear across campus from AP Economics, I plopped down in my desk chair and reached into my shoulder bag. I brought lunch from home every single day, which meant I always had a snack ready to go too.


Three of my good guy friends sat in desks surrounding me, and I usually laughed at the size of their snacks. Two of them swam competitively and had both early morning and afternoon practices nearly every day, so they could eat almost an entire meal as a snack and still feel ravenous by the time the lunch bell rang! A big sandwich, a couple of oranges, even burritos they somehow managed to keep warm in their backpacks…

But me? As a short and tiny 5’2” girl, I needed far less food as a snack. I often opted for a simple soft and chewy granola bar since my mom always stocked a couple of different kinds in our pantry.

Even though I was a huge chocoholic back then and loved the chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chunk, and s’mores flavors, I still enjoyed the cinnamon raisin ones just as much. They reminded me of chewy oatmeal raisin cookies!


But as an adult, I started looking at the labels of those store-bought granola bars and realized their ingredients weren’t always the healthiest… So I recreated a much more wholesome version of them with these Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bar Bites !

These are just as soft and chewy as the ones I ate in high school, and they also have just as much rich cinnamon and sweet plump raisins. Yet unlike the store-bought kind, these contain no artificial ingredients, butter, oil, refined flour or sugar and just 32 calories!

And yes… These healthy granola bar bites still taste like oatmeal raisin cookies!


So let’s go over how to make these healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites!

To make things as simple as possible, you actually just need one bowl! And in that one bowl, you’ll start by whisking together egg whites . No, that’s not always an ingredient in granola bars… But it’s a key ingredient in this recipe!

The egg whites hold together the other ingredients without any butter or oil (which helps keep these healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites low calorie and low fat!). They also add a protein boost!

And no, you do not end up with chunks of cooked egg in your granola bars. When you add eggs as an ingredient in your favorite cookie dough, you don’t end up with bits of cooked egg in your finished cookies, right? The same thing applies here!


Next, you’ll whisk in cinnamon and salt . This is my favorite kind of cinnamon! It tastes stronger, richer, and sweeter than the plain varieties, and it’s still really affordable. (I buy mine online here!)

After that comes Greek yogurt ! If you’ve browsed through my recipes before, then you already know how much I love baking with it. Greek yogurt keeps your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars really soft and chewy, and it gives them a protein boost, too!


You’ll skip the refined sugar and sweeten your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars with pure maple syrup instead. You want the kind that comes directly from maple trees! The only ingredient on the label should be “maple syrup,” and it’s generally sold in thin glass bottles or squat plastic jugs (like this!).

Time to add the cereals! Yes, that’s plural. You’re adding two! Old fashioned oats and crisp brown rice cereal . The oats add that classic hearty texture, while the brown rice cereal helps your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars hold together better.

Hint: Many store-bought granola bars contain rice cereal as well! It’s not quite as weird of an ingredient as it sounds. I promise!


And of course… You’ll also need raisins ! But before you stir those into your bowl, I have two tricks for you.

The first is to dice your raisins into smaller bits. I cut my raisins into quarters, if not sixths. This smaller size means your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars hold together better! If you added whole raisins, the granola bars would fall apart. I promise it’s worth taking the extra time to dice your raisins!

The second is to hydrate your raisins . This is super simple to do! Just add your raisins to a microwave-safe bowl, add in enough water to completely cover them, put a lid or plastic wrap on top, and pop that in the microwave for a minute. If you let the bowl sit while you measure and mix together the rest of your ingredients, then your raisins will be exceptionally plump and juicy!

And just a few minutes later…


You’ll have a pan of healthy snacks (or breakfasts!) ready and waiting for you! And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites!


Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bar Bites


In high school, the principal lengthened our third period class by ten minutes to designate time for a daily bulletin, filmed and produced by the video class, informing us about various assemblies, sports games, and other extracurricular activities. With nearly two hours to go until lunch, many teachers allowed their students to pull out a small snack during that time as well.

My senior year, I ended up with AP Calculus as my third period class, so after power walking clear across campus from AP Economics, I plopped down in my desk chair and reached into my shoulder bag. I brought lunch from home every single day, which meant I always had a snack ready to go too.


Three of my good guy friends sat in desks surrounding me, and I usually laughed at the size of their snacks. Two of them swam competitively and had both early morning and afternoon practices nearly every day, so they could eat almost an entire meal as a snack and still feel ravenous by the time the lunch bell rang! A big sandwich, a couple of oranges, even burritos they somehow managed to keep warm in their backpacks…

But me? As a short and tiny 5’2” girl, I needed far less food as a snack. I often opted for a simple soft and chewy granola bar since my mom always stocked a couple of different kinds in our pantry.

Even though I was a huge chocoholic back then and loved the chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chunk, and s’mores flavors, I still enjoyed the cinnamon raisin ones just as much. They reminded me of chewy oatmeal raisin cookies!


But as an adult, I started looking at the labels of those store-bought granola bars and realized their ingredients weren’t always the healthiest… So I recreated a much more wholesome version of them with these Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bar Bites !

These are just as soft and chewy as the ones I ate in high school, and they also have just as much rich cinnamon and sweet plump raisins. Yet unlike the store-bought kind, these contain no artificial ingredients, butter, oil, refined flour or sugar and just 32 calories!

And yes… These healthy granola bar bites still taste like oatmeal raisin cookies!


So let’s go over how to make these healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites!

To make things as simple as possible, you actually just need one bowl! And in that one bowl, you’ll start by whisking together egg whites . No, that’s not always an ingredient in granola bars… But it’s a key ingredient in this recipe!

The egg whites hold together the other ingredients without any butter or oil (which helps keep these healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites low calorie and low fat!). They also add a protein boost!

And no, you do not end up with chunks of cooked egg in your granola bars. When you add eggs as an ingredient in your favorite cookie dough, you don’t end up with bits of cooked egg in your finished cookies, right? The same thing applies here!


Next, you’ll whisk in cinnamon and salt . This is my favorite kind of cinnamon! It tastes stronger, richer, and sweeter than the plain varieties, and it’s still really affordable. (I buy mine online here!)

After that comes Greek yogurt ! If you’ve browsed through my recipes before, then you already know how much I love baking with it. Greek yogurt keeps your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars really soft and chewy, and it gives them a protein boost, too!


You’ll skip the refined sugar and sweeten your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars with pure maple syrup instead. You want the kind that comes directly from maple trees! The only ingredient on the label should be “maple syrup,” and it’s generally sold in thin glass bottles or squat plastic jugs (like this!).

Time to add the cereals! Yes, that’s plural. You’re adding two! Old fashioned oats and crisp brown rice cereal . The oats add that classic hearty texture, while the brown rice cereal helps your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars hold together better.

Hint: Many store-bought granola bars contain rice cereal as well! It’s not quite as weird of an ingredient as it sounds. I promise!


And of course… You’ll also need raisins ! But before you stir those into your bowl, I have two tricks for you.

The first is to dice your raisins into smaller bits. I cut my raisins into quarters, if not sixths. This smaller size means your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars hold together better! If you added whole raisins, the granola bars would fall apart. I promise it’s worth taking the extra time to dice your raisins!

The second is to hydrate your raisins . This is super simple to do! Just add your raisins to a microwave-safe bowl, add in enough water to completely cover them, put a lid or plastic wrap on top, and pop that in the microwave for a minute. If you let the bowl sit while you measure and mix together the rest of your ingredients, then your raisins will be exceptionally plump and juicy!

And just a few minutes later…


You’ll have a pan of healthy snacks (or breakfasts!) ready and waiting for you! And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites!


Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bar Bites


In high school, the principal lengthened our third period class by ten minutes to designate time for a daily bulletin, filmed and produced by the video class, informing us about various assemblies, sports games, and other extracurricular activities. With nearly two hours to go until lunch, many teachers allowed their students to pull out a small snack during that time as well.

My senior year, I ended up with AP Calculus as my third period class, so after power walking clear across campus from AP Economics, I plopped down in my desk chair and reached into my shoulder bag. I brought lunch from home every single day, which meant I always had a snack ready to go too.


Three of my good guy friends sat in desks surrounding me, and I usually laughed at the size of their snacks. Two of them swam competitively and had both early morning and afternoon practices nearly every day, so they could eat almost an entire meal as a snack and still feel ravenous by the time the lunch bell rang! A big sandwich, a couple of oranges, even burritos they somehow managed to keep warm in their backpacks…

But me? As a short and tiny 5’2” girl, I needed far less food as a snack. I often opted for a simple soft and chewy granola bar since my mom always stocked a couple of different kinds in our pantry.

Even though I was a huge chocoholic back then and loved the chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chunk, and s’mores flavors, I still enjoyed the cinnamon raisin ones just as much. They reminded me of chewy oatmeal raisin cookies!


But as an adult, I started looking at the labels of those store-bought granola bars and realized their ingredients weren’t always the healthiest… So I recreated a much more wholesome version of them with these Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bar Bites !

These are just as soft and chewy as the ones I ate in high school, and they also have just as much rich cinnamon and sweet plump raisins. Yet unlike the store-bought kind, these contain no artificial ingredients, butter, oil, refined flour or sugar and just 32 calories!

And yes… These healthy granola bar bites still taste like oatmeal raisin cookies!


So let’s go over how to make these healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites!

To make things as simple as possible, you actually just need one bowl! And in that one bowl, you’ll start by whisking together egg whites . No, that’s not always an ingredient in granola bars… But it’s a key ingredient in this recipe!

The egg whites hold together the other ingredients without any butter or oil (which helps keep these healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites low calorie and low fat!). They also add a protein boost!

And no, you do not end up with chunks of cooked egg in your granola bars. When you add eggs as an ingredient in your favorite cookie dough, you don’t end up with bits of cooked egg in your finished cookies, right? The same thing applies here!


Next, you’ll whisk in cinnamon and salt . This is my favorite kind of cinnamon! It tastes stronger, richer, and sweeter than the plain varieties, and it’s still really affordable. (I buy mine online here!)

After that comes Greek yogurt ! If you’ve browsed through my recipes before, then you already know how much I love baking with it. Greek yogurt keeps your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars really soft and chewy, and it gives them a protein boost, too!


You’ll skip the refined sugar and sweeten your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars with pure maple syrup instead. You want the kind that comes directly from maple trees! The only ingredient on the label should be “maple syrup,” and it’s generally sold in thin glass bottles or squat plastic jugs (like this!).

Time to add the cereals! Yes, that’s plural. You’re adding two! Old fashioned oats and crisp brown rice cereal . The oats add that classic hearty texture, while the brown rice cereal helps your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars hold together better.

Hint: Many store-bought granola bars contain rice cereal as well! It’s not quite as weird of an ingredient as it sounds. I promise!


And of course… You’ll also need raisins ! But before you stir those into your bowl, I have two tricks for you.

The first is to dice your raisins into smaller bits. I cut my raisins into quarters, if not sixths. This smaller size means your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars hold together better! If you added whole raisins, the granola bars would fall apart. I promise it’s worth taking the extra time to dice your raisins!

The second is to hydrate your raisins . This is super simple to do! Just add your raisins to a microwave-safe bowl, add in enough water to completely cover them, put a lid or plastic wrap on top, and pop that in the microwave for a minute. If you let the bowl sit while you measure and mix together the rest of your ingredients, then your raisins will be exceptionally plump and juicy!

And just a few minutes later…


You’ll have a pan of healthy snacks (or breakfasts!) ready and waiting for you! And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites!


Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bar Bites


In high school, the principal lengthened our third period class by ten minutes to designate time for a daily bulletin, filmed and produced by the video class, informing us about various assemblies, sports games, and other extracurricular activities. With nearly two hours to go until lunch, many teachers allowed their students to pull out a small snack during that time as well.

My senior year, I ended up with AP Calculus as my third period class, so after power walking clear across campus from AP Economics, I plopped down in my desk chair and reached into my shoulder bag. I brought lunch from home every single day, which meant I always had a snack ready to go too.


Three of my good guy friends sat in desks surrounding me, and I usually laughed at the size of their snacks. Two of them swam competitively and had both early morning and afternoon practices nearly every day, so they could eat almost an entire meal as a snack and still feel ravenous by the time the lunch bell rang! A big sandwich, a couple of oranges, even burritos they somehow managed to keep warm in their backpacks…

But me? As a short and tiny 5’2” girl, I needed far less food as a snack. I often opted for a simple soft and chewy granola bar since my mom always stocked a couple of different kinds in our pantry.

Even though I was a huge chocoholic back then and loved the chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chunk, and s’mores flavors, I still enjoyed the cinnamon raisin ones just as much. They reminded me of chewy oatmeal raisin cookies!


But as an adult, I started looking at the labels of those store-bought granola bars and realized their ingredients weren’t always the healthiest… So I recreated a much more wholesome version of them with these Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bar Bites !

These are just as soft and chewy as the ones I ate in high school, and they also have just as much rich cinnamon and sweet plump raisins. Yet unlike the store-bought kind, these contain no artificial ingredients, butter, oil, refined flour or sugar and just 32 calories!

And yes… These healthy granola bar bites still taste like oatmeal raisin cookies!


So let’s go over how to make these healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites!

To make things as simple as possible, you actually just need one bowl! And in that one bowl, you’ll start by whisking together egg whites . No, that’s not always an ingredient in granola bars… But it’s a key ingredient in this recipe!

The egg whites hold together the other ingredients without any butter or oil (which helps keep these healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites low calorie and low fat!). They also add a protein boost!

And no, you do not end up with chunks of cooked egg in your granola bars. When you add eggs as an ingredient in your favorite cookie dough, you don’t end up with bits of cooked egg in your finished cookies, right? The same thing applies here!


Next, you’ll whisk in cinnamon and salt . This is my favorite kind of cinnamon! It tastes stronger, richer, and sweeter than the plain varieties, and it’s still really affordable. (I buy mine online here!)

After that comes Greek yogurt ! If you’ve browsed through my recipes before, then you already know how much I love baking with it. Greek yogurt keeps your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars really soft and chewy, and it gives them a protein boost, too!


You’ll skip the refined sugar and sweeten your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars with pure maple syrup instead. You want the kind that comes directly from maple trees! The only ingredient on the label should be “maple syrup,” and it’s generally sold in thin glass bottles or squat plastic jugs (like this!).

Time to add the cereals! Yes, that’s plural. You’re adding two! Old fashioned oats and crisp brown rice cereal . The oats add that classic hearty texture, while the brown rice cereal helps your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars hold together better.

Hint: Many store-bought granola bars contain rice cereal as well! It’s not quite as weird of an ingredient as it sounds. I promise!


And of course… You’ll also need raisins ! But before you stir those into your bowl, I have two tricks for you.

The first is to dice your raisins into smaller bits. I cut my raisins into quarters, if not sixths. This smaller size means your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars hold together better! If you added whole raisins, the granola bars would fall apart. I promise it’s worth taking the extra time to dice your raisins!

The second is to hydrate your raisins . This is super simple to do! Just add your raisins to a microwave-safe bowl, add in enough water to completely cover them, put a lid or plastic wrap on top, and pop that in the microwave for a minute. If you let the bowl sit while you measure and mix together the rest of your ingredients, then your raisins will be exceptionally plump and juicy!

And just a few minutes later…


You’ll have a pan of healthy snacks (or breakfasts!) ready and waiting for you! And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites!


Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bar Bites


In high school, the principal lengthened our third period class by ten minutes to designate time for a daily bulletin, filmed and produced by the video class, informing us about various assemblies, sports games, and other extracurricular activities. With nearly two hours to go until lunch, many teachers allowed their students to pull out a small snack during that time as well.

My senior year, I ended up with AP Calculus as my third period class, so after power walking clear across campus from AP Economics, I plopped down in my desk chair and reached into my shoulder bag. I brought lunch from home every single day, which meant I always had a snack ready to go too.


Three of my good guy friends sat in desks surrounding me, and I usually laughed at the size of their snacks. Two of them swam competitively and had both early morning and afternoon practices nearly every day, so they could eat almost an entire meal as a snack and still feel ravenous by the time the lunch bell rang! A big sandwich, a couple of oranges, even burritos they somehow managed to keep warm in their backpacks…

But me? As a short and tiny 5’2” girl, I needed far less food as a snack. I often opted for a simple soft and chewy granola bar since my mom always stocked a couple of different kinds in our pantry.

Even though I was a huge chocoholic back then and loved the chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chunk, and s’mores flavors, I still enjoyed the cinnamon raisin ones just as much. They reminded me of chewy oatmeal raisin cookies!


But as an adult, I started looking at the labels of those store-bought granola bars and realized their ingredients weren’t always the healthiest… So I recreated a much more wholesome version of them with these Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bar Bites !

These are just as soft and chewy as the ones I ate in high school, and they also have just as much rich cinnamon and sweet plump raisins. Yet unlike the store-bought kind, these contain no artificial ingredients, butter, oil, refined flour or sugar and just 32 calories!

And yes… These healthy granola bar bites still taste like oatmeal raisin cookies!


So let’s go over how to make these healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites!

To make things as simple as possible, you actually just need one bowl! And in that one bowl, you’ll start by whisking together egg whites . No, that’s not always an ingredient in granola bars… But it’s a key ingredient in this recipe!

The egg whites hold together the other ingredients without any butter or oil (which helps keep these healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites low calorie and low fat!). They also add a protein boost!

And no, you do not end up with chunks of cooked egg in your granola bars. When you add eggs as an ingredient in your favorite cookie dough, you don’t end up with bits of cooked egg in your finished cookies, right? The same thing applies here!


Next, you’ll whisk in cinnamon and salt . This is my favorite kind of cinnamon! It tastes stronger, richer, and sweeter than the plain varieties, and it’s still really affordable. (I buy mine online here!)

After that comes Greek yogurt ! If you’ve browsed through my recipes before, then you already know how much I love baking with it. Greek yogurt keeps your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars really soft and chewy, and it gives them a protein boost, too!


You’ll skip the refined sugar and sweeten your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars with pure maple syrup instead. You want the kind that comes directly from maple trees! The only ingredient on the label should be “maple syrup,” and it’s generally sold in thin glass bottles or squat plastic jugs (like this!).

Time to add the cereals! Yes, that’s plural. You’re adding two! Old fashioned oats and crisp brown rice cereal . The oats add that classic hearty texture, while the brown rice cereal helps your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars hold together better.

Hint: Many store-bought granola bars contain rice cereal as well! It’s not quite as weird of an ingredient as it sounds. I promise!


And of course… You’ll also need raisins ! But before you stir those into your bowl, I have two tricks for you.

The first is to dice your raisins into smaller bits. I cut my raisins into quarters, if not sixths. This smaller size means your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bars hold together better! If you added whole raisins, the granola bars would fall apart. I promise it’s worth taking the extra time to dice your raisins!

The second is to hydrate your raisins . This is super simple to do! Just add your raisins to a microwave-safe bowl, add in enough water to completely cover them, put a lid or plastic wrap on top, and pop that in the microwave for a minute. If you let the bowl sit while you measure and mix together the rest of your ingredients, then your raisins will be exceptionally plump and juicy!

And just a few minutes later…


You’ll have a pan of healthy snacks (or breakfasts!) ready and waiting for you! And when you make your own, remember to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using #amyshealthybaking and tagging @amyshealthybaking IN the photo itself! (That guarantees I’ll see your picture! ?) I’d love to see your healthy oatmeal raisin granola bar bites!