November 23, 2017

Crunchy Oats & Honey Granola Bars


  1. Okay Brandy, are you super mom? Hehe – (you should see my smile and laugh). I made these granola bars and yes, they tasted yummy, however mine did not really cut into bars… more like granola crumble. 🙁 Any suggestions on what I might have done wrong??

  2. Hi Brooke! Did you use coconut oil? 🙂

  3. Made this recipe, and I tweaked it a bit. Replaced the nuts with millet, used wheat germ rather than ground flax. Let me just say this is *hands down* my most favorite granola recipe so far. I didn’t make “bars” but let it cook a little longer, and broke it into pieces for granola. A fantastic topping for our homemade yogurt! Thanks Brandy!

  4. Is there a substitute for ground flaxseed? I live overseas and find it hard to get. thanks.

    • I don’t know where you live … here in Ireland I learned it’s called linseed. I was glad for that information!

  5. What can I substitute for the coconut oil? I’d love to make these, but don’t want to mess them up! 🙂

  6. I can not wait to try this! I already have all of the ingredients on hand 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  7. Do you just put the millet in uncooked? How much did you put?


  8. Ideas to sub for coconut oil that isn’t dairy??? I have medical dietary restrictions (no coconut products (although plant-based they solidify at room temp & no butter) but REALLY want to find a healthy, easy granola bar recipe for our family.

  9. SleepyKnitter says:

    Yummy! I had a pumpkin-flaxseed cereal that I smashed up for the flaxseed, and I added bitter chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and dried cranberries. I’m allergic to almonds so used pecans instead. Mmmm, it is soooo good, better than cinnamon rolls! I’m eating the first bar now and am happy. But it is very crumbly, not like a “bar,” so I can see that it will have to be eaten carefully.

  10. Hi! So excited to try these and cut out the mystery ingredients in the store bought bars we consume on a daily basis. 🙂 I am on the fence about grinding up the flaxseeds- I have the capabilities and have heard they are difficult to digest whole, but I’ve never done it. Thanks in advance for the input, Brandy!

    • Hey there. Grinding the flaxseeds makes them easy to digest. And it’s so easy to do using a simple coffee grinder. 🙂

      • I grind flaxseeds in an 8oz Ball jar w/my blender. The blade, rubber gasket and holder fit perfectly on the jar. Turn jar upside down onto the blender, grind for about a minute or so. Store the ground seeds in the jar. No mess!

      • Callie Vail says:

        Your body doesn’t actually get any nutrition from flax seed that isn’t ground (other than ruffage). So best to grind if you want the full benefits. I just use a coffee grinder (electric “whirly bird” grinder). Works great for grinding whole spices for great fragrance in recipes!

        • Brandy Ferguson says:

          That’s true. The recipe does call for ground flaxseed. I grind mine in a coffee grinder, too. 🙂


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