Honey Coconut Oat Homemade Granola Bars

Have you ever made homemade granola bars? They aren't as hard as you might think. Granola bars are a staple in our kids lunches and when we are on the go {which, to be honest, is most of the time!}. When you make homemade granola bars, you know exactly what is in them. Most of the commercial granola bars we buy at the grocery store are loaded with sugar. You control everything inside and as you get more comfortable with the recipe, you can add or subtract ingredients so you can make it your own. I've got my basic honey coconut oat granola bar recipe you can try today. They take as little as 10 minutes to prep and 25 minutes to bake. You'll have a healthy snack ready in no time!

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Honey Coconut-Oat Homemade Granola Bars

make your own granola bars from scratch

Once you start making your own granola bars, you aren't going to want to stop! You'll find variations your family loves and each version will be versatile enough for school lunches, snacks, or on-the-go.

make your own granola bars from scratch

Tips for making homemade granola bars

Feel free to mess with the brown sugar to honey ratio. More honey means more honey flavor. It can also make it stickier. Use your discretion.

You can replace the brown sugar for honey completely but again, the honey flavor is strong. If you use honey only, make sure you boil the honey an extra minute longer, but stir often so it doesn't burn.

Homemade granola bars store well in the freezer! Wrap them up in wax paper and slip them inside a Ziploc bag or Tupperware. Let them come to room temperature before eating.

If you add chocolate to your granola bars, wait until the honey and oat mixture cools or else your chocolate chips will melt.

make your own granola bars from scratch

Yield: 14 bars

homemade granola bars with several variations

Honey Coconut-Oat Homemade Granola Bars

prep time: 10 Mins cook time: 25 Mins total time: 35 M
Delicious homemade honey coconut oat granola bars perfect for snacking. You know everything in them so these make the perfect alternative to those packaged snacks.


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
homemade granola ingredients


How to cook Honey Coconut-Oat Homemade Granola Bars

  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Grease an 11x7 inch pan and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine oats, flour, coconut and brown sugar. Set aside
  4. In a medium saucepan over medium heat stir together butter, honey, and water until the butter is melted. Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda.
  5. Add butter mixture to the rolled oats mixture and mix well.
  6. Transfer batter to the prepared pan and press it down firmly.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and set.
  8. Cool before cutting into 14 even bars.
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melted butter and honey and oats

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homemade granola bar with variations

Variations for Homemade Granola Bars

Consider adding one or more of these add in's into your homemade granola bars.

  • dried blueberries
  • sliced almonds
  • dark chocolate cherries
  • pecans
  • dark chocolate chips
  • sunflower seeds
  • white chocolate chips
  • pretzels
  • peanut butter
  • m&m's
  • dried cranberries
  • dried mango
  • pecans

homemade granola bar recipe with variations

homemade granola bar recipe with variations

Once you start making these honey coconut oat homemade granola bars, you are going to want to keep making them. You'll feel like an old pro and attempt new combinations and flavors. You aren't ever going to go back to the box. I'd love to see your creations. Tag me on social media @msrachelteodoro or use the hashtag #msrachelteodoro

Happy baking!

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