Close up view of almond granola bars.

Almond Granola Bars

Almond granola bars are healthy, homemade and delicious. Great for a snack, breakfast or a treat. Saffron and rose flavored, these are refined sugar free.
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword Breakfast bars, Energy bars, Fruit and nut bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 bars
Calories 264kcal
Author Roxana Begum


  • 2 cups rolled oats gluten-free
  • 1/3 cup almonds chopped or slivered
  • 1/2 cup almond butter creamy
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil light
  • 1 egg white (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp saffron ground or natural almond flavor
  • 1 tbsp rose water or natural vanilla flavor
  • 1/2 cup medjool dates (pitted and packed)
  • 1 cup puffed cereal (kamut or rice)
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 2 tbsp pistachios slivered


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread the oats and chopped almonds on a baking sheet and toast for about 10 minutes.
  • In a small saucepan gently heat the almond butter. Stir honey and oil into it.
  • When cooled, add egg white (if using) and stir. Then add ground saffron dissolved in rose water (if using).
  • Process the medjool dates in a food processor and mix it well into the wet ingredients above.
  • In a medium bowl, combine oats, almonds, puffed cereal and chia seeds with the honey-almond butter mixture. Stir until well combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to a 8 x 8 inch pan lined with parchment paper. Spread the mixture evenly. 
  • Sprinkle slivered pistachios on the top and compact it well using the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Lower the oven temperature to 300°F and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool completely before slicing the granola bars.


Serving: 1granola bar | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1.7mg