Chewy Granola Bars

Try this recipe to make your own homemade Chewy Granola Bars using delicious Sue Bee® honey!


  • 1/2 cup Sue Bee® Honey
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons blackstrap molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup sugar-free applesauce
  • Optional additions, up to 2 cups of any of the following: chocolate chips, raisins (soaked in hot water for 10 minutes then drained), unsweetened shredded coconut, sunflower seeds (unsalted), pumpkin seeds (unsalted), dried fruit (e.g., chopped apricots, cranberries), chopped toasted nuts


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Toast oats for 5 minutes in a dry skillet over medium heat. Let cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients (including oats) and whisk together until well-combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together wet ingredients until well-blended.
  • Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and blend gently until well-moistened. Fold in any of the optional ingredients. Mixture should be moist but not too wet. If it seems too dry and crumbly, add applesauce by the spoonful.
  • Line a 9-by-13-inch pan with parchment paper and press mixture into pan.
  • Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes. Cut into bars while warm, but let cool completely before removing from pan.
Sue Bee Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Sue Bee® Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.

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