Grape Nuts energy bars recipe

Grape-Nuts® Energy Granola Bars

Satisfy your Grape-Nuts cereal cravings on-the-go by making a batch of these granola bars. Bonus - they're packed with oats and fruit, giving you an energy boost!

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15 mins
prep time
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50 mins
total time


Grape-Nuts® Energy Granola Bars

Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 50 mins


  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • ½ cup Grape Nuts® cereal
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • cup mashed ripe banana
  • ¼ cup honey or molasses
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 9 ounce package pitted prunes, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds


  • Heat oven to 325 degrees.  Line an 8-inch square pan with nonstick aluminum foil making extended edges, or can use regular foil and coat with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In large bowl of electric mixer, combine oats, Grape Nuts, flours, flaxseed, cinnamon, and salt; stir to combine.  Add egg, banana, honey, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla; mix well.  Stir in chopped prunes, walnuts, chocolate chips, and sesame seeds.  Mix well to combine; dough will be stiff.  Transfer to prepared baking pan and pat in mixture evenly.  Bake for 30-35 minutes until edges are browned.  Cool completely on wire rack in pan.  Use edges of foil to pick up and flip out onto a cutting board and cut into 24 squares.

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