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Lunchbox Granola Bars

June 23, 2011 by HealthyFamilies BC

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Lunchbox Granola Bars

These lunch box granola bars make a healthy snack for lunch or when you are on the go!

Makes: 24 servings


  • 2 cups (500 mL) rolled oats
  • 1 cup (250 mL) whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) ground flax seed
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (250 mL) raisins, chocolate chips or your favourite dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) honey
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) canola oil
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) applesauce
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Oil a 9 x 13 inch (22 x 33 cm) baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, flour, flax seed, brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins, sunflower seeds and salt. Make a well in the center; set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine honey, egg, canola oil, applesauce and vanilla. Add liquid ingredients to well and mix. Pat the mixture evenly into a prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until bars begin to turn golden at the edges. Cool for 5 minutes, then cut into bars while still warm. Do not allow the bars to cool completely before cutting, or they will be too hard to cut.

Nutrition Facts per serving:

  • Calories: 150
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 10 mg
  • Sodium: 55 mg
  • Potassium: 103 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Fibre: 3 g
  • Protein: 3 g

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Reprinted with permission by the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Comments (1)


Posted on Wednesday June 29, 2011 a 5:20pm

This is so exciting because I have been looking for healthy alternatives to snack foods for my children!


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