Today I'm sharing a collection of Healthy Homemade Granola Bar Recipes perfect for Weight Watchers.
Granola/energy/protein/cereal bars are a convenient, grab-and-go snack to have on hand for busy days. Unfortunately they are often full of added sugar and other not-so-healthy ingredients and sometimes taste kinda fake.
These recipes are an easy, healthy, homemade alternative. Freeze your homemade creations — all made with a variety of nuts, seeds, fruit and grains — for a later date, or pack your freshly made bars in a freezer bag for a portable breakfast or late afternoon snack.
Granola bars come in lots of different flavors and styles from chewy, to crunchy to soft and caky.
I've gathered several of my homemade favorites, some that require baking and others than are no bake. All are Weight Watchers friendly with Freestyle Points information. Enjoy!
7 Healthy Homemade Granola Bar Recipes for Weight Watchers
This recipe makes delicious soft and chewy healthy granola bars (or energy bars) full of oats, dried fruit, and whole grains.
They are not overly sweet – just lightly sweetened with the natural goodness of maple syrup – my favorite natural sweetener.
Not only are they healthy and delicious, they are easy as pie to make. This recipe makes a cake-like soft and chewy granola/energy bar.
According to my calculations, each bar has about 133 calories, *4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *5 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.
These healthy breakfast bars contain no processed sugar and are brimming with good-for-you ingredients. Make these bars over the weekend, and you'll be set up for the week if you're someone who needs to grab-and-go in the morning.
I thought these breakfast bars were good. Chewy, satisfying and not overly sweet.
Adapt these to what you like and have on hand. You can, for example, use sunflower seeds in place of flaxseeds, or half and half rather than all flaxseeds, and you can also use puffed rice or buckwheat flakes in place of cornflakes.
According to my calculations each bar has about 200 calories and *6 Freestyle SmartPoints.
Packed with real oats, honey, chopped peanuts, and peanut butter, they are like Nature Valley Peanut Butter Crunchy Granola Bars, only better.
This recipe makes 16 crunchy peanut butter granola bars, each with 203 calories, *5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *7 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.
These are the yummiest granola bars I've ever tasted—homemade or otherwise. It's a good thing I only made a half batch because they are addictive, just like she said.
Once you taste these you'll never want another store-bought granola bar, that's for sure!
The recipe comes from Nigella Express: 130 Recipes for Good Food, Fast one of my favorite of her cookbooks. As soon as I saw the picture of these homemade breakfast/granola bars, I had a feeling I would fall in love with them.
They're chock-a-block full of some of my favorite things including, coconut, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and peanuts, all held together with sweetened condensed milk.
To make them Weight Watchers friendly, I substituted non-fat sweetened condensed milk and cut them into 24 bars, instead of the suggested 16, giving them a WW Freestyle SmartPoints value of *7.
These granola bars are crunchy, chewy and lightly sweetened with honey and brown sugar. If you want to omit the sugar altogether, you can easily just add a little extra honey.
And there is ZERO baking required, which means they are literally the easiest thing you will make this week.
These are also great for kids too! They'll love helping you make them, especially sprinkling the mini chocolate chips over top—but most of all they'll enjoy eating them!
Store these individually wrapped in plastic wrap in a sealed air-tight container to keep them fresh, or feel free to freeze them for later.
Each bar has about 145 calories and *6 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.
These little ooey gooey treats are delicious and all for only *3 WW Freestyle SmartPoints each, definitely worth the sticky fingers!
They are made with maple syrup to give them their sticky texture, but you can’t taste too much of the maple. I myself am not a huge maple fan and I loved these!
No oven needed, so a perfect no-bake treat to whip up on a hot day.
I like these grab and go cereal bars because (basically) this recipe is just fruits and nuts stuck together by nut butter and mashed bananas. They are easy to make and store well in the fridge or freezer.
They are gluten free and vegan! If you like grabbing a bar for breakfast, give these a try.
According to calculations, these have about 190 calories and *6 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like this healthy homemade granola bar recipe collection, you might also like:
- Free Granola Bar Recipes Ebook - A collection of granola bar, granola cookie and granola recipes
- Great Granola Bar Recipe - a great chewy crunchy granola bar with wonderful taste and texture
- Homemade Granola Recipe - my favorite granola made with maple syrup
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