Chewy Tropical Granola Bars


These no-sugar-added granola bars get their subtle sweetness from apricots.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Cool Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
12 granola bars


  • 1 banana

  • ½ cup almond butter

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats

  • ½ cup salted, roasted macadamia nuts, chopped

  • ¼ cup unsweetened large coconut flakes, toasted

  • ¼ cup snipped dried apricots

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line bottom of a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl mash banana with a fork; stir in almond butter and salt. Stir in remaining ingredients. Press firmly onto bottom of prepared pan.

  3. Bake 20 minutes or until light brown. Cool on a wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan. Cut into bars.

To Store

Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 days or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

184 Calories
12g Fat
17g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 184
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 215mg 5%
Folate, total 12.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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