Crunchy Oat Squares


Break up with boxed cereal and bake up a batch of healthy cereal right at home. Oats, oat bran and almond butter make these homemade granola squares nutrition all-stars.

Crunchy Oat Squares
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Stand Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
70 mins
24 squares (1/2 cup) each


  • 1 ½ cup rolled oats

  • ¼ cup oat bran

  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoon almond butter

  • 2 tablespoon water

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • teaspoon baking soda

  • teaspoon salt

  • Nonstick cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place oats in a food processor. Cover and process until finely ground. Add oat bran, flour, brown sugar, almond butter, the water, honey, baking soda, and salt. Cover and process until combined.

  2. Coat a 9x9x2-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Press oat mixture firmly into the prepared baking pan. Cut mixture into ¾-inch squares. Bake about 30 minutes or until golden.

  3. Turn off oven; let oat squares dry in oven with door closed for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove squares from pan; break apart. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


To make a hearty breakfast cereal, serve the oat squares with low-fat milk.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

218 Calories
7g Fat
36g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 218
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 6g
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 210mg 4%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
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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