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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

218 calories; 7 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 2 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 79 mg sodium. 210 mg potassium; 36 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 6 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 0 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 20 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 50 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

Reviews (2)

12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
I made this as a healthy snack and was quite pleased with the results. They are like mini Natire Valley crunchy granola bars. I did make some changes (substitutes half peanut butter as I ran out of almond butter and used a mix of wheat germ and ground flax seeds as I didn¿t have oat bran) but otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. It turned out as expected - delicious. I used a pizza cutter to score the squares before baking and again after removing from the oven. Once cool, they broke apart easily. If you want a chewier consistency, remove from the oven immediately after baking.
Rating: Unrated
What is the accurate serving size?  The directions say to "Cut mixture into -inch squares."  so, a 9x9-in pan would mean 81 squares.  Divide by 6 servings and that is 13.5 squares per serving.  How do you get 24 squares a serving? How was the serving size determined?Being diabetic I would like to make this work for me accurately. I like oats.   I would also like to bring down the sugar grams a bit.  Anyone with recommended substitutes for some of the brown sugar and still keep the same texture and  consistency? My brother has bees so could I eliminate the brown sugar and maybe add a bit more honey. Thanks to all.