Super Simple 5 Ingredient Granola Bar Recipe

Super Simple 5 Ingredient Granola Bar Recipe

What’s that saying about ingredients in food? Something about there shouldn’t be more than 5 and you should be able to pronounce them all…Well this super simple 5 ingredient granola bar recipe fits the bill! This is also a recipe that you can make with your children. It is much better than store bought and will keep covered in the refrigerator.

Super Simple 5 Ingredient Granola Bar Recipe


  • 1 ­cup nut butter, any nut or seed that you like
  • 6­ Tbsp clover honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1­ box or 8 oz. chunky flax cereal*
  • ¼­ cup chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Microwave nut butter and honey for 1­minute in a large bowl, add salt and vanilla, stir in
    flax cereal.
  2. Chocolate can be added next or sprinkled on top.
  3. Spread in 7 by 11 pan and push down firmly with hands or metal spoon.
  4. Cut into portions or just break into chunks

Nutritional Information:

Flaxseed is very healthy for you and can be kept as seed in the refrigerator or as a cereal on the shelf. The grain itself should be ground before using in baked products or smoothies. It is high in fiber, contains omega­3 fatty acids, and considered to be good for heart health. Companies that make flax seed cereal are Nature’s Path, Kashi, or Special K. This super simple 5 ingredient granola bar recipe is only 102 calories for a 2-­inch by 3-­inch piece.

*Note: Be sure to store flaxseed in air tight containers. Also putting it in the refrigerator
will help to extend life. Such a great nutty taste that it is a good idea to put into drinks and baked goods.

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Rita Larsen Registered Dietitian at Elite Sports Clubs

Written by Rita Larsen, RDN, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

Rita is certified in Positive Psychology, University of Penn; has a BS in Dietetics from Kansas State University; and an Internship and Masters at the Indiana University Medical Center.

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