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Four peanut butter baked granola bars with chocolate chips stacked on top of each other on a white plate

5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Five ingredients are all you need to make a batch of these easy Homemade Peanut Butter Granola Bars. These homemade granola bars are gluten-free, soft-baked, studded with chocolate chips, and perfect for healthy snaking. You’ll never buy store-bought granola bars again!

Prep: 5 minsCook: 14 minsTotal: 19 mins
Servings: 16 squares 1x

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (use verified gluten-free, if needed)
  • 3/4 cup natural peanut butter (substitute nut or seed butter for a peanut-free version)
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup (you can substitute honey)
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2 whole eggs (or use flax egg for vegan-friendly*)
  • Optional add ins: walnuts, pecans, almond, chia seed, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or dried fruit

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350℉. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Transfer mixture to a greased 9 x 9 inch baking dish, very firmly pressing mixture into pan in an even layer. Pro tip: for easy removal, line the pan with parchment. If desired, sprinkle additional chocolate chips over top, pressing them into the mixture.
  3. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until center is baked through. Start checking at 12 minutes as all ovens are different.
  4. Let the bars cool completely (this is important) before cutting into 16 squares or 12-14 bars.

Notes

*Flax egg: To make enough to replace the 2 eggs in this recipe, mix 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (or flaxseed meal) with 5 tablespoons water. Let set for 5-10 minutes before adding to recipe.

**For a boost of protein, add 1/2 cup of your unflavored, vanilla, or chocolate protein powder and reduce oats by a 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 square
  • Calories: 200
  • Fat: 9 g
  • (Sat Fat: 2 g)
  • Sodium: 64 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 25 g
  • (Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 9 g)
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 17 mg

Dietary

© The Real Food Dietitians
Recipe By: Stacie Hassing
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