Almond Butter Granola Bars


Almond Butter Granola Bars

We are headed to Iowa today.  After a week in Wisconsin, it is time to start the drive home.  On the way we get to spend a couple days with friends in Iowa.  My 7 year old is super excited to see his old friends again.  He has adjusted amazingly well to Colorado, but still remembers what we left behind.  I am excited to get to see my friends too, should be a great weekend.

Once we get back home it will be time to get back to eating better again.  Vacation always derails me.  I will have to stock the fridge with these granola bars again, so I have something I won’t feel guilty eating.  I have been wanting to try Almond Butter, and finally I bought a jar at Costco a few weeks ago.  I adapted another Granola Bars recipe we loved, and used the Almond Butter.  My son loved them.  I was honestly surprised, there is a lot of almond flavor, but he ate them like crazy!

Unfortunately, these do need to be kept cool, so they aren’t great for a road trip or hiking.  But they are a great reward once you get back home!

Yields 12

No Bake Granola Bars made with Almond Butter, and almonds. Hint of cinnamon, and chocolate. Perfect after snack!

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup Almond Butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds


  1. Line an 8x8 in baking pan in foil.
  2. In a small sauce pan heat oil, almond butter, and honey over a medium heat. Once melted and fully combined mix in the oats, cinnamon, almonds and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate chips are melted. Spread into prepared pan. Put in fridge until completely set. Cut into 12 bars. Store in the fridge.




  1. I have a jar of almond butter in my fridge right now and I was wondering what to do with it! These look perfect!

  2. Sounds like you and your family are having a wonderful time. What a perfect snack to bring on the road and a homemade version is perfect. Nicely done.

  3. I love almond butter with granola. Glad you added chocolate chips too :).

  4. These bars are packed with goodness (and protein!)

  5. Oh yes please! Who doesn’t like Almond Butter?!

  6. Fantastic snack Erin! Love the almond butter!

  7. I have always wanted to try almond butter too. I need to check out my costco now. Have a wonderful drive back home…. enjoy Iowa. :)

  8. I love granola bars and your recipe is so simple and delish looking. The photos look wonderful, best pictures of a granola bar ever!! I want to try this recipe!!

  9. These make the perfect post-vacation snack!

  10. I love homemade granola bars!

  11. Vacations make us all act so naughty, eh? Its my favorite excuse :) These are brilliant granola bars, love the almond butter!


  12. What a good idea to use almond butter. I bet that adds such a nice flavor. Sounds so delicious.

  13. These are wonderful snacks, or breakfast bars even!
    Hope you have a great trip back and enjoy the time with your friends :)

  14. Nice way to get extra protein. Lovely snacks on the go!

  15. These bars look incredible my friend 😀
    Lovely recipe!
    Hope you have a wonderful trip home!

    Choc Chip Uru

  16. These look great, Erin. I have a jar of almond butter I bought on a whim. Now I know what to use it for :-)

  17. I need to make these. Almond butter in fridge is only have eaten!

  18. I do not like coconut could the oil be changed

  19. Hey, I am from Iowa. Excited to try the granola bar. and congrats for being on the from page of Hello cotton. Malika

  20. Hi!!! So I made these…twice now!!! They are delicious! The 2nd time around I used 1/2 almond butter and 1/2 peanut butter, with extra almonds. My only “complaint” is they melt so quickly! But I just have to eat faster! Thank you again for sharing!!!


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