Maple Granola Bars

These simple bars are so much healthier than many from the store. Very easy to make! 


  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or almonds


  • Steam dates in a little water, to make removing pits easy. Toast rolled oats in 275 degree oven for 20 minutes. Heat maple syrup with peanut butter. Stir all ingredients together with chopped nuts – I like walnuts or almonds. Press onto a waxed paper lined pan. Cover. Chill, and cut into bars. I had some sesame and sunflower seeds on hand, so I added those. These keep well in an airtight container, or in the freezer. I times the recipe by 8 for our hungry family!