Granola bars are a great snack or breakfast choice because they can be packed with so much protein and nutrition. The nuts and oats usually pack the protein and then additions like fruit and cacao only make them even more nutritious. They’re as easy to make as they are convenient to have. Pack them in your kids’ lunch boxes, grab one for breakfast on the go, or eat it as a snack to tide you over until your next meal!

Here are 15 healthy and energizing, protein-packed granola bar recipes from our Food Monster App!

1. Protein Chocolate Granola Bars

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Maja Brekalo‘s Chocolate Granola Bars are refined sugar-free, protein and good carbs rich, and so easy to make. Forget buying expensive snacks when you can make these at home, quickly, and fuss-free. You don’t need to freeze them, they will not melt or fall apart if you take them with you.

2. Apple Walnut Bars

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A few simple and whole ingredients come together to create a healthy and nutritious Apple Walnut Bar, a great snack for young and old children! Make this recipe by Lenia Patsi with the kids on the weekends for a healthy snack all week long!

3. Banana Walnut Oatmeal Bars

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Robin Runner‘s Banana Walnut Oatmeal Bars are amazing! They are packed with carbs, fiber, protein, omegas and healthy fats. Great satiating treat during busy days!

4. Raspberry Oat Bars

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In Mary Callan‘s delicious Raspberry Oat Bars, the wholegrain spelt flour and old fashioned oats are a get source of fiber. The combination of pumpkin, sunflower, hemp, and chia seeds add a nice nutritional punch that you won’t find in traditional desserts. So yes, it’s a little indulgence but it’s wrapped up in a lovely nourishing package that allows you to satisfy that sweet craving without derailing your good intentions.

5. Chocolate Oatmeal and Nut Energy Bars

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Yana Chistyakova‘s Chocolate Oatmeal and Nut Energy Bars are very quick to make and are delicious, perfect for chocolate lovers.

6. Protein Breakfast Bars

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These are called Breakfast Bars, but of course, they can be eaten at any time of the day and make a great snack. These bars by Vicky Coates are simply made up of a mixture of oats, nuts & seeds, making them full of fiber, protein, and nutritional goodness. Not to mention that they are naturally gluten-free, vegan & paleo-friendly!

7. 3-Ingredient, Easy Peanut Butter Oat Bars

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Oats are like magic – they are not only a healthy superfood but they can be used a million different ways! Michele Elizabeth‘s Peanut Butter Oat Bars are beyond easy – you could probably make them in your sleep (don’t). It’s mostly melting, stirring, and waiting by the fridge. Oh yeah, it’s actually that simple. Skip the prepackaged bars from the store and make these yourself. They’re delicious, easy, rich, and healthy. No excuses!

8. Strawberry Pistachio Chia-Oat Bars

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Anna Bannister‘s Chia-Oat Bars are naturally sweetened, slightly-zesty, and have the perfect amount of fruit-to-oat ratio. This particular recipe calls for strawberries, but they’re easy to adapt with whatever fresh fruit you have on hand. Serve these crumbly, juicy bars as is or with a big scoop of dairy-free vanilla ice cream.

9. Chocolate Coated Nuts and Seeds Granola Bars

Chocolate nut and seed granola bars

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If you’re looking for a simple and easy-to-make snack that you can grab on the go – we’ve found the perfect treat. Tori Cooper‘s Chocolate Coated Nuts and Seeds Granola Bars are stuffed full of healthy seeds, peanuts, and no refined sugar. Plus, they taste absolutely incredible.

10. Oat and Spelt Crunchie Bars

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Crunchy bite, subtly sweet, oaty goodness! Yum! Taryn Fitz-Gerald‘s Oat and Spelt Crunchie Bars are the perfect companion to a cup of rooibos tea on a relaxing weekend day, leaving you feeling satisfied and nourished. Only plant-based goodness, with no preservatives! These bars help to fulfill your cravings for something sweet while being healthier than a prepackaged bar.

11. No Bake Maple Almond Bars

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The key to getting these No Bake Maple Almond Bars by Danielle Clark to stick together is a combination of brown rice syrup, almond butter, and maple syrup. This also provides the bars with healthy fats, natural sweetness (making them refined sugar-free), and a great texture.

12. 10-Minute Superfood Protein Bars

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Crystal Bonnet‘s Protein Bars are the perfect pre or post-workout treat. They are packed with protein powder, oats, and coconut and then finished with a yummy carob drizzle. Plus, they are super easy to make and you can have them ready in no time.

13. Almond Butter Energy Bars

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These Almond Butter Energy Bars by Gemma Gonzalez are the perfect sweet treat to have pre or post-workout. They are chock full of nutrients, protein, and crunchy seeds. Plus, you can drizzle chocolate bars over the top of these bars for a truly delicious treat.

14. Sugar-Free Energy Millet Bars 

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Dark chocolate, dried fruit, hazelnuts, and puffed millet make for a crunchy treat! Make Simona Malerba‘s Sugar-Free Energy Millet Bars ahead of time and send to school in a lunch or enjoy a healthy sweet snack on the go!

15. Peanut Butter Energy Bars

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Katherine Weltzien‘s Peanut Butter Bars are as energizing as they are delicious! Blended with high nutrient foods like oats, goji berries, and cacao nibs, you can’t go wrong with these peanut butter energy bars.

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