The best thing about granola bars is grabbing them and running off to the next place knowing you have something satiating and healthy to bring with you. Making granola and then turning it into granola bars is super simple! The flavor and texture in these granolas stand alone so all you really have to do to make them into bars is add a binding agent (peanut butter, maple syrup, agave, etc). Happy National Granola Bar Day! Celebrate this day by treating yourself to the very best gift of all: a few extra minutes of sleep tomorrow morning using these recipes from the Food Monster App.

1. Seeds and Goji Berry Granola Vegan Seeds and Goji Berry Granola

Seeds are a great replacement to nuts, especially for those who have nut allergies. They have all the same benefits as nuts, including fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals that the body requires. Some of the best seeds in whole form are hemp, sunflower, chia, sesame and pumpkin seeds. This Seeds and Goji Berry Granola is rich in nutrients and so yummy!


2. Peanut Butter-Maple-Pecan and Coconut Bacon Granola DIY Granola - Easy and Healthy!

This Peanut Butter-Maple-Pecan and Coconut Bacon Granola stands great on its own with its’ intertwining blasts of flavor. Put it on top of ice cream for a real crowd pleaser.

3. Activated Energy Mix Activated Energy Mix [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

You can add any other nuts, seeds or dried fruit you like to this Activated Energy Mix. Trail and energy mixes you buy in stores usually are filled with preservatives or secret fillers. Making your own is cheaper, tastier and more rewarding.

4. Healthy Plum and Pecan Granola Healthy Plum and Pecan Granola [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Homemade granola is so much healthier than shop-bought, since you can decide exactly what you want to include in the recipe and it only takes 10 minutes of your precious time to prepare. Avoiding refined sugars, this Healthy Plum and Pecan Granola is sweetened using only date syrup – that only takes a few seconds to make – and a tiny drop of maple syrup, so it’s high in nutrients, low in fat and absolutely bursting with superfoods!

5. Sugar-Free Buckwheat Granola Sugar-Free Buckwheat Granola

This Sugar-Free Buckwheat Granola recipe is wheat-free, soy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, preservative-free, vegan, and sugar free! Delicious, the perfect amount of crunch, and a great on the go snack or breakfast. Alternatively, you can use rolled oats (make sure they’re organic gluten-free) instead of the buckwheat groats.


6. Strawberry Coconut Granola Strawberry Coconut Granola [Vegan]

This Strawberry Coconut Granola is a bold, oil-free granola recipe that is protein-rich and so yummy!

7. Rose Petal, Cashew, and Olive Oil Granola Rose Petal, Cashew, and Olive Oil Granola [Vegan]

This Rose Petal, Cashew, and Olive Oil Granola is so sophisticated compared to your standard granola. The next time you feel like having a fancy breakfast, this is what you should make!

8. Chai Roasted Muesli Chai Roasted Muesli [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

This recipe for Chai Roasted Muesli is so great for a cold morning breakfast with the warming flavors of the chai spices. And it’s super easy to make too. This is also a nut-free and gluten-free version (as long as you’re using gluten-free oats), so it’s allergy friendly and packed with vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and fiber – from the sunflower and flax seeds, dried fruit, oats and puffed rice.

9. Matcha Granola 

While many of us know that it is good to include a variety of nuts and seeds in our diet, it can sometimes get boring to just carry around mixed nuts for snacking. This Matcha Granola  recipe aims to get you out of that rut! Tossed with matcha powder and a bit of vanilla extract, this granola has tons of good-for-you ingredients like almonds, cashews, pecans, as well as hemp, chia, and pumpkin seeds.


10. Paleo Granola Vegan Paleo Granola topped with berries 2

This crunchy golden Paleo Granola is the perfect way to start your morning and a great snack to keep you energized throughout the day. Plus, it’s paleo and grain-free, so almost anyone can enjoy it.

11. Apple Walnut Spice Granola Apple Walnut Spice Granola [Vegan]

What could set the mood for the season better than Apple Walnut Spice Granola? Chewy dried apples and golden raisins are little pockets of chewy sweetness throughout, and the walnuts provide a satisfying crunch. This granola makes a great topping for your favorite dairy-free yogurt, milk, or even ice cream!


12. Caramelized Banana Granola 

In this recipe, banana is pan-fried until it begins to caramelized and then mixed into a crunchy oat and buckwheat granola, giving it a sweetness that’s as delightful as it is unique. You’ll have a hard time not devouring this Caramelized Banana Granola in one day.

13. Matzo Granola With Fruit and NutsMatzo Granola For Passover

Granola never tasted so good! This Matzo Granola With Fruit and Nuts is sweet, crunchy, and chewy! Instead of oats, it’s made from gluten-free matzo mixed with natural sweeteners, cinnamon, nuts, and lots of dried fruit.

14. Slow Cooker Choco’Nutz Granola Vegan Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Choco’Nutz Granola

This Slow Cooker Choco’Nutz Granola recipe is a tasty combination of cacao butter, nuts, seeds, and molasses that creates a great grain-free breakfast or a nutritious snack.

15. Chocolate Granola


Vegan Chocolate Granola with goji berries

Chocolate granola is a yummy way to eat chocolate for breakfast! It is high in fiber and protein from almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds and chia seeds and it is naturally vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free.

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For all of your vegan snack cravings, salty or sweet, we recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead image source: Matzo Granola With Fruit and Nuts