This High-Fiber Cranberry Oat Energy Bars recipe is so filling with loads of cranberries, oats, chia and flax seeds, peanut butter and honey. These energy bars will stomp your hunger, boost your fiber, and will make you think you’re eating a candy bar. Yes! They’re that good!
These energy bars are awesome! They taste amazing, are packed full of fiber AND are so easy to make.
As you may already know, I had a baby a couple months ago (December 2017). These super yummy, high-fiber, energy packed granola bars came about because I was looking for a way to increase my milk production. Yes, I’m breastfeeding my little one and wanted to ensure I was making enough milk. I’ve read in a bunch of places that oats can help a mother produce more milk. What better way to enjoy oats than in an energy bar not to mention the added fiber benefits that help with post-partum bowel regulation. These energy bars make for a win, win!
Once I perfected my recipe, I ate 2-3 bars a day. Within a few days, I noticed my little needed less supplementation (formula). I also noticed my bowels had regulated… which is always a good thing, right?
These granola energy bars taste like a candy bar. I tried adding white chocolate but found it was too sweet for my liking. The cranberries make these bars so good. They add a sweet tartness that’s addicting.
These no-bake energy bars are so easy and quick to make. They literally take maybe 5 minutes to mix up. Here’s a little video to show you how easy they are to make.
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You will find a batch of these in my fridge all the time these days. Not only do these babies help my milk supply, they’re also like my “healthy” candy bars. I don’t know if it’s the sweet-tart cranberries, the crunch of the rice crispies, or the rich peanut butter. All I know is that they are gooooOOOOD!
These easy no-bake energy bars are fantastic to have on hand for those crazy mornings or when you want a little snack before or after a workout.
What’s your favorite high energy snack?
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Hi Debbie! I’m glad you got them to hold better with a little extra honey. Using a LOT of pressure when pressing them really helped mine hold. How did they taste? These are a favorite of mine when I’m looking for a little extra fiber in my diet.
My bars keep falling apart also. I added an extra 1/4 cup honey. Seemed to help
Hi Cak! I’m so sorry to hear this. I use quick rolled oats (not 1-minute oats but regular quick oats). For the peanut butter I use Jiffy or Skippy creamy peanut butter. Natural PB may give this bar a much softer consistancy do to the oil more likely to separate. Also, I put a LOT of pressure on the bars before chilling them. This really helps the ingredients hold together. I notice the bars don’t stay together as well when I don’t pack it as firm. I hope this helps. Thanks for stopping by and dropping a comment.
I was so excited to make these as I had all ingredients in my pantry. However, they didn’t stay together at all and now I have a pan full of granola. So my question is, what kind of oatmeal, and what kind of peanut butter? I used old fashioned and natural PB. Thanks!