Toasted Coconut Granola Bars

I finally found the ultimate granola bar! After lots of tweaking and experimenting, I feel this is the best version yet. Everyone in my family, from ages 2 to 78, loves them!

Original recipe makes 32 bars


3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup almonds
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup raisins, or more to taste
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup wheat germ
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup honey
4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    45 mins


    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Spread oats, coconut, and almonds onto a baking sheet; toast in preheated oven until lightly browned, about 15 minutes.
  3. Mix toasted oats mixture with flour, raisins, brown sugar, wheat germ, cinnamon, and salt together in a large bowl; add eggs, canola oil, honey, and vanilla extract and mix into a sticky mixture.
  4. Generously grease a baking sheet. Spread the mixture into the baking sheet in an even layer, reaching completely to the edges.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until golden, about 30 minutes; carefully cut into bars immediately upon removal from oven.
  6. Let bars cool completely until hard before removing from sheet, at least 30 minutes.


Calories: 179 kcal
Carbohydrates: 22.6 g
Cholesterol: 13 mg
Fat: 9.2 g
Fiber: 2.4 g
Protein: 3.4 g
Sodium: 68 mg