HealthXchange "My Best Healthy Recipe" (MBHR) series

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No-bake Granola Bar - Shared by Arwa


Rolled oats 3 cups

Honey 1/2 cup

Almond/Peanut butter 3/4 cup

Cinnamon (optional) 1 tspn

​Salt (optional) 1/4 tspn

​Your favourite topping!* 1/2 cup


1. Melt and mix the peanut butter and honey by stirring it in a small saucepan over low heat. Alternatively, you can melt the peanut butter and honey in a microwavable bowl for 1 minute or until well combined, stirring every 30 seconds. The mixture should be that of a thinner consistency.

2. In a large bowl add, and mix the dry ingredients; oats, favourite add-ins, salt, and cinnamon.

3. Pour the melted peanut butter and honey mixture over the dry mixture and stir to combine. For it to all come together, you will need to work at mixing it. It will seem like you need more peanut butter and honey, but you don't. Use your hands here if you need to.

4. Pour the oat mixture into an 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper and spread it evenly. Pressing it down onto the pan with your hands.

5. Place the pan into the freezer for 1 hour, or until firm. Remove the parchment paper from the pan and cut them into bars or cut them into different shapes with cookie cutters for your little ones.

6. Wrap the bars individually in parchment paper or plastic wrap. Store them in the refrigerator.

*Tip: Some of the add-ins you can use are

Pitted dates

Dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, apricots)​

​Chopped nuts (almond, cashew, walnut)

​Pumpkin seeds


​Sunflower seeds

​Shredded coconut

​Chocolate chip

About the participant

My name is Arwa, and I am a stay-at-home mum to my beautiful daughter. I love travelling and exploring new places; learning about different cultures and customs. I’m continually exploring great ideas to make my life a little bit more manageable. I enjoy creating affordable ideas for cooking that are easy to follow with simple ingredients.

Arwahunaid Dabhoiwala

Recipe has been edited for clarity by the HealthXchange team.

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