Granola Bars

These granola bars are the easiest way to get breakfast sorted. And can be added to a school lunch box as a healthy treat. They are easy to make and store well.

Granola Bars
Granola Bars
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My first choice when it comes to having my joints dealt with is an osteopath. However, mine has moved to Johannesburg. Whereas I love my chiropractor, I am not a fan of spending R500 for a treatment that involves very little massage. A friend of mine recommended her physiotherapist. She told me that he massaged her as well as manipulated the joints. When my toe was proving to be beyond painful I went to see him. I told him how the chiropractor adjusts the joint in my foot but he assured me that it was arthritis. And that there was next to nothing I could do about it. I started off by taking a supplement to ease the pain. And when that did not work I bought some collagen. They say it takes 90 days to see any effect and so I was being very patient.

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But my patience wore out just before our trip overseas. I was uncomfortable and just could not imagine walking for hours every day. And so I relented and made an appointment, knowing the treatment would last all of 15 minutes, including chat time. He manipulated my foot, dealt with my dodgy hip, spine and neck and I was good to go. And I mean good to go. The pain was instantly gone and I was shown what to do if it came back. I so regret not going to him last year November as I spent 5 months suffering for no reason at all. This is the second misdiagnosis I have had. And both have been resolved by a chiropractor. I think the lesson has now been learnt. Do you see a joint specialist, and if so, what kind?

Granola Bars


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Granola Bars

Make these weekly for lunch box treats and quick breakfast snacks
Recipe Category: Breakfast, Snacks
Makes enough for: 8 granola bars
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 150 g rolled oats
  • 30 g sunflower seeds
  • 30 g linseeds
  • 115 g salted butter
  • 115 g coconut sugar
  • 50 g honey
  • 55 g dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  • 55 g dried fruit of your choice, thinly sliced


  • Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • Place the oats into a frying pan and toast over a low temperature then pour into a bowl to cool
  • Place the sunflower seeds and linseeds into the frying pan and toast over a low temperature then pour into the bowl with the oats to cool
  • Place the butter, sugar and honey into the frying pan and melt over a medium to low temperature
  • Turn the heat off and pour the oats and seeds into the butter, add the cranberries and dried fruit and mix to combine
  • Place into a square baking tin that has been lined on the bottom and sides with baking paper
  • Place into the oven and bake for 35 minutes then remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 30 minutes
  • Turn out and cut into 8 equal sized bars and leave to cool completely on a wire rack
  • Store in an airtight container
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10 thoughts on “Granola Bars

  1. Interesting! Until my mobility p problems and Covid problems coincided I don’t think I had ever had a granola bar 🙂 ! Not a snack type of person! Well, to make life easier, I have been ordering lunch and dinner from a hugely popular health-food service here (a huge Esky arriving once a week) . . . too expensive for me but leaving a fair bit of extra time to do things I am really interested in! Well, they do send ‘healthy’ snacks – often a granola bar – not half bad!!! Hmm – I like your recipe and mean to ‘behave’ soonest . . . so, maybe this is the time to begin trying!!! Osteopaths et al – oh, I need them but when you live so far ‘in the bush’ these ‘extras’ sometimes are but a wishful dream . . . !!!

    1. I suppose that is the one downside of living away from a city! But, I would choose the quiet over the bustle anyday 🙂

  2. hubby and I have been going to our local chiropractor for years. So good for the body! these bars look good, tho we would call them muesli bars 🙂

  3. Hi Tandy, I go to a physiotherapist every week for my back and neck problems. Thanks for this recipe.

  4. I’ve never thought about making my own granola bars before! What a great idea. They are pricey here and yours look FABULOUS! I want one now =) I will be making these and will let you know how they go. I might leave out the cranberries since I don’t love those? Is there a substitution or can I just leave out? Sorry about your joint issues but I’m glad you found relief. I take a powder form of collagen everyday and it helps me =)

    1. You can use raisins or anything similar, but I would not leave them out. And I really hope you enjoy them 🙂

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