Having amazing snacks are a necessity in my book, and there’s nothing better then granola bars. It’s easy to get them at the store – but – it’s much more fun playing with flavors and textures that I personally like. These babies will pump you full of energy, healthy fats, and a nice curb to your sweet tooth!

By: Kelli Pitrone, Registered Dietitian & Vivante Health Nutrition Team Manager


  • 1/2 Cup unsweetened almond butter
  • 1/2 Cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/3 Cup grade A or B maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 Cups rolled oats
  • 1/3 Cup raisins
  • 1/2 Cup chopped dried Turkish apricots
  • 1/2 Cup chopped pecans


  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the remaining 4 ingredients
  3. Spray a mini muffin tin and fill each muffin hole with the granola bar batter up to the top.
  4. Bake at 350 for 11-12 minutes or until golden brown. Allow these to cool fully before taking them out of the pan.

This recipe makes 30-32 granola bites. Each is approx 95-100 calories per bite.