Fruit Filled Granola Bars

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

I had to develop something that 1. I liked and 2. didn't contain any peanuts or grape or palm products in it for allergy reasons. Most commercial bars have one or more of the above.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 34 cup packed brown sugar
  • 14 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 cup margarine
  • 8 -10 ounces pureed fruit spread, of your choice containing only fruit (my favorite is Raspberry)
  • 14 cup chopped pecans
  • 14 cup sliced almonds
  • 14 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Combine in Mixing bowl the oats, flour, baking soda and brown sugar.
  2. Cut in margarine until it looks like coarse crumbs.
  3. Reserving 1/4 cup of mixture for top, press remainder of mixture firmly and evenly into bottom of an ungreased 9X9 pan.
  4. Spread pureed fruit onto top of oatmeal mixture.
  5. Sprinkle reserved 1/4 cup of oatmeal mixture onto top, following it with a sprinkling of all of the nuts.
  6. Press mixture very lightly to make sure all of the nuts are'committed' but not so hard that the fruit all squishes to the top.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit for approximately 30 minutes or until top is golden.
  8. Cool in the pan.
  9. Cut into bars.
  10. Makes 20-25 bars.
Most Helpful

This is delicious. Holds well, doesn't last long (too good to leave in the pan, really). Easy to make.

Charles Reed August 28, 2004

This recipe was very easy to make. I omitted the nuts and added 1/2 c. Grape-nuts for texture. The bars are good and hold together very well (I'd expected them to be crumbly) but they're a little bland and overly sweet. If I make them again, I think that I'd add some lemon juice or toasted coconut.

bekbek June 19, 2004