Cranberry, Oat and Seed {No Bake} Granola Bars

I love the combo of oats, seeds and nuts!…And to have these ingredients nicely mixed up into a tasty low FODMAP on-the-go bar…really works for me.

Ta dah! Introducing a super yummy no bake granola bar…seed and nut granola bars

I have shared other granola bars and energy bites on my site but this recipe is a little different.  For one, they are addictive. {Ha!} For two, the nut flavor is more subtle. I did add a little dried cranberries for a hint of fruit (within the Monash University 1 tablespoon limit per serving).

With this recipe, I experimented with a little golden syrup. Golden syrup is a low FODMAP suitable sweetener made of sugar cane syrup. It is sticky so works well in making homemade granola bars.Golden syrup

These bars are a great treat for a child’s lunch box or a yummy grown up snack. 🙂
seed and oat granola bar

I used steel cut oats but you can easily sub in old fashioned oats too.

Cranberry, Oat and Seed {No Bake} Granola Bars

Category: Low FODMAP Appetizers & Snacks, Low FODMAP Breakfast/Smoothies

Cranberry, Oat and Seed {No Bake} Granola Bars


  • 12 bars: limit to one bar/serving
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup golden syrup (check baking aisle of Whole Foods)
  • 2/3 cup uncooked steel cut oats (sub in old fashioned oats if you like)
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1 cup suitable nuts and seeds (I used a mix of sliced almonds and sunflower seeds)


  1. Line 8 x 8 inch pan with parchment paper
  2. In medium sauce pan, add coconut oil and golden syrup over medium-low heat until oil melts.
  3. Add in oats and oat bran stirring for about 5-8 minutes to slightly softened oats.
  4. Take off heat and fold in cranberries, nuts and seeds.
  5. Place mixture in square pan and top with another piece of parchment paper.
  6. Press parchment paper very firmly into pan to create a firmly packed granola bar.
  7. Place pan in refrigerator to cool.
  8. Cut cooled bars carefully into 12 servings. Store in air tight container in refrigerator and layer parchment paper between bars to prevent them from sticking to each other.

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