These easy Granola Bites are our favorite on-the-go snack, packed with whole grains and protein, and all your favorite add-ins!

I often turn to this round-up of Healthy Snack Ideas when I need new inspiration and ideas like Skinny Banana Bread Muffins or veggies with the best homemade Ranch dressing.

Homemade Granola Bites stacked in a jar.

Between the simple ingredients, the fast prep, and no need to bake these delicious Granola Bites are the best in every way. You can customize them to add whatever add-ins your family likes.

Ingredients Needed:

Labeled ingredients needed to make Granola Bites.
  • Honey, or use agave.
  • Oats: Regular rolled oats or quick oats will work.
  • Ground Flaxseed or ground Chia seeds.
  • Peanut Butter: Substitute your favorite nut butter or use sunflower butter for a nut-free substitution.
  • Mini Chocolate chips, or any other favorite mix-ins like raisins, dried cherries, coconut, chopped nuts or a combination.
  • Vanilla Extract.

How to Make Granola Bites:

  • Mix ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
Two process photos for adding granola ball ingredients to a bowl, then mixing them together.
  • Scoop into balls using a cookie scoop, spoon, or your hands and place in an airtight container, with pieces of parchment paper between stacked layers, if needed.
Granola Bites rolled into balls and placed on a baking tray lined with parchment.
  • Storing Instructions: Refrigerate in an air-tight container for up to two weeks or freeze for several months.

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Homemade Granola Bites stacked in a jar.
Prep 15 minutes
Total 15 minutes
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  • 1 1/2 cups oats regular or quick oats
  • 1 cup ground flaxseed
  • 2/3 cup crispy rice cereal (like Rice Krispies)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter , or other nut butter or sunflower butter
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips, raisins, dried cherries, coconut, chopped nuts or a combination
  • 1/2 cup honey , or agave
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until well mixed.
  • Scoop into balls using a cookie scoop, spoon, or your hands and place in an airtight container, with pieces of parchment paper between stacked layers, if needed.
  • Storing: Refrigerate in an air-tight container for up to two weeks or freeze for several months.


Calories: 186kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 54mgPotassium: 146mgFiber: 3gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 15IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg

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I originally shared this recipe January 2015. Updated March 2021.

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Lauren Allen

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  1. I have t tried this recipe yet but I’m wondering if it would work with less honey as I don’t like super sweet foods.

  2. 5 stars
    “Oh my gosh! They were so good!” That is exactly what my daughter said when I asked her about her lunch today. Even my son who doesn’t like peanut butter likes these. Thanks for this super easy, healthy option for solving our boring school lunch woes!

  3. 5 stars
    These are a super hit at my house. We like that it has no eggs or sugar and is no bake. I think this is a healthy choice for a snack or on the go. We’ve made it 3 times always using chocolate chips but I’m going to try some of the other options next time. So easy to make with very little clean up. Thanks L. Allen, this is a keeper.

  4. 5 stars
    I love all her recipes!!! Easy, tasty and I can’t get enough of it!!!
    I recommended Lauren to everyone who I had conversation about food (that’s mean a lot of people).
    Thank you Lauren!!!

  5. 5 stars
    My sweet-tooth family loves these!!! And they are not typically fans of anything remotely “healthy” tasting. I forgot the vanilla, and they were still delicious. I drizzled a tiny amount of melted chocolate on top, but I’m sure they’re wonderful without that too.

  6. These are absolutely delicious!! Will definitely be making them again soon! Quick question: Where do you get the nutritional facts for your recipes?

  7. 5 stars
    I’ve been making these since 2016. Started off as the perfect nursing mama snack with a cup of tea and now my whole family loves these! LOVE this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

    Question: is it 186 cal for each single no bake bite? Thanks!

  8. 5 stars
    What do you do to differentiate between the peanut butter and sunbather bites? We have one child allergic to peanuts, and I anticipate the children getting them mixed up. Thank you!

    1. My kids are so young that I get the snacks for them. I store them in separate ziplock bags and label the bag so I know which was made with peanut butter and which is peanut free. 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    These are delicious! I didn’t have flaxseed on hand, so I substituted hemp hearts and pumpkin seeds (pulsed a few times in blender). The finished product is quite sweet, which my husband and toddler love, but I’ll probably reduce the honey a bit next time I make them. All around, a great recipe that will definitely be repeated at my house. Thanks, Lauren!

  10. 5 stars
    Made these today and loved them! I’m always looking for new snack ideas for my family and patients (I’m a dietitian). I swapped out raisins for chocolate chips and added some cinnamon. For a boost of protein, you could also sub out some or all of the flax seed for your favorite protein powder. Sad that the serving size is only one 🙁

  11. 5 stars
    I made these today. They came together beautifully – first snack-ball recipe I’ve tried in which the balls didn’t fly apart on contact LOL! The kids love them, and I’m going to be sneaking them out of the fridge after bedtime. Thanks for sharing!

  12. bought a Costco sized bag of flaxseed months ago. Perfect recipe for it:) Very sweet. My kids loved them. I think salted sunflower seeds would knock it out of the park.

  13. What is the coconut oil for? Can it be omitted or something else in it’s place? My son is allergic to coconut, tree nuts, sunflower & sesame. =(

    1. Hi Sarah, it just gives it a nice flavor–you can omit it and add a little extra vanilla, or replace it with a little vegetable or canola oil…

      1. 5 stars
        Just had these at a play date and we all demolished them! They are so delicious! Can’t wait to make them at home and have them all the time now!