Oat and Puffed Rice Granola Bars

Oats and Puffed Rice Granola Bars Madeleine Shaw

Oat and Puffed Rice Granola Bars


I absolutely love these Oat and Puffed Rice Granola Bars. They’ve got that really nostalgic taste of puffed rice which makes me feel like a child again. Not only are these bars great for kids, they are the perfect adult snack, which can be made on a Sunday and taken out and about during the week.

The oats, puffed rice or quinoa and dates make these a perfect energy boosting snack. If you’re looking for a 4pm pick me up that doesn’t come with the guilt…you have found it!

I like to use this Puffed Brown Rice, or this puffed quinoa.

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Ready in 35 minutes


Preheat the oven to 150 c

Place the almonds and dates into a food processor and blend until they are chopped up slightly. The almonds and dates should be in little pieces, not crumbs.

Place this mixture and the rest of the ingredients into a bowl and mix well until fully combined with a punch of salt.

Line a small baking tray with baking paper and pour the mixture in, making sure the top is nice and even. Bake for 20-25 mins then let it cool in the tin. Once cool, cut into bar shapes.

You can keep these beauties in the fridge for a week.



  • Laura

    Hi Madeline, Just made these and not sure where I went wrong, followed recipe exact, cooked for 30 mins.. couldn’t do any longer as they were starting to burn round the edges.. not they’re out of the oven and cooled they are way too crumbly to keep as a solid bar.. has anyone any ideas why this has happened? I mixed the ingredients together for ages as doubted the mixture would stick.. such as shame!

    • caz

      This happened to me too. Any ideas what to do has the recipe tasted wonderful…

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Hello gorgeous did you used puffed rice not reqular rice? xx

    • caz

      Hi, thanks for getting back to me.
      Definitely used puffed rice.
      Because it was crumbly I had it this morning with milk for breakfast! Tasted great xx
      Ps really looking forward to your new book this week x

  • http://www.foodiebeeblog.wordpress.com Becky Scott

    Hello Madeline, these look delicious, if i made a big batch of them do you think they would they be ok to be frozen? and then defrosted in the fridge before i eat them? Thankyou.

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Sadly I don’t think so because they will probably go stale/soggy once defrosted. They will keep well in an airtight container though x

  • Janna

    Hello! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! It is delicious! I just recently started my own blog, and I share my story with food and I want to get it out to the public. (nutritionwithjanna.com) if you want to visit!

  • Lily McGeough

    Hello Madeleine, I tried this recipe yesterday and it is delicious! I substituted the almonds for sunflower seeds because I’m allergic to nuts and it worked perfectly, thank you :) x

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Amazing! Great substitute x

  • Maria Langley

    hi Madeleine, i have a dumb question which I’ve often wondered about with recipes that use coconut oil. Do you measure it as melted or when it’s solid? I once made a recipe that used 1/2 cup of coconut oil and i wasn’t sure if that was a melted or solid measurement. I went with melted but the difference between the 2 is huge!

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Solid unless it states melted x

  • Laura Chvl

    Hi Madeleine! I tried the recipe yesterday! It tastes AMAZING :)
    Only thing : My bars are falling apart… Any recommendation?

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      They shouldn’t do…perhaps cook them for a bit longer? x

    • Laura Chvl

      I’ll try and let you know how it goes!

  • sarah

    Hi Madeleine, would these work if I left out the dried fruit, or would they be too crumbly? Thanks, Sarah

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      They might be a bit too crumbly but try it and see if it works :) x

  • Jax

    Just made this with the kids fab x

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      So pleased! Hope they enjoyed x

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