Nut Free Granola Bites

What an easy, healthy and cute idea for school snacks, my kids LOVE them! I made mini-muffin size bites but you could make them bigger in a regular muffin pan.

The mini-chocolate chips are a great little “treat” for the kids but you could easily substitute them for dried cranberries, raisins or even dried blueberries.


  • 2½ cups organic quick oats
  • ½ cup crispy rice cereal
  • ¼ cup organic shredded unsweetened coconut
  • ¼ cup toasted wheat germ
  • ¼ cup milled flax seed
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup canola or safflower oil
  • ¼ cup organic honey
  • 1 tblsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • ½ cup mini-semi sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In large bowl, mix quick oats, crispy rice cereal, coconut, wheat germ, flax seed, brown sugar and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk canola oil, honey, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Add to oat mixture and stir well until all ingredients are combined and wet. Stir in mini-chocolate chips and continue to stir until combined.
  4. Scoop granola mixture into muffin cups and place in muffin pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.  Store in airtight containers in your pantry.

Makes 2 dozen mini muffin size granola bites.

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