Homemade Granola Bar Favors

Who says an edible favor has to be candy or another unhealthy sweet? I have another breakfast inspired wedding favor that is also healthy. What I love about this granola bar recipe is that it has no added sugars. I make this almost weekly for a morning snack, and thought it would be easy to share with guests. During the holidays I cut them into small squares and added them to my sweets platter. (Which also, included some doughnut holes from biscuit dough.)

granola favor, recipe ingredients

Cranberry and Oats Bar

recipe adapted from Anja’s Food 4 Thought

  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375°F.

Step 2: Line medium baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 3: Mix the dry ingredients together and set aside.

Step 4: Mix wet ingredients and pour into dry ingredients and stir to combine. Let mixture soak for 10 minutes.

Step 5: Then, pour onto pan and press down evenly. Bake for 20-35 minutes. The bake time will vary on how thinly you spread the mixture, so watch carefully.

Step 6: Take out of the oven, and cut into squares.



To package for favors, I simply wrapped each square in parchment paper and tied with twine. Simple and healthy! If you prefer loose granola you can make a granola “bar.”  I would love to see a bridal brunch with a buffet of granola, toppings, and yogurt for a parfait. Toppings for the buffet could include: fresh and dried fruits, nuts, coconut, chocolate chips, marshmallows, and cinnamon.

I would love to know how you are incorporating your favorite foods into your wedding activities.


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