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.)

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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