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Maple Oat Cluster Bars

Take the guesswork out of processed and packaged granola bars by making your own homemade healthy versions, that are great for kids too!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Author: Dhvani


  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup All Bran or other high fiber cereal
  • 1 cup bran flakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecan or walnut halves
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or golden raisins
  • 1 cup chopped dried fruit of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups lite maple-flavored syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter melted OR olive oil


  • Heat oven to 325°F. Spread rolled oats in 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • Stir in crisp high fiber cereal, bran flakes, pecans and sunflower kernels.
  • Continue baking for 14 to 16 minutes or until lightly toasted. Remove from oven; stir in cranberries and dried fruit.
  • Stir together cinnamon, maple syrup and butter in small bowl; pour over cereal mixture. Stir to coat well.
  • Continue baking, stirring occasionally, for 45 to 50 minutes or until mixture is golden brown. Spread on waxed paper. Run a knife across it to make grooves to shape bars. Cool completely; break into pieces along the grooves created by the knife.