Kidney-friendly Granola Bar Recipe

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Granola bar recipe

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Firming/Refrigeration Time: 2-3 hours
Total Time: 2-3 hours
Approximate Cost of One Recipe: $1 – $2
(total cost of ingredients, yielding six to seven recipes is $6 – $7)
Yields: 8 bars (plus uneven sides which could be used as granola)


  • 1 cup quick rolled oats 
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • ¼ cup coconut oil

Optional add-ins: ground cinnamon, raisins, nut butter, chocolate chips, chopped nuts, coconut flakes, seeds, etc.


  • 1 baking pan
  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 knife
  • Plastic wrap
  • Oven

Serving Size is 1 Bar

Calories 95 | Fat 6.3 g | Protein 1 g | Sodium 0.4 mg | Potassium 39 mg | Phosphorous 31 mg


  1. Melt the coconut oil and honey in a bowl until liquified.
  2. Add the rolled oats and vanilla extract.
  3. Stir until well mixed.
  4. If adding any other ingredients, add at this time.
  5. Line a square metal pan with plastic wrap.
  6. Scoop the granola bar mixture into the metal pan, spreading evenly.
  7. Spread the mixture into each corner to fill in all gaps.
  8. Top the mixture with additional plastic wrap to cover the top.
  9. Place in refrigerator for two to three hours or until firm.
  10. Gently remove the hardened granola mixture from the pan by lifting the bottom plastic wrap.
  11. Transfer to cutting board.
  12. Cut the granola mixture into small rectangles to create bars.
  13. Store in the refrigerator for future use.

Adjustments to individual requirements

  • Bars can be shaped into other sizes and shapes, such as round bite sizes by forming in miniature muffin pan.
  • Add additional coconut oil to create a softer texture.
  • Add ingredients such as peanut butter, chopped nuts or protein powder for additional protein.
  • Serve crumbled as granola on top of yogurt or fruit.

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