Savory Granola Bar Recipe

Get your on-the-go snack on with this easy and healthy savory no bake granola bar recipe. Thank you to the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network for sponsoring this post as part of the #CrunchOn campaign with California Almonds.

The most popular recipe on my blog, hands down, is my versatile, tasty, and easy 5 Minute No Bake Granola Bars. I love that recipe, but decided it was time to mix it up. I wanted to stick with the no bake theme that everyone loves (the less effort, the better, am I right?), but introduce a savory component. The result? These delicious salty and sweet Honey Mustard Granola Bars.

savory honey mustard granola bar recipe no bake

I’ve been on the search for portable non-junk food savory afternoon snack options lately, and these fit the bill perfectly.

honey mustard granola bar recipe

The star of these bars, besides the savory spices, is the almonds. As you guys know, I’m a huge almond fan – I eat them plain, in milk form, in my oatmeal, with a handful of dried fruit as an easy snack, in nut butter form, and more. They are just so tasty and versatile, and they add a great boost of protein, fiber, and healthy fat to the mix, too, so they really help to keep me full. Plus, I like the crunch!

savory granola bar recipe

These bars feature not only whole almonds, but sliced almonds and almond butter, too. #allthealmonds #yourewelcome

You’ll also find fiber-packed rolled oats and puffed brown rice cereal for a nice chewy texture, and the perfectly salty/sweet dijon mustard and honey combo. I love those flavors together! Finally, a little dried thyme is an unexpected but delicious addition that amps up the savory flavor.

savory no bake granola bars

As for the recipe, it couldn’t be easier. Basically, combine the dry ingredients in a bowl, combine wet ingredients in another bowl, then add wet to dry, stir, press into a pan, refrigerate, and boom. Snack bars.

savory no bake granola bar recipe

If you’re looking for a portable, nutritious, and tasty afternoon snack option that will keep you full longer than two seconds – make these. You won’t regret it!

Serves 8TO 12 BARS     adjust servings

Savory Honey Mustard Granola Bar (no bake)

Prep Time 10 MINUTES Prep Time
Cook Time
Total Time 10 mins Total Time
A quick and easy savory no bake granola bar recipe. Nutritious and delicious, and great as a portable on-the-go snack.


  • 2 cups puffed brown rice cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats (gluten free if necessary)
  • 1/2 cup whole toasted almonds
  • 1/2 cup sliced toasted almonds
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup almond butter


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the cereal, oats, almonds, salt, pepper, and thyme.
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together the mustard, honey, and almond butter. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  3. Pack the mixture into a greased pan - 8x8 for thicker bars, 9x13 for thinner bars, and refrigerate for at least one hour. Cut into bars.


After the mixture has set in the fridge, I recommend cutting and storing them in the fridge individually wrapped in foil so you can easily grab and go!

honey mustard granola bar recipe

Looking for more simple almond-packed afternoon snack recipes? Check out these old faves:


  1. 1

    I love that there’s no baking involved with these. My favorite granola bars involve making caramel which can be nerve wracking getting it just the right temperature. I’ll have to give these ones a try this weekend.

  2. 2

    These sound AMAZING!!

  3. 3

    LOVE savory bars! My fav is oats and zucchini :) I love the dijon and thyme here!

  4. 4

    Wow! Those look nice and very inviting. I am sure that they are even better tasting that the store bought ones. I would love to try making your recipe when I have time this week. Thanks! :)

  5. 5

    These look beyond amazing. Love. Them :)

  6. 6

    We’ve been eyeing the Mediterra brand savory bars – and this homemade version looks like the perfect afternoon snack! Maybe savory bars will be the next food trend?!

  7. 8
    Roadrunner says

    Very nice, Anne! Have you thought about starting a line of breakbast bars? :-)

    • 9

      No – food production/selling food products doesn’t appeal to me at all – mad props to those who do it, though! Hard work!

  8. 10

    Yum! The only savory snack bar I’ve ever had is the Strong & Kind bars from KIND, but I love those (especially the honey mustard flavor), so I definitely plan to try these out! Great idea – I adore almonds, too!

  9. 12
    Jennifer says

    I just made these over the weekend and they’re great! Had to substitute maple syrup for honey, though, because I didn’t have enough. Still turned out delicious, though! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. 15

    Just made these (before my teenagers finished off the jar of almond butter), licked the spoon, and YUMMM. Thanks for all the great recipes: very helpful to load my daughter with protein since she became a vegetarian!

  11. 16

    I am excited about this recipe and your coconut curry savory bar — I wanted to ask a little about storage. You refrigerate to firm them up, but do they need to be kept cold? I am looking for an option for my spouse’s work stash of things to grab and go.

  12. 18

    I don’t have time for lunch so I take these to class and they are truly the highlight of my day. Thanks for such an amazing recipe! Please make more savory snacks :)

  13. 20

    Hi Anne, I’ve been looking for a savory nutritious snack like this! Do you have the nutritional information accessible somewhere? Thank you!

    • 21

      Sorry, nope! I don’t recommend calorie counting so I don’t share that information with my recipes. You are welcome to calculate it yourself – has an easy calculator. Enjoy the bars! :)


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