National Granola Bar Day is observed annually on January 21st.

A basic granola bar includes whole grain (usually oats, though quinoa and barley can be used as well), fruit or nuts and honey, molasses, agave nectar or syrup. The bar can also include butter or nut butters. There are a variety of combinations that can add flavor and nutrition.

The ingredients are mixed then pressed into a pan and cut into bars. For a crispy bar, the mixture is baked. Softer, more chewy versions are left raw or only partially cooked.

Packed with energy, granola bars are made to be conveniently carried on hiking or biking trails. While considered a health food by some, the bars are high in calories to give a boost of energy when working out, hiking or biking. Despite their high calories, they are still a more healthful alternative to a candy bar for those of us who don’t hit the trails very often.

Outside of the United States, granola bars are called by various names; flapjack, muesli bar and cereal bar.


Following are a few recipes for you to enjoy:

Playgroup Granola Bars
Easy Granola Bars

Use #NationalGranolaBarDay to post on social media.

Source: National Day Calendar