Flax Unbaked Granola Squares

Source:   |  Category: Baking, Whole Flaxseed, Ground Flaxseed

Looking for a snack? Try our granola square


  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter 
  • 1 cup (250 mL) brown sugar 
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) peanut butter 
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) vanilla extract 
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) ground toasted golden flaxseed
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Special K (or similar) cereal 
  • 1 cup (250 mL) quick cooking oats 
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) combination of raisins, chocolate chips, coconut, chopped nuts, cran-raisins, 
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) whole toasted golden flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) raw sunflower seeds 
1/2 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup peanut butter 1 Tbsp vanilla extract 1/3 cup ground toasted golden flaxseed1 cup Special K (or similar) cereal 1 cup quick cooking oats 1/2 cup combination of raisins, chocolate chips, coconut, chopped nuts, cran-raisins, 1/3 cup whole toasted golden flaxseed1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds 


  1. Line a 8 x 8 inch (20 x 20 cm) baking dish with parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, over medium high heat, bring butter and brown sugar to a boil for about 3 minutes. Add peanut butter and vanilla. Mixture until melted.
  3. Add ground flax, Special K, oats, nuts or dried fruit, toasted flaxseed, sunflower seeds and vanilla to peanut butter mixture. Stir until coated.
  4. Press mixture into lined baking dish. Cover and cool completely in pan for about 1 hour or until firm before slicing.

Yield: 16 bars.

Serving Size:  1 square. Each square contains 2 tsp (10 mL) of flax.

Nutritional Analysis

Total Fat5 g
Cholesterol15 mg
Carbohydrates24 g
Fiber3 g
Protein5 g
Sodium100 mg
Potassium86 mg

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