Cake Batter Granola Bars

Cake Batter Granola Bars

I have two problems. Okay, more than two. But at the moment we are only discussing the two at hand.

Problem #: I need a time machine.

Not the kind of time machine where you travel between years and go visit people who died seven decades ago in order to “find yourself”. I think Hollywood has done that plot about sixteen times.  I’m talking about a machine that actually makes time. Preferably coin-operated. Put in a quarter, out comes an hour.

I’m always in a hurry, always late (probably not fashionably either), and always trying to cram way too much into a day.


Problem #2: I have a growing cake batter obsession.

It’s only been within, oh maybe the past year, that I’ve had my eyes opened to the magic of cake batter. I had no idea that cake batter was for anything other than an actual cake. With the frosting and the crumbs and maybe the candle, depending on the occasion. Let’s take a squick inventory of the cake batter uses I was unaware of…

Cake batter rice krispy treats.

Cake batter ice cream.

Cake batter pancakes.

Cake batter muddy buddies.

I’m running up a large yellow cake batter box mix bill. You’re welcome Betty.


I’ve decided these granola bars are proof of that thing I put on my job resumes. You know, “creative problem solver” or something like that. Two problems: no time, and cake batter obsession. Solution: on-the-go Cake Batter Granola Bars.

Dang I’m good. Hire me.


Cake Batter Granola Bars
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These are the perfect on-the-go solution for busy cake batter lovers!!
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup light karo syrup
  • 2 cups oats
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • ½ cup cake batter mix (dry, not prepared)
  • 2-4 tablespoons sprinkles (depending on your preference)
  1. Preheat oven to 325. Line an 8×8 inch pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Mix together honey, karo syrup, oats, oil, and dry cake batter mix. Gently stir in sprinkles.
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars. Store in airtight container.


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  1. says

    Hi Tiffany! Stopping by from Show Stopper Saturday, and had to check out your granola bars. These would make such a great after school snack or something fun to wrap up and put in his lunch box. Such a great idea!! Pinning!

  2. Soonergirl says

    I have found that toasting the oats in the oven first for about 15-20 min, stirring a couple times (mix with a couple tablespoons of vegetable oil first), makes a LOT of difference in taste when making granola bars. Other than making that change, I’m definitely going to try these!

    • Tiffany says

      Thanks so much Jen! I haven’t tried the toasting, it might be great but I love these without toasting! Ha! :)