For the days when you’re on the run with coffee in hand, grab one of these super easy, nutritious no-bake trail mix granola balls. Easy, healthy recipe!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Chilling Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats, gluten-free if needed
  • 1 cup crispy rice or grain cereal, whole grain if possible (we used Grape Nuts)
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup mixed dried fruit (we used Craisins® 50% Less Sugar Dried Cranberries)
  • 1/3 cup mixed nuts and/or seeds (we used chopped raw walnuts)
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips, dairy-free if needed


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl or a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the honey, peanut butter, and coconut oil.
  2. Melt gently and stir until smooth and combined. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, cereal, flaxseed, cinnamon, and salt, then stir in the dried fruit, nuts/seeds, and chocolate chips.
  4. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the top, then stir until the ingredients are evenly moistened.
  5. Roll the mixture into 12 evenly-sized balls. Lay on parchment paper.
  6. Place the granola balls in the refrigerator to set, for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  7. Enjoy immediately or store in the refrigerator or freezer for later.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 12 | Calories: 162 | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3.6g | Fat: 6.9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 3.2g | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg |

Katherine Strike and Michelle Justus and from Liv by Advantia Health enjoying a few granola balls!

Katherine Strike and Michelle Justus and from Liv by Advantia Health enjoying a few granola balls!