Monday, January 18, 2010

No-Bake Granola Sticks with Flax Seed

No-Bake Granola Bars with Flax Seed

Do your body a favor today and make this snack real quick.

In the spirit of the new year and making (a few) healthy choices, this no-bake granola sticks recipe flaunts flax seeds, a rockstar health food and seriously, my new BFF. I swear it's like magic pixie dust. Put them on anything—cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, cookies—and they're immediately ten times better. It adds a bold, roasted flavor with a smooth, nutty aftertaste. I really wonder how I ever lived without it.

Now this recipe calls for a few items you'll probably have to go to Trader Joe's or Whole Foods for but it's super quick, ridiculously easy, and so good for you! Definitely one of my favorite no-bake experiments so far. Two thumbs way, way up.


No-Bake Granola Sticks
Makes About 12
In Minutes 15

1/8 cup margarine or butter
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup graham crackers, crushed
1/8 cup pumpkin seeds (or raw sunflower seeds)
1/3 cup flax seeds

1. Grease whatever container you want to put it in with butter or cooking oil. I used an 8X6-inch pan.
2. Mix butter and marshmallows and put them in the microwave for one minute. Stir until marshmallows are completely melted.
3. Add oats, graham crumbs, flax seeds, and pumpkin seeds.
4. Press into greased pan and let cool for an hour.
5. Cut up into sticks and enjoy!

I'm never buying granola bars again.

- Kris Alcantara

Need more convincing? Read this article on the benefits of flax seeds and find out why it's on the top 10 list of food to eat.


  1. Now this I can definitely make!

  2. Try it Tita... This is definitely in my top 3 favorite no-bake recipes!

  3. I'm so gonna try this! I would recommend using ground flax seed or buying flax seed mill. flax seeds are super healthy and full of stuff thats good for you. But when you eat consume them whole they pass right through your digestive system and you don't get all the great benefits! Just a tip! :)

  4. Fantastic tip Laurie! Yes, I vouch for this recipe completely with no bias (well maybe a little). It's really good! :) Next time I make it, I'll use ground flax seed. This was just me being lazy. hehe