Cake Batter Granola Bars

Cake Batter Granola Bars – These are the perfect on-the-go solution for busy cake batter lovers!! AND they only take 15 minutes to make!

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 #1: 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 quick 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

These are the perfect on-the-go solution for busy cake batter lovers!!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Keyword bars, cake batter, granola
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Author Tiffany


  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup light karo syrup
  • 2 cups oats
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 cup yellow cake mix (dry, not prepared)
  • 2-4 tablespoons sprinkles (depending on your preference)


  • Preheat oven to 325. Line an 8x8 inch pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Mix together honey, karo syrup, oats, oil, and dry cake batter mix. Gently stir in sprinkles. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars. Store in airtight container.

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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!

HA – kids would go crazy for this! I love the combination of a granola bar which is meant to be kind of healthy, with cake batter, which is a total treat! So crazy, it just works.

    They are DELISH! and totally fun, a great way to spunk up breakfast!!! Thanks Sarah! 🙂

These look awesome! Definitely pinned and can’t wait to try!

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!

    Ooh, I’ve never toasted them before making granola bars before, I’ll have to try that it sounds amazing!!!

I disagree about the toasting. The flavor doesn’t work well with the cake mix. Great recipe Tiffany!

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

I would love to make these! Yay! Yum! Do you have another option I can’t have corn syrup? Thank you!

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