These no bake granola bars are made with just 8 ingredients. They're a delicious and healthy snack and also so convenient to eat on the go.
I always bring some food with me because I don't want to buy something non-vegan or unhealthy if I'm hungry. Fruit (fresh and dehydrated), nuts, seeds and rice cakes are my favorite snacks to eat on the go. Granola bars are also a great choice and as I was craving them last week, I made these beauties for you guys.
When I make granola, I (almost) always use at least these 7 ingredients: oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, cinnamon powder, some liquid sweetener and some healthy fat. These bars require 8 ingredients because I used two types of dried fruits (dates and mango), but omit the mango if you want to make this recipe even simpler. You can also omit the cinnamon powder and the seeds, but the bars are tastier with these two ingredients.
Another reason why I love this recipe is that you don't need to use the oven, you don't even need to cook, just mix all the ingredients, press down the dough and let it stand in the freezer until it's firm. The bars are so delicious and so convenient to eat on the go.
If you like these no bake granola bars, check out these recipes: oil-free granola, vegan mango granola, peanut butter granola, 5-ingredient sweet potato brownies and 5-ingredient chocolate cookies.
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No Bake Granola Bars
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup agave syrup
- 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
- 1 cup unsalted raw almonds
- 1 cup oats, gluten-free if needed
- ½ cup dehydrated mango, chopped
- 3 tablespoon unsalted raw sunflower seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder, optional
- Mix the peanut butter and the agave syrup in a bowl until well combined. You can also heat them in a saucepan to make the step number 3 easier, but it's not necessary (we didn't do it).
- Place dates in a food processor or a blender and blend until a stick dough forms.
- Place the rest of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and add the dates and the peanut butter and agave syrup mixture. Mix with a spoon or with your hands until well combined.
- Transfer to a baking dish or a small pan lined with some parchment paper and press down firmly until uniformly flattened. You can use your hands or something flat (we used a drinking glass).
- Cover with the parchment paper and let it stand in the freezer for 20 minutes or until it's firm.
- Remove from the freezer and chop into 8 bars.
- Store them in a sealed container in the fridge for about one week.
- Feel free to use almond butter or any other nut butter instead of the peanut butter and maple syrup or any liquid sweetener instead of the agave syrup.
- You don't have to use Medjool dates. Deglet Nour dates are also okay, although you should soak them in warm water until soft.
- Use your favorite nuts and seeds (raw or roasted). You can omit the mango, but you need to use dates to make this recipe.
Stuck to your quantities but used slightly different nuts and fruits. I also toasted the nuts and seeds first which made it all smell really good.
Next time I am going to mix in a little lemon juice.
Hi Joan! Sounds great 🙂 So glad you liked it!
Delicious! And very simple to make (so glad to have a recipe that doesn't need an oven!). Thank you again for sharing. 🙂
Hi Kate! You're so welcome 🙂 So glad you enjoy the bars!
Great, simple recipes! Can't wait to try them all! Thank you...
Hi Laura! Thank you so much. Hope you like them!
I happen to have old fashioned rolled oats on hand... Do you do anything to the oats in this recipe? Or just use them as-is? Thanks, and I can't wait to make some.
Hi Emily! Don't be afraid, they're okay. I just use them as-is. Have a nice day!
Roger Nehring says
26.5 grams of sugar in ONE BAR?? That is an insane amount of sugar.
Hi Roger! It's non refined sugar 🙂
I'm sure these taste delish. I'd like to make them as a treat maybe.
But Roger is right, that a lot of sugar!! Even if it's non-refined sugar. You body still recognizes it as sugar. And when agave is processed for consumption, the process that it goes through is the same that they use for high fructose corn syrup. (I read that in doing some research. Just an FYI)
Hi Angela! I'm not afraid of natural sugar, I follow a high carb, low fat, vegan diet. You can eat half a bar if you prefer to avoid sugar, they're pretty big and so nutritious. Have a nice day!