Recipe: Vegan Granola Bars

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 24 bars


  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut (shredded or flaked)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup mashed banana (2 bananas mixed in the blender)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F
  2. Combine the oats and coconut together and spread evenly on two cookie sheets.
  3. Toast the oat and coconut mixture in the oven until lightly browned, about 10-15 minutes. Be sure to watch the mixture closely and stir occasionally to avoid burning.
  4. Remove the trays from the oven and allow the mixture to cool for about 10 minutes.
  5. While the mixture is cooling, line two 8×8 cake pans with parchment paper.
  6. In a large bowl, combine the oat/coconut mixture with the sunflower seeds, chia seeds, craisins and oat flour.
  7. In a separate bowl, mix the banana, peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut sugar and vanilla.
  8. Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and stir until the oats and coconut are completely coated.
  9. Add the chocolate chips and stir until evenly combined.
  10. Press the mixture into the prepared cake pans.
  11. Bake for 30 minutes.
  12. Remove from the oven and let them cool completely before cutting into bars.
  13. Store in the fridge in an airtight container.

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