No-Bake Berry Granola Bars

{Healthy, Low Calorie, Vegan} These no-bake berry granola bars are perfect for a yummy snack-- no oven required!

These no-bake berry granola bars are perfect for a yummy snack– no oven required!

{Healthy, Low Calorie, Vegan} These no-bake berry granola bars are perfect for a yummy snack-- no oven required!

No-Bake Berry Granola Bars

Homemade granola  bars are my ideal snack– easy, good for you, a good source of fiber and protein, delicious… It’s even better when there’s no baking involved, because it means I get to eat them sooner!

Hearty oats and the protein from cashew butter make these bars nice and filling, and the dried berries add just the right amount of fruity sweetness. They are also made with pure maple syrup, so they’re free of refined sugar (be sure to check that your dried fruit has no extra sugar added!).

Chewy and delicious, you can’t go wrong with these granola bars for a healthy snack!


No-Bake Berry Granola Bars

Yield: 8-10 granola bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oats, divided
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup cashew butter
  • ¼ cup dried berries of choice (I used cranberries and blueberries)
  • ¼ cup nuts and/or seeds of choice

Instructions

  1. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Add 1 cup of the oats to a food processor and pulse until it forms a flour.
  3. Add the oat flour to a mixing bowl, along with the remaining cup of oats and the protein powder.
  4. In another bowl, combine the maple syrup and cashew butter until smooth. You may need to heat your cashew butter to a more stirrable consistency.
  5. Pour dry into wet and stir until everything is coated.
  6. Fold in the berries, nuts, and seeds.
  7. Press the mixture firmly into the pan and refrigerate or freeze until set before slicing. Keep stored in the fridge or freezer.

This recipe is gluten-free with the appropriate oats.

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{Healthy, Low Calorie, Vegan} These no-bake berry granola bars are perfect for a yummy snack-- no oven required!

Thinking Out Loud

  1. Currently Reading: Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
  2. I’ve been in a bit of a Jane Austen mood lately. I want to re-read all of the books and watch all of the (best) adaptations, and just bask in the Jane-ness… but who has the time? I’ll probably just stick to my favorites (Pride and Prejudice, and the miniseries with Colin Firth). But once that door is open, there’s a good chance that I’ll fall down the Jane rabbit hole anyway.
  3. The trouble I have with re-reading, though, is it always makes me feel a bit guilty. Even if I’m re-reading old favorites, it’s taking me away from things I haven’t read yet! There are so many books and so little time, and I’ve already ready you a lot, Jane! This is neurotic. 😉
  4. So, any Janeites here? Favorite book? Favorite heroine? And just for fun, how to tell if you are in a Jane Austen novel. 🙂
  5. Recipes that caught my eye this week:
    Chocolate Coconut Swirl Cups – Rock My Vegan Socks

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55 comments

  1. GiGi Eats says:

    Granola. Oh man, granola got me into trouble when I was younger. I used to subsist on it in boarding school and the dining hall chef would get so mad at me that I never ate his food, but only ate granola! hahahahaha!

  2. Rebecca Smith says:

    I love the look of these, easy-peasy recipes like this always get me excited! I’m dairy intolerant so can’t have the protein powder…would coconut flour be a suitable alternative to do think, I’m thinking to simply omit may compromise the mixture.

    • Courtney says:

      Thank you, Rebecca! I think coconut flour would probably work, or more oats/oat flour. These solidify pretty well when they’re in the fridge or freezer, so there’s some wiggle room when taking out the protein powder. 🙂

  3. kimmythevegan says:

    I’ve been finding myself eating more bars lately – I tend to be in a hurry and just grab one as I run out the door. But I’d much rather make my own. These sound great, homemade really is best =) And the berries would lend a nice flavour… different than the chocolate ones I tend to gravitate to haha 😉
    I’m a Janeite!!! I actually read Pride & Prejudice for the first time last year and LOVED it. It was my first Jane Austen read after making a goal to read more classic books. I plan on reading more of her books this year. And the BBC miniseries was so good!
    Let me know if you try the chocolate swirl cups if you like them =)

    • Courtney says:

      Pride and Prejudice is probably my favorite book EVER– it’s a great one to start with!
      I’m going to make your chocolate swirl cups tomorrow! I’ll definitely let you know– my mouth is watering already! 🙂

  4. marla says:

    HI Courtney,
    Homemade granola bars are always such a welcoming treat for anytime of the day especially when they are made with such healthy ingredients. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

  5. Leanna says:

    I like Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice, but Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is the book I can re read over and over again.

    These look simple and delicious. I like that you don’t have to bake them. They will be great to have on hand in the summer for hiking season. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty I am glad you stopped by. Leanna

  6. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Courtney,
    Your No Bake Berry Granola Bars look delicious, what a great grab and go bar. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

  7. Miz Helen says:

    Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on The Top Ten for Full Plate Thursday this week! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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