Almond Butter Granola Bars are a no bake snack full of old fashioned oats, almond butter, and chocolate chips! This delicious granola bar recipe is perfect for an easy breakfast or a snack.
I have been making these healthy granola bars for years and am so excited to finally share the recipe with you! They are always a hit with my kids and really the whole family loves them. I love grabbing them for a quick breakfast before a workout or a mid-afternoon snack. I also like having them on hand to give to the kids as an after school snack.
No Bake - these bars don't require an oven! Simply stir together the ingredients, let chill for awhile, and they're good to go!
Simple Ingredients - we pretty much always have the ingredients for these bars on hand and I bet you have a bunch of them in your pantry, too!
Adaptable - this recipe has many variations and you can switch things up depending on your preferences and ingredients you have access to.
Old Fashioned Oats - Old fashioned oats are the base of these granola bars. I would not recommend using quick oats.
Almond Butter - I love using the "drippy" almond butter because it mixes well with the maple syrup and coconut oil. If you love almond butter, my Almond Butter Balls are also a big hit with my family! Almonds are also a great source of Vitamin E.
Coconut Oil - these help keep the bars together and prevent them from being crumbly. Coconut oil is solid when it is cold so these bars are especially great when they are kept in the refrigerator.
Maple Syrup - this is what adds the sweetness to the bars.
Unsweetened Shredded Coconut - This adds a little bit of chewiness to the bars along with some coconut flavor.
Chocolate Chips - I used semi-sweet chocolate chips this time but also loving making these with mini chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips.
Salt - a pinch of regular or sea salt can be used in this recipe.
Different Nut Butter - you can really use any kind of nut butter that you like in this recipe. I like using the "drippy" kind of almond butter, but have also made these with peanut butter with good luck.
Add Protein Powder - if you want to add some protein powder in these, you can omit ½ cup of the oats and add ½ cup of protein powder instead.
Add Chia Seeds - I love adding chia seeds to these bars for added nutrition, protein, and fiber. I usually add 2 tablespoons.
Omit the Chocolate Chips - you can omit the chocolate and add chopped nuts instead or omit any add-ins like raisins or dried fruit.
Omit the Coconut - if you're not a fan of coconut, you can omit it and just replace with equal amount of oats.
Honey - instead of maple syrup, you can substitute an equal amount of honey if that's what you have on hand or prefer. Agave would also work.
Thinner Bars - if you want thinner bars, you can make these in a 9x13" baking pan.
Make into Balls - you can also make this bar recipe into energy balls instead. Simply roll ~2 tablespoons of dough into balls and refrigerate as directed.
Photo 1. In a large bowl, mix together the almond butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup until smooth using a whisk.
Photo 2. Add the oats, coconut, and salt.
Photo 3. Mix well to combine.
Photo 4. Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.
Photo 5. Press the almond butter granola bar mixture into a parchment paper lined 8x8" baking dish.
Photo 6. Chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour and then cut into bars. You can cut into rectangles or squares.
If you use gluten free oats then yes these bars are considered gluten free.
Yes, these granola bars are vegan as written. If you use honey instead of maple syrup, they will not be vegan.
Yes! This recipe can easily be doubled and made in a 9x13" baking dish.
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