Slow Cooker Coconut Granola Bars

Slow Cooker Coconut Granola Bars.  I love my slow cooker. I try and make as many things in it as possible.  I have made slow cooker soups, slow cooker glazed nuts and slow cooker breakfast quinoa.

However, I had never thought to make cookies or granola bars in the slow cooker!  So when I saw this recipe on Lauren Kelly Nutrition, I knew I just had to try it!  If you haven’t checked out her blog, you should!  Lots of good gluten free recipes.


Slow Cooker Coconut Granola Bars - My Whole Food Life


My recipe is slightly different than Lauren’s.  I changed a few things to suit my own tastes.  I called my version bars, because they seemed more like chewy granola bars to me.

I personally loved this recipe and I was sad when they were all gone.  These slow cooker granola bars are gluten free and vegan. 🙂

Slow Cooker Coconut Granola Bars

Slow Cooker Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

Serves 8 bars     adjust servings

A healthy snack you can make in the slow cooker!


  1. In one bowl , combine all the dry ingredients.
  2. Combine wet in another bowl .
  3. Add wet to dry and mix until everything is combined.
  4. Fold in the chopped dates.
  5. Grease the slow cooker . I used a 7 quart.
  6. Place some parchment paper in the bottom of the slow cooker and also up the sides.
  7. Grease the parchment paper as well.
  8. Spoon batter into the slow cooker and pat the mixture down well so it's evenly distributed.
  9. Cook on low for about 2 1/2 hours. (You can tell it's done when the middle is no longer mushy.
  10. Once the bars are done, pull them out by grabbing the parchment paper. Set them aside to cool for 40 minutes.
  11. Once the mixture has cooled completely, cut it into bars using a pizza cutter.


Recipe Notes

These bars need to be stored in the refrigerator. You can also freeze them.

Recipe adapted from Lauren Kelly Nutrition

Slow Cooker Coconut Granola Bars


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61 thoughts to “Slow Cooker Coconut Granola Bars”

    1. I am not sure, but I suppose you can try and add it in. I have never used it, so I am not sure what to tell you.
  1. I made these in the oven and cooled in the fridge and they were crumbly. That did not stop us from eating them with a spoon. They were delicious and a hit all around. I am determined to make this recipe work- definitely could be a staple. I wonder if anyone has tried adding an egg? Or if I should make some of the flax into a flax egg?
    1. It's funny. Some people have no issues and others have the same problem as you. I am not sure what is causing that. If you try adding an egg, let me know how that works out. Glad you liked the flavor! Maybe you can eat it as granola or use it as an ice cream topping?
  2. I want to try chia, but I've heard good and bad about it. What is your take on it? I'd like to try it. Are there better kinds? thx Lin Bars look wonderful anxious to try them.
  3. Mine fell apart badly and came out like granola. I used 1/2 cup melted coconut oil in mine. I substituted molasses for maple syrup also. I suspected that the oats would not bind together without any eggs. Has anybody tried adding eggs? How many and what size? I do love the taste of these "cookies"! Thank you!
    1. I am sorry you had that problem. Some people seem to have that problem and others don't. :( I think adding eggs can help for sure. I suggest two. I will even add that to the recipe and try it again that way.
  4. Hi, just stumbled upon your website this morning and am contemplating foregoing all my household chores today to sit and read all your amazing recipes!! Someone's got to fix meals for the kids though and change diapers... hmm Question: we canNOT do flax but I have no clue what to substitute with.
    1. Thanks Kari! The flax in here is used to make the "eggs" You can use real eggs if you eat them. You can also make "eggs" the same way out of chia seeds.
  5. These look amazing. Chia seeds are definitely an overlooked superfood. I love flax and chia seeds in homemade granola bars, but coconut butter is a great idea! This is a must try.

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