No Bake Oat Bars (Vegan and Gluten Free)

I have a new snack idea for you today.  This one is No Bake Oat Bars.  For this recipe, I was inspired by my homemade nutri-grain bars.

I wanted to make a similar recipe that requires less work and ingredients.  This easy oat bar recipe only call for a few simple ingredients.  I love that. So you probably have the ingredients to make them already.  You can use whatever flavor jam you like.

This recipe is also nut free.  If you like fruit bars, you may also like my blueberry oat bars.


No Bake Oat Bars - My Whole Food Life


In addition to being nut free, these bars are also oil free, vegan and gluten free.  You can make them up in minutes.  They also freeze well, so make a big batch if you like.

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Pineapple Coconut Cake Larabars

Have you seen the limited edition larabar?  Pineapple Coconut Cake Larabars.  As soon as I heard about them, I had to create a homemade version.  If you like my Coconut Cream Larabars, you will love these Pineapple Larabars as well!

They are no bake, vegan, gluten free and paleo.  Whip them up in minutes. If you like these, you may also like this post.


Pineapple Coconut Cake Larabars - My Whole Food Life


These did not last long in our house!  I suggest doubling the batch and freezing some.  If you have a nut allergy, you can probably use sunflower seeds in place of the cashews.  That would make them lunchbox friendly too. 🙂

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Quinoa Granola Bars (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Quinoa Granola Bars.  Have you  been wanting to get more quinoa into your diet?  These Quinoa Granola Bars would be a great way to start.

Why is quinoa so great?  It’s packed with a good amount of iron and fiber that will help keep you full.  Quinoa is also one of the only plant based complete proteins.

Which means it contains all 9 amino acids that our body requires for nutrition.  It has a nutty flavor.  Since quinoa is technically a seed, it is grain free as well.

It is a perfect option for those who cannot tolerate oats.  I used quinoa flakes to make these Quinoa Granola Bars.  They look almost like quick oats.  If you like homemade snack bar recipes, you may want to check out the rest of my snack bar recipes.


Quinoa Granola Bars - My Whole Food Life


This healthy granola bar recipe is super easy to make.  In fact, there is no baking required.  All you need is 7 ingredients to make them.  If you needed a nut free option for school lunch boxes, I think sunflower butter could easily be replaced for the almond butter I used.

These Quinoa Granola Bars are vegan, gluten free and grain free.  This recipe is great because you can use it as a base to create your own bars.

I can think of many fun ingredients to add.  They would never get boring.  I hope you enjoy!  You may also like my German Chocolate Quinoa Brownies.

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Almond Joy Protein Bars (Vegan)

Almond Joy Protein Bars.  I love making homemade protein bars.  These almond joy protein bars are my latest creation.  Have you checked the ingredients in store bought protein bars?   Most of them are high in processed sugar and contain synthetic forms of protein.

Not mine.  I prefer to get my protein from whole foods.  That is exactly what you will get with these almond joy snack bars.


Almond Joy Protein Bars - My Whole Food Life


These homemade protein bars are vegan and gluten free.  The freeze very well, so you can make a big batch if you like.   I only used dates as a sweetener.

They also help to bind these bars together.  If you like the flavors of almond joy, you may also like my almond joy energy bites and my almond joy waffles.

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Blueberry Bliss Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo)

I don’t know if you noticed, but I love recipes that use only a few ingredients.  These Blueberry Bliss Bars are just that.  All you need is 4 simple ingredients to make these blueberry bliss bars!

This no bake recipe is perfect for summer.  I know I don’t want to spend time in my kitchen with the oven on.  It’s hot down here in Dallas!


Blueberry Bliss Bars - My Whole Food Life


These yummy bliss bars are vegan, gluten free and paleo.  This was my first time using creamed coconut and I have to say that it was pretty much exactly like coconut butter.  The only difference I noticed, was that creamed coconut seemed to soften faster out of the fridge.

Another great thing you could do with these no bake bars is drizzle a little of my 3 ingredient chocolate over the top.  Yum!  If you do that, then you will need to keep the bars in the freezer.

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Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade granola bars was one of the first recipes I tried to make from scratch.  I started with my peanut butter granola bars.  Once I realized how easy homemade granola bars were to make, I felt silly buying them pre-made bars.  This new granola bar recipe is just as easy!

Homemade Granola Bars - My Whole Food Life

My granola bars are chewy.  I bet if you liked them a little crispier, you can turn down the oven temp and cook them a little longer.  I thought they were great just the way they were.  These granola bars are also vegan and gluten free.  Perfect to take to work or on the go.

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