Coconut Lime Oat Bars Recipe

The coconut lime oat bars were and idea that came from a recipe I did for my upcoming cookbook. It was a recipe for tropical candied peanuts and it was absolutely delish!

I also like to keep healthy snacks around for Mini Chef since he will make a b-line for the cookies in the house if I don’t. So these, though they are a bit cookie-like, are a substitute I feel comfortable giving him when he’s begging for a treat. He absolutely adores these!

Clean Eating Coconut Lime Oat Bars displayed on a white plate. There are three square bars stacked up with a forth leaning against them sideways.



Clean Eating Coconut Lime Oat Bars

Clean Eating Coconut Lime Oat Bars

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 24 bars
Calories: 134kcal
Author: Tiffany McCauley


  • 2 cups quick oats (dry)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup apple sauce (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup coconut flakes (unsweetened)
  • 2 medium limes (zest from both limes, juice from just 1)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Dry, roasted oats in oven without oil for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside to cool. Keep oven on at same temperature.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and knead with your hands. I promise, you'll enjoy licking your fingers when you're done!
  • Spread the mixture into a 9X13 baking dish. This will take a little patience as the mixture is thick and needs a little "convincing" to smooth itself out. Just keep nudging it across the dish until you have a nice, even spread.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Yours may not turn out as dark as the ones in the photo above because I over-baked them a bit. But they were still yummy!
  • Cut into 24 squares ( I used a pizza cutter) and allow to cool before eating (they stay hot for a while!)


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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  1. graciouspantry says:

    I hope you enjoy them!

  2. graciouspantry says:

    Awesome! I’m glad you enjoyed them!

  3. i’d like to make non-protein peanut butter banana oat bars….what do you think about substituting the applesauce with mashed bananas and eliminating the coconut and lime?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      I’m not sure what you mean by “non-protein”. The protein is in the peanut butte.r Not the apple sauce or coconut.

  4. Hi Tiffany,

    How long should these last in an airtight container? I have some leftover from a batch I made a couple weeks ago and now I’m going on a trip. I don’t know if I should freeze them or if they can just be left in a Tupperware at room temperature…


    1. graciouspantry says:

      Definitely freeze them!

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  6. I just made these today. I was a little skeptical of the combo of peanut butter and lime but as they were baking they smelled delicious and I realized…of course I like peanuts/lime as they’re in many of my favorite Thai dishes! I love these! I think they may be my favorite granola type bar I’ve made yet. I used the old fashioned oats instead of the quick oats and they turned out fine! I also have trouble finding unsweetened coconut in my regular stores so I just reduced the honey a bit. They turned out delicious!

  7. Hi, just pulled this favorite out and soooo Good,

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jennerfet – Awesome!!! So happy you like them! 😀