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Clean Eating No Bake Oatmeal Granola Bars

These delicious bars are a great way to beef up your lunchbox game!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Yield 7 bars
Calories 458 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 2 cups old fashion oats
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, fruit juice sweetened
  • 1/3 cup raw cocoa nibs
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch sea salt (optional)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) honey
  • 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup raw, creamy almond butter
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  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, cranberries, cocoa nibs and cinnamon. Stir well.

  2. In a small pot, combine the oil, honey, vanilla extract and almond butter over medium heat. You want to warm this enough to combine the liquids well. But DO NOT BOIL! Stir constantly to avoid any simmering. This warmth is strictly to get everything to combine as well as to make it a bit more fluid for mixing with the oats.

  3. Pour the nut butter into the mixing bowl and mix well to completely coat the oats.

  4. Press mixture into an oiled or parchment lined baking dish. (Mine -pictured above- was 9 x 4 1/2)

  5. Freeze for 2 hours.

  6. Cut bars with a sharp knife and store in the freezer for up to 2 months, tightly wrapped so no air gets to them. Note that by the time lunch time comes around, these will no longer be frozen and will be perfect to eat. (These keep in the fridge for about a week.)

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating No Bake Oatmeal Granola Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 458 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 298mg9%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 9g18%
Calcium 119mg12%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.