Five Minute, No-Bake Vegan Granola Bars

May 15, 2013
Photo by James Ransom
Author Notes

This bar can be whatever you want it to be. Add different kinds of dried fruits, different nuts, or different nut butters. It's all good. Mix, wrap, and enjoy! —Gena Hamshaw

  • Prep time 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Serves 10 to 12
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled or quick oats
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2/3 cup peanut or almond butter
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar or brown rice syrup (increase based on how well things stick together)
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt (adjust based on which nut butter you use)
In This Recipe
  1. Mix oats, pumpkin seeds, and raisins in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together nut butter, sweetener, and sea salt. Pour into oat mixture, and mix well, till everything is sticky and combined. If it’s too dry, add a bit more agave.
  3. Press mixture into a shallow baking dish that you’ve lined with foil or saran wrap. Cover with more foil/saran, press well into the baking dish, and refrigerate for 4 hours. Cut into bar shapes, wrap, and keep refrigerated till ready to use. They will last two weeks in the fridge.

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Gena Hamshaw is a certified nutritionist, recipe developer, and food blogger. She shares her latest culinary adventures at The Full Helping. She's the author of two cookbooks, Food52 Vegan (2015) and Choosing Raw (2014). She enjoys yoga, sweet potatoes, cashews, and things that are smothered in sauce.