These. are. the. best.
The best as in I may have already inhaled three granola bars today. And one before I got around to snapping the photos (see how there’s only 5 bars in the pictures?!)
I have a granola bar addiction. I have granola bars stashed in my desk drawer at work, in our cupboard at home, and often I’ll throw one in my purse. You never know when hunger might strike – and since I turn into the grouch when I’m hungry, they’ve saved me on many occasions! You too…?
No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Granola Bars are so quick to whip up – they have 6 ingredients, require one pot on the stove, and absolutely no baking. So simple!
They are chewy, peanut buttery (yummm) and full of healthy oats, shredded, coconut and raisins – and no refined sugars! The bars are sweetened with honey and held together with coconut oil.
It’s best to store these bars in the fridge – as they warm up the coconut oil melts – which means they may start to fall apart a little (but will still taste delicious!) Just a warning in case you like to throw granola bars in your purse like I do. Your purse might turn into a crumb factory.
Grab a No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Granola Bar on your way out the door to work for an energy fueled breakfast, or munch on one as your morning snack.
Psssst! This recipe is endlessly customizable – don’t like raisins? Use craisins or chocolate chips. Don’t like coconut? Sub in more oats or seeds. And add more or less honey according to your tastes. Enjoy!
No-bake, 6 ingredients, one pot, refined-sugar free, and endlessly customizable = the best granola bars ever.
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (I use organic chunky)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 1/4 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup raisins
- sprinkle of ground cinnamon
In a medium-size pot over medium heat, melt peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil.
After ingredients are melted, remove pot from heat and stir in rolled oats, coconut, raisins, and cinnamon.
Press bars into an ungreased 8x8" square pan. Chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
Cut into 6 bars and serve.
Store uneaten bars in the refrigerator.
KariMarch 15, 2016 at 9:01 am
Yum! I am totally in love with Chewy granola bars, but these look like a much healthier option. I’m always a fan of eliminating additives and preservatives!
breakfastfordinnerMarch 17, 2016 at 7:42 pm
I also don’t like eating added sugars – you could probably even eliminate the honey altogether and these would still taste delicious!
alexandra at my urban familyMarch 15, 2016 at 9:20 am
Yum! I haven’t tried homemade bars before, but these may just push me to try them this weekend 🙂
SophieMarch 15, 2016 at 9:42 am
MMM these look great! I’m known to skip breakfast so these would be a perfect grab and go solution for me. Thanks for the post.
breakfastfordinnerMarch 17, 2016 at 7:41 pm
They are definitely great to take to work!
LizMarch 15, 2016 at 1:43 pm
These look so so yummy! Great take along on my next hike. Cant wait to try them!
breakfastfordinnerMarch 17, 2016 at 7:40 pm
Let me know if you do!
Linda @ 2 Cookin' MamasMarch 15, 2016 at 1:50 pm
These sound totally awesome! I love granola bars and eat them for breakfast, post workout and to get over that mid-afternoon slump. Love that these have natural ingredients too (although I might switch out the raisins for dried blueberries or, even better, chocolate chips. Yum, now I want one! (sorry about no caps but the reply box wouldn’t let me cap anything :-()
breakfastfordinnerMarch 17, 2016 at 7:40 pm
Dried blueberries would be divine!
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