Vegan Granola Bar – No Bake

Vegan Granola Bars - No Bake! - Almond Butter & Oatmeal - Rich Bitch Cooking Blog

I love these! Mark said they reminded him of Kind bars but I’m not sure if I’ve had those before. I was really skeptical of this recipe because the bars don’t have chocolate. Oh, maybe next time I’ll dip them in chocolate or drizzle some on top. I don’t know, they’re pretty perfect as is. One bite of the finish product and my mind was blown. Let’s all take a minute and thank Minimalist Baker for the recipe (linked below). And it’s worth noting that this is a recipe any jackass can follow. I did made it all the way through and was a better person for it. I LOVE THESE!

Vegan Granola Bars - No Bake! - Almond Butter & Oatmeal - Rich Bitch Cooking Blog

16 pitted dates (220 grams), 1/4 cup agave (84 grams), 1/4 cup almond butter (64 grams), 1 cup almonds (112 grams), 1.5 cups oatmeal (135 grams)

  1. I toasted the oatmeal and almonds on a cookie sheet for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Toasting is optional but well worth the awesome flavors it brings.
  2. I chopped my almonds after toasting
  3. Put dates in food processor. Processes til it a ball
  4. Microwave almond butter & agave for 30-45 seconds
  5. Hand mix everything together then press into an 8 X 8 pan lined with parchment paper.
  6. Refrigerate for a couple hours then cut into bars. ENJOY!

For more details on this recipe watch my video below. This recipe was inspired by Minimalist Baker.




  1. Hi! Just two quick questions: 1- Do you think i Can make this nut-free with some kind of seeds and *i don’t what* instead of almond butter? Honey May bene not using Agave?
    2- i always see people using dates, wouldn’t blue (dried) prunes have a similar effect? I Plan to try mixing dates and prunes and see what happens but i’m curious.
    I seriously love this channel and your personality (i too hate getting My hands dirty while cooking), you seem sweet and fun to be around.
    Greeting from italy

    • Italy!!!!! Dude, yessss to all over the above!

      Honey (or any other sticky sweetener) would be great!

      Any kind of nut-free butter or even making a nut free butter. I’ve used sunflower seeds a bunch because they’re some of the cheapest nut like ingredient.

      Any dried fruit would get the job done. Prunes would be great!

      Dirty hands πŸ™ ha ha ha ha πŸ™‚

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