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Vegan granola bars

Vegan Granola Bars

  • Author: Alison Andrews
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10
  • Diet: Vegan


These vegan granola bars are seriously so good! They’re super quick and easy and made with toasted oats for a crunchy and delicious texture.


  • 2 and 1/2 cups (250g) Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 cup (75g) Raw Almonds (Coarsely Chopped)
  • 1/4 cup (57g) Vegan Butter
  • 1/4 cup (50g) Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) Maple Syrup or Maple Flavored Table Syrup*
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup (60g) Dried Cranberries (Coarsely Chopped)
  • 1/2 cup (88g) Vegan Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Add the rolled oats and chopped almonds to the parchment lined baking tray and spread them out evenly. Bake for 12 minutes (stir once after 6 minutes and then bake for another 6 minutes) until lightly toasted. Transfer to a mixing bowl. 
  3. Spray an 8×8 square dish with non-stick spray and line it with parchment paper so there is overhang on each side. 
  4. Now add the vegan butter, light brown sugar and syrup (see notes*) to a saucepan and melt together. 
  5. Pour this over the toasted oats and almonds in the mixing bowl. 
  6. Add vanilla extract, salt, dried cranberries and vegan chocolate chips and mix everything together. The chocolate chips will melt a little from the hot butter/sugar/syrup mix but this is fine and will help it all stick together.
  7. Transfer to your prepared 8×8 square dish and smooth down.
  8. Place a piece of parchment paper on top of the granola bar mix and use a measuring cup to press down from the top so that you get the top really smooth and also get the granola bars firm and packed in. Then remove the parchment paper from the top, and place the bars into the refrigerator for around 2 hours until set.
  9. When set, remove the granola bars from the dish using the parchment paper overhang and cut them into 10 bars.  


*The syrup: We have tested this recipe with both pure maple syrup and with a maple flavored table syrup. Pure maple syrup isn’t very sticky at all so the bars don’t hold together as well. It works, but the bars are more breakable and have a tendency to crumble. Table syrup on the other hand is very sticky so the bars hold together extremely well. 

*Make Them Gluten-Free: Just make sure your rolled oats are gluten-free and you’re good to go. 

*Storage: Store them in a covered container in the fridge where they will keep perfectly for at least 7 days.

  • Category: Breakfast, Gluten-Free
  • Method: Oven, Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1 Bar (of 10)
  • Calories: 291
  • Sugar: 17.9g
  • Sodium: 111mg
  • Fat: 12.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.9g
  • Fiber: 4.5g
  • Protein: 5.4g

Keywords: vegan granola bars