Healthy chewy granola bars without nuts taste even better than the classic Quaker Chewy Bars! They are made with simple ingredients making them a wholesome snack option! Made in one pot, these are fuss free and only take a few minutes to throw together!

A pan of healthy chew granola bars without nuts or sugar.

Why you will love these healthy chewy granola bars

  • They’re versatile! You can add any mix-ins you like!
  • A great nut-free option!
  • They are no bake.
  • These chewy granola bars are made without sugar.
  • Made in one pot in 10 minutes.
  • They make a wholesome snack!
  • Refined sugar free & vegan.

Ingredients to make chewy granola bars

  • Organic oats: Use certified gluten free oats if gluten free! I love the brand One Degree Organics for this reason – they also test for glysophate and are sprouted which makes them easier on digestion!
  • Brown rice cereal
  • Maple syrup
  • Monk fruit or Coconut sugar: You can also use half monk fruit and half coconut sugar if you want the caramel flavor from coconut sugar but want to make these lower sugar!
  • Coconut oil
  • Nut or seed butter: I like to use sunflower seed butter or almond butter if you can have nuts!
Healthy chew granola bars without nuts.

How to make chewy granola bars

  • Add coconut oil & sweeteners to a pot and bring to a bubble over low-medium heat. Cook 2 minutes. Then, stir in the nut butter.
  • Once smooth, stir in the oats, cereal, and any mix-in’s!
  • Press firmly into a pan or mold. Place in the fridge or freezer to firm up!


There are a few options for what mold to use:

  • Square mold/pan: I love using the square pan pictured above as they turn out the perfect shape and size.
  • Muffin tin: You can also press the granola bars into a muffin tin (they will just be round!)
  • 8×8 Baking pan: You can press it into an 8×8 baking pan. Let them set up in the fridge for a few hours before cutting them into squares.
Healthy chewy granola bars without sugar.

Storing leftover Healthy chewy Granola bars

Store leftover bars in an air-tight container in the fridge!

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Healthy Chewy Granola Bars Without Nuts

Healthy chewy granola bars taste even better than the classic Quaker Chewy Bars! They are made with simple ingredients making them a wholesome snack option! Made in one pot, these are fuss free and only take a few minutes to throw together!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 9 bars/squares


Chewy bars

  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp Sunflower butter (You can sub almond or cashew butter) *make sure its a runny consistency. Thick nut butter won't work well.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds *optional – adds protein!
  • 1 cup Organic gluten-free oats *I like quick oats but old fashioned works too
  • 1 cup brown rice cereal *I like the brand One Degree Organics
  • pinch sea salt

Mix-in Ideas

  • pumpkin seeds
  • goji berries
  • unsweetened dried fruit (i used cranberries)
  • chocolate chips *See notes below on how to add these!
  • Walnuts
  • Chopped brazil nuts
  • Shredded coconut
  • Cacao nibs


  • In a medium pan, add the coconut oil, coconut sugar, maple syrup, vanilla and sea salt. Over low-medium heat, bring the mixture to a bubble, stirring very frequently. Once bubbling, cook 2-3 minutes, stirring non-stop, until it thickens up a little.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in the nut butter until the mixture becomes really creamy.
  • Fold in the oats and cereal until well combined. Then fold in any mix-ins you're using.
  • Divide the mixture amongst your mold or pan. Be sure to grease whatever you're using very well or use parchment paper (or cupcake liners) if your pan isn't silicone as they may be difficult to remove. See post above for mold/pan options!
  • Press the mixture down as firmly as you can. Then place the bars in the fridge. These should be kept refrigerated for the best texture.


*If adding chocolate chips – when it’s time to fold in the mix-ins, let the mixture cool for a few minutes before adding in the chocolate chips, as they will melt if you don’t (which would still be super yummy you just wont have the chip effect!)
*Store leftover bars in an air-tight container in the fridge.
Keyword chewy bars, gluten free granola bars, granola bars, healthy snacks, no bake recipes, vegan granola bars, vegan snacks

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  1. 5 stars
    Sooo good! I’ll be making another batch asap! My client (who is very picky) also really liked these 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Made these for the first time last night. Really delicious and satisfying, they will become a regular in our house! feels such a treat but so much healthier than many granola/chewy bars. Great being nut free for kids lunchboxes – my son loved them.

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