No Bake Toasted Oat Granola Bars

Makes 12 bars

Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 8 min

Enjoy the natural sweetness of dates in this recipe. Toasting the oats delivers big flavour with little effort.


1 1/2 cups large flake oats 375 mL
1/2 cup chopped almonds (optional) 125 mL
1 cup bran flakes 250 mL
1 cup Medjool dates, pitted (about 12 dates) 250 mL
1/4 cup liquid honey 60 mL
1/4 cup natural almond or peanut butter or non-nut alternative 60 mL


Step 1
In a large nonstick skillet, toast oats and almonds, if using, over medium heat, stirring often for about 8 minutes or until light golden and fragrant. Pour into a large bowl and let cool slightly; stir in bran flakes.

Step 2
In the bowl of a food processor, pulse dates until finely chopped.

Step 3
In a small saucepan, heat together honey and almond butter over medium low heat until melted and smooth. Add dates and stir to combine. Pour into oat mixture and stir together until dates are distributed evenly throughout and oats are coated well.

Step 4
Press mixture into 23 cm (9 inch) parchment or foil lined baking pan and press to flatten evenly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firm. Cut into bars and wrap individually with plastic wrap and store in refrigerator for up to 1 week.


Little chefs can help to press the mixture into the pan and flatten evenly. They can also help wrap the bars in plastic wrap.
These bars make a great snack and are perfect for fueling you between meals.
One recipe, many ways. Try these variations:
  • Dried fruit: Sprinkle 30 mL (2 tbsp) chopped dried cranberries or apricots on top of granola bars and press gently into top before refrigerating.
  • Coconut: Sprinkle 30 mL (2 tbsp) unsweetened shredded coconut on top of granola bars and press gently into top before refrigerating.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
per 1 bar
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 148
Fat / Lipides 4 g
Saturated / saturés 1 g
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol 0 mg
Sodium / Sodium 20 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 27 g
Fiber / Fibres 3 g
Sugars / Sucres 14 g
Protein Protéines 3 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer