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Almond Butter Oat Bars cut into squares on parchment paper.
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Healthy Almond Butter Oat Bars

These no bake Healthy Almond Butter Oat Bars are made with only seven ingredients. Topped with a layer of chocolate, oat crumble, and sea salt, these bars are suitable for breakfast, snack, or dessert! Gluten-free and vegan.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 401kcal
Author Tessa

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup almond butter
  • ½ cup + 3 tablespoons maple syrup, divided room temperature
  • 3 cups (625g) gluten-free oats
  • heaping ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup coconut oil melted and cooled
  • sea salt, for sprinkling

Instructions

  • Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a small saucepan, combine almond butter and ½ cup of the maple syrup over low heat. Stir occasionally until almond butter has melted and mixture has evenly incorporated, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in salt and vanilla extract.
  • Place oats in a large bowl. Pour almond butter mixture over oats and stir until oats have been evenly coated. Transfer ¾ of the oat mixture to prepared pan. Using an extra piece of parchment paper, press mixture down firmly into an even layer.
  • In a small bowl, combine cocoa powder, melted coconut oil, and remaining 3 tablespoons of maple syrup. Whisk until combined. Pour cocoa mixture over oats in baking pan. Use a spatula to spread into an even layer.
  • Take remaining oat mixture and drop crumbled pieces on top. Sprinkle with sea salt. Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to set.
  • Store almond butter oat bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 3mg