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Healthy Chocolate Granola Bars (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

Healthy Chocolate Granola Bars made with whole grain gluten-free oats, sunflower seeds, quinoa, chocolate chips, and cocoa powder for a healthy granola bar recipe! Gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar-free. 

Course Breakfast, Snack
Keyword healthy chocolate granola bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Tessa Fisher

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup + 2 teaspoons coconut oil, melted allow to cool a few minutes
  • 2 cups (225g) gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup (115g) almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons (18g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw quinoa
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon maple syrup (honey will work too if not vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9x13 pan lightly and line with parchment paper. Parchment paper will yield a cleaner removal. Melt your coconut oil and allow it to cool for 2-3 minutes.

  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, almond flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, salt, ground flax seed, chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, and quinoa. Stir to evenly incorporate ingredients.

    Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour cooled coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract, whisking liquid as you pour. Stir until the oat mixture is evenly coated.

  3. Transfer mixture to prepared pan and using a a piece of parchment paper, press mixture firmly and evenly down into pan.

  4. Bake for 23-25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Once completely cool, use a sharp knife to cut into bars. Wrap individually with foil or plastic wrap or store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from my Healthy Chewy Granola Bars