November 9, 2021

Super Simple Vegan Granola Bars With Oats

I am an absolute fan of snacks. I think I would barely make it through the days at work if I didn't have my little in-between energy boosters to get me back on track.

I'm someone who can't eat large portions at once. Even if I bring a ravenous appetite to the table for lunch, I'm hungry again after three hours at the latest.

That's where my super delicious and very simple vegan granola bars come into play. I use oats as a base - a healthy and natural source of energy. But the grain alone would be a bit boring. That's why I spice up the bars with amaranth, cornflakes, coconut flakes, almonds and chia seeds.

You can let your creativity run wild. Whether you want to add dried fruit or other nuts, there are no limits. A little tip: Add a tablespoon of peanut butter to flavour the bars.

Just make sure you get a sticky consistency and press the mixture really well to the bottom of the baking dish. Alternatively, you can spread the mixture out on a baking tray, then you just get the granola mixture instead of bars.


For approx. 12 bars

120g oat flakes

50g puffed amaranth

50g cornflakes

50g coconut flakes

50g sliced almonds

2 tbsp chia seeds

100ml maple syrup

100g coconut oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees (top and bottom heat).
  2. If the coconut oil is solid, melt it briefly in a pan.
  3. Mix all dry ingredients (everything except coconut oil and maple syrup) in a bowl.
  4. Add the liquid coconut oil and maple syrup and mix together.
  5. Line a large baking dish with baking paper. I use two small moulds because it's easier for me with the baking paper.
  6. Pour the mixture into the baking dish and press down well.
  7. Bake at 170°C for approx. 20min on the middle shelf of the oven until golden brown. Depending on the thickness of the mixture, the baking time may vary, so keep an eye on it in between.
  8. Remove and leave to cool at room temperature.
  9. Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours while still in the baking dish.
  10. Remove the moulds from the fridge, take the mixture out together with the baking paper and cut into long bars or any other shape you like.