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No Bake Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Granola Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free, Whole Grain, Dairy-Free)


Description

No Bake Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Granola Bars (V, GF, DF): an easy one bowl recipe for soft and chewy no bake granola bars that taste like cookie dough. Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Whole Grain.


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Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • ¼ cup unsalted, natural creamy almond butter*
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flax + 3 tablespoons water, whisked together, set for 10 mins)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • ¾ cup gluten free oat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Add-in Ingredients

  • ¼ cup vegan chocolate chips (mini and regular)
  • ¼ cup walnuts, finely chopped

Optional Topping

  • 1 teaspoon mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with wax paper, parchment paper or foil. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all of the wet ingredients: almond butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, flax egg and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Add the dry ingredients: oats, oat flour and salt. Use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to fold the ingredients together until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
  4. Pour this mixture into the prepared baking pan. Using the rubber spatula, smooth into an even layer. Optionally, press chocolate chips into the bars.
  5. Cover and freeze for 30 minutes. Remove from freezer and slice into 18 bars. Enjoy! Storing instructions below.

Notes

– Adapted from my chocolate chip cookie dough bites and my no bake peanut butter cookie dough bites.
– Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. You can also freeze these for up to a month. Allow to thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes before enjoying.
– More No Bake recipes (all V, GF, DF): cranberry coconut bites, chewy chocolate chip granola bars.
– More Healthy Snack recipes: protein-packed strawberry peanut butter smoothie, maple sesame almonds, trail mix cookies.

  • Category: No Bake, Snacks, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free