Vegan Breakfast Bars – Gluten Free Oatmeal Bars

These vegan breakfast bars take breakfast to a whole new level with fiber-rich oats and oat flour, healthy fats from creamy nut butter and your favorite add-ins! Gluten free oatmeal bars without eggs never tasted so good! Dairy-Free.

Delicious Vegan Oatmeal Bars that are the Gluten Free Breakfast Recipe of Your Dreams

What to eat for breakfast… what to make for breakfast… In my household, there’s always a morning ritual that includes a search for something truly tasty for breakfast. After all, if you can’t find something yummy for breakfast, why bother getting up? 😉 I whipped up today’s vegan oatmeal bars to give us all a mouthwatering reason to get out of bed and into the kitchen. Great news? These dairy free oatmeal bars are made without eggs, totally count as an oat flour bars recipe, and… are the gluten free oatmeal bars of your breakfast dreams. Wanna taste?

Closeup View of Tall Stack of Vegan oatmeal bars with more bars behind

Everything You Need To Make Vegan Oatmeal Bars

Tall stack of gluten free oat bars with one hand picking up a bar

Delicious Vegan Breakfast Bars to Spice Up Your Breakfast Routine

How do we love these vegan breakfast bars? Let us count the ways:

  • Easy to make
  • Packed with nutrient-rich ingredients
  • Gluten free and vegan: we’re using all gluten free and vegan ingredients to make the best vegan oatmeal bars, nay, the best gluten free oat bars and the best vegan breakfast bars. We’re using vegan staples such as flax eggs, delicious coconut oil and the warm, sweet-scented coconut sugar.
  • Easy to customize: feel free to use your favorite add-ins to make these vegan oatmeal breakfast bars your own. I loved using vegan chocolate chips and walnuts, but you might prefer something like chopped dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds. It’s entirely up to you.
  • Deliciously whole

Far View of 4 gluten free oatmeal bars stacked on top of each other

How to Make Gluten Free Oatmeal Bars Without Eggs

Before starting any baked recipe, check to see if there’s a flax egg and oven time. First preheat the oven, then make the flax eggs, then prep all of your ingredients.

To make gluten free oatmeal bars without eggs, we’ll be making 2 flax eggs.

First, preheat the oven to 350°F. Then, line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. This recipe is made for an 8-inch pan, so I don’t recommend using a 9-inch pan. The bars will be too thin. Then, make your 2 flax eggs and set them aside for later.

Grab a large mixing bowl and add in all of the dry ingredients: oats, oat flour, coconut, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk everything together until well mixed.

Next, grab a medium mixing bowl and add in all of the wet ingredients: flax eggs, coconut oil, nut butter, coconut sugar and vanilla. Use a clean whisk to whisk all of these wet ingredients together until you get a cohesive and mostly smooth mixture.

Now, scrape the entirety of the wet ingredients into the large mixing bowl, over the dry ingredients mix. Use a rubber spatula to stir and fold both components together until combined into a dough.

Fold in your favorites: chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, seeds, or even dried fruit. Be sure to chop nuts and fruit until you get small pieces. Large ones will create crumbly bars.

Pour your oatmeal bar mixture into the lined baking pan. Smooth into an even layer.

Bake for about 25 minutes, then cool, slice and enjoy the best dairy free oatmeal bars! 

Super close view of dairy free oatmeal bars on a cooling rack

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Vegan Breakfast Bars So Fierce?

You’ve just made your vegan breakfast bars. They’re beautiful. The melty chocolate chips you added in are oozing out deliciously. What’s a person to do? Snap a pic and share that gluten free oat bar beauty with the world. Share it on Instagram and tag #beamingbaker so I can see! 🙂 Can’t wait to our next baking adventure…

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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Vegan Breakfast Bars – Gluten Free Oatmeal Bars


These vegan breakfast bars take breakfast to a whole new level with fiber-rich oats and oat flour, healthy fats from creamy nut butter and your favorite add-ins! Gluten free oatmeal bars without eggs never tasted so good! Dairy-Free.



Dry Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

Add-in Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup your favorite add-ins (chocolate chips, chopped nuts, chopped fruit)

Optional Topping

  • 12 tablespoons your favorite add-ins


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or greased foil. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients: oats, oat flour, coconut, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the wet ingredients: flax eggs, coconut oil, nut or seed butter, coconut sugar and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture. Use a rubber spatula to stir and fold the ingredients together until well combined. Fold in add-ins.
  5. Transfer into prepared baking pan. Using a rubber spatula, spread into an even and tightly packed layer. Optionally, press toppings into the dough.
  6. Bake for 20-30 minutes. Mine took 25 minutes.
  7. Place on a cooling rack for 1 hour, or until completely cool. Lift breakfast bars out of the baking pan. Slice into 16 bars. Enjoy! Storing notes below.

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*Feel free to use any type of nut or seed butter you like. For example: peanut butter, cashew butter, sunflower butter. 😉

Store breakfast bars in an airtight container for 1 week. Keep out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources, which could keep the bars from being as fresh for as long as possible.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Breakfast, Snacks
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: vegan breakfast bars, vegan oatmeal bars, gluten free oat bars, oatmeal bars without eggs

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  1. We were on the same wave length again, my friend! I’ve made banana chocolate chip cookies with quick oats, but no peanut butter and they’re not vegan nor g.f. (they will be posted in few days). Love these breakfast bars, that taste like cookies and my kind of breakfast 🙂 . Pinned! Have a great week!

    1. That’s how we know we’re friends! 😉 I can’t wait to see your gorgeous banana cookies! 🙂 Have a fantastic week, Nicoletta!

  2. No need to ever stop with the PB 😉
    Oatmeal always needs a bit of jazzing up! That’s why I combine mine with quinoa flakes too, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, tons of nut butter…but I still use water! O and I always add chocolate mint stevia syrup 😛 Crazy flavor combos, but always delicious!

  3. Oh my – water and oats are the pits! I made that unfortunate mistake once – I was at work (I work a full-time job in the ad world-well, at least till Sep 30, then gonna try and do the blog thing full-time) but, I digress, I was bordering on hangry and had to eat something and the vending machine was downright unappetizing so I found an old pack of instant oatmeal lounging around in the common area, since there was no milk, I figured what the hey – and gosh – it tasted like hey allright! But live and learn – now I know that “a day that begins with cookies peanut butter breakfast bars is a day that is going to ROCK!” Yes yes yes! You can call em cookies or bars – I call em just plain deliciousness!

    1. RIGHT?!? I KNEW you would know about this one, Shashi!! Woah, congrats on the impending transition! I’m so excited for you!! 🙂 Isn’t it just awful? I mean, I wasn’t as smart as you and I did it over and over and over again. Sigh. Post-college days, ya know? Best day ever! Keep me posted on your transition! Best of luck, my friend! xoxo

  4. Gurl, you gotta stop with all the yummilicious peanut butter and chocolate goodies because there’s not enough days in the week for me to make all of them and still eat regular food too! lol! Seriously, don’t stop…believing that PB and chocolate should be served at every meal 😉

    1. Yummulicious? LOVE it!! Oh, forget the regular food, and grab some PB bars! 😉 Don’t stop believing: LOLOL. Muah!

  5. I’m starting to wonder if you cut yourself if you would bleed peanut butter and chocolate. Not that I want you to accidentally cut yourself to find out! DON’T DO THAT! 😉 BUT, I’m thinking there is a strong possibility your body is made up of PB and C. <3 I don't blame you for eating all the peanut butter though, because your right, a day might come when E decides he doesn't like it again. So you might as well get your fix while you can! Now quick oats.. believe it or not I've never had 'em… and I'm thinking I'm never going to. Especially with water. EW. I'll just live vicariously through you on that one, mi lady! 😉 Anyways, these cookies…errrr bars, are FAB! Such a delicious way to wake up. And you are right, a day that starts with these texture packed bad boys is SURE to be a great one! Pinned of course! Cheers, lovely – to a fabulous, LONG weekend! YAY! xoxo

    1. What a frightening visual!! But also quite curious. Lol. Yeah, PB totally runs in my veins. What can I say? E, however… his veins change all the time. Okay, now all this talk of veins is gettin’ weird! 😉 You’ve never had quick oats? Fascinating! We’ll both have to give it a good shot one of these days! Thank you my friend. Have a fantastic weekend! xoxo

  6. My favorite breakfast food? I gotta go with perfectly poached eggs over buttered toast…but because that is strictly a weekend food (because who has time for that on a Monday?) I think these pb bars could be a close second – because I am the chief engineer of the Peanut Butter Train! YUM! xo

    1. Seriously, weekday mornings are too crazy and hectic for anything more than a quick breakfast! Well, hello there, Chief! Thank you for helping us get to PB Town! 😉 xo

    1. Hi Medolark, thanks so much! Medium flaked, funnily enough. 😉 But either should work just fine. 🙂

        1. Oh no! How about you use half of each? I like the way varied sizes create a delicious texture in these bars. Or, you could place the large curled flakes in a blender and pulse a few times. 🙂

  7. Good morning Demeter,
    I don’t have any fun morning routines. It’s a struggle every day! These bars look fantastic and would certainly help motivate me to get up in the morning! Maybe that could be part of my morning routine! I love breakfast cookies- i mean, bars. LOL. Add in oats, chocolate, and peanut butter and I’m sold!

    Can’t wait to make these!!!

    1. Good afternoon, Lucy! 🙂 Oh totally understandable. I get the morning grumps too, for sure! Haha on the bars v cookies! Yep, having cookies–um, I mean bars for breakfast will certainly brighten your morning. Can’t wait to hear what you think, Lucy! 🙂

  8. So it’s so much more socially acceptable to say breakfast bars than breakfast cookies, right 😉 ? What’s in a name? Apparently everything…hehehe! Less guilt when we call them breakfast bars…or even breakfast bites?

    Girl, way back when I didn’t have a clue what I was doing in the kitchen, either. Oh, the stories. Embarrassing, I tells ya, embarrassing! I’ll forgive ya for using water and quick oats. That’s ok. Could have been worse. You could have attempted to make pea soup and left it on the stove top with minimal water and went outside to wash the car……….I don’t know who that was…….moving on 😉

    Socializing? Ok, I love to socialize, but sometimes by the time Friday rolls around I just want to veg out on the couch and watch tv. I mean, who has the energy, right?? If I could have, like, a 3 day weekend every weekend maybe I’d have more energy…maybe ? Maybe I should be drinking more coffee. Scratch that. Maybe not. I think I have enough coffee. Lol. Ok, I’m rambling.

    My fave breakfast food? That’s a hard one! I do love avocado and toast, but that’s such an easy answer, isn’t it? Maybe a breakfast skillet with eggs and beans and cheese and stuff 🙂 But that answer may change depending on my mood, lol 😀

    Anywho, absolutely love your breakfast bars, of course. and anything with peanut butter is awesome in my books! Hubby would love these too! Pinned! Making these soon 🙂

    Have a fantastic long weekend, my friend! xoxo

    1. Totally! With these bars… who could honestly feel guilty about eating them for breakfast? 😉 Oh, now I have to make some breakfast bites! Lolol. Good idea, D! That pea soup story totally made me laugh!! Love it. Oh, I’ve GOT some even more embarrassing disasters… but let’s wait until we’re even closer to test our friendship with those stories. 😉 Hahaha. Fridays: Yep. That’s why some genius invented Netflix ‘n Chill. Who’s got the energy by the week’s end? I love avo and toast too!! No reason to not celebrate an easy answer. 🙂 Can’t wait to hear what you think of these, Dawn! Have a great, great weekend! xoxo