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

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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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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. I love the idea of these bars. I have been looking for something to make my husband for breakfast because he refuses to sit down and eat it. however he refuses to sit and eat. I am just not too crazy about coconut. is it a must have for this recipe or can I leave it out or substitute it?

    1. Hi Zoi, you can try adding in more oats. Try using an extra 1/4 cup oats to sub the coconut (as it’s more absorbent than coconut)– for a total of 1 cup of oats. Let me know how they turn out! 🙂

  2. Hi, I really want to make these but my family can’t have coconut. Any substitutions or can I just skip that ingredient?

    1. Hi Jenn, you can try subbing the coconut flakes with more add-ins and/or rolled oats. The texture will be a bit different, but still tasty. 😉 To sub the coconut oil, use melted vegan butter. Enjoy!

  3. These are amazing!! Just made them for the first time and immediately are 1/4 of the pan 😉
    I’m usually not a huge fan of oatmeal bars, because the texture reminds me too much of a bowl of oatmeal, but these were much more like a cookie. I also love the combination of oats, coconut, chocolate, and walnuts.
    Thank you!!

    1. Hi Heather! Woohoo!! That’s wonderful to hear. 🙂 You know what? I totally did not want these breakfast bars to taste ANYTHING like a bowl of oatmeal. Haha. Who needs that when you can basically have a cookie in the morning? 😉 So happy you enjoyed the texture and the combo of add-ins. Thank you for taking the time to tell me how much you liked these. Happy baking!

  4. Just finished baking these and they turned out sooo good! I had to use processed peanut butter and needed to add a little extra liquid to the batter to make it wet enough. They have a great texture coming right out of the oven!

    1. Awesome, Kat! Good idea to add in that extra liquid. Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know how these turned out. 🙂

  5. Do you think I could substitute chia seeds for the ground flax seeds? Wondering if anyone had tried that with this recipe and if I’d use the same amount of water and chia seeds.

    1. Hi Kyra, you sure can! Each chia “egg” uses the same amount of liquid. So for this recipe, you’d make two chia eggs. This equals 2 tablespoons ground chia seeds + 6 tablespoons water. Enjoy!

  6. For the amount of the batter, 16 bars seems like a stretch. It seems it will make 12 at the most. Unless 16 bars was how many it made for a double recipe. I don’t know.

    1. Hi Olivia, that’s just how I like to cut them! I haven’t had any complaints so far. 😉 You can definitely slice these bars into 12 or 9 squares–whatever you’re most comfortable with. Happy baking!

  7. We made the bars and my kids love it. You mak a lot of chocolate things where do you get your dairy free choc chips? I’m assuming you buy them in bulk.

    1. Hi Katie, I’m so happy that you and your family enjoyed these bars! 🙂 I certainly do! Haha. I actually have yet to find a place where I can buy dairy free chips I like in bulk. I usually just wait for a sale at my local grocery store, and I’ve been trying every dairy free brand I find! Let me know if you have a favorite–I’d love to try it! P.S. I know that you can buy Enjoy Life and a few other DF brands in bulk online. 😉