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These no-bake granola bars are the healthiest granola bars recipe you want to try for breakfast.

Just as regular granola bars without baking time, no sugar, no gluten or dairy, and ready in 30 minutes.

The best low-carb granola bars for an on-the-go keto breakfast.

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Are No-Bake Granola Bars Keto-Friendly?

Most no-bake granola bars would not be keto-friendly, but my version definitely is since it uses a flaxseed meal and keto-friendly almonds and seeds.

My keto granola bars come at a staggeringly low 2.8 grams of net carbs per slice!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

You can enjoy sweet food on a low-carb diet. It is all about using the right ingredients.

Generally, the best low-carb breakfast recipes include ingredients like nuts, seeds, and sugar-free natural sweeteners.

All of these are healthy, wholesome ingredients with high-nutrient properties.

Therefore, these keto granola bars are healthy granola bars for everyone.

Whether you follow a low-carb keto diet or not, one of these no-bake bars gives your body healthy unsaturated fat, plant-based protein, and fiber.

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Because these low-carb granola bars have no eggs or dairy, they are perfect vegan granola bars too!

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How To Make Keto Granola Bars

This is probably the easiest keto granola bar recipe you will make. No-bake recipes don’t require that much skill, only a good organization.

In this case, you need only 10 minutes and 10 ingredients to prepare this healthy gluten-free granola bar recipe. See the list below.

Ingredients

  • Sliced Almonds – prefer raw, unsalted, organic almonds for the best taste.
  • Flaxseed Meal – flaxseed meal, also known as ground linseed, is a flour-like ground that is very high in fiber and low in carbs.
  • Chia Seeds – you can pick either white chia or black chia seeds, it won’t make a difference in taste.
  • Pumpkin Seeds – or any seed you like such as roasted spaghetti squash seeds to reuse your seeds.
  • Unsweetened Shredded Coconut – it’s essential to pick unsweetened coconut as some manufacturers add sugar or sugar powder to their mix.
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar-free crystal sweetener – Read about my favorite keto-friendly sweeteners to find out how to choose your sugar-free crystal sweeteners.
  • Natural Peanut butter. Yes, peanut butter is keto-friendly! Use it or any nut butter you love, like almond butter or cashew butter. Make sure it is fresh from the jar, smooth, and with no sugar added.
  • Coconut oil – I love to use unrefined coconut oil because I enjoy coconut flavor. If you don’t, use refined coconut oil instead, it has no coconut flavor.
  • Sugar-free dark chocolate chips or stevia-sweetened dark chocolate or 90% cocoa chocolate if you are ok with some bitter cocoa flavor. If you don’t have any, read my recipe to make your own sugar-free chocolate chips.

Instructions

First, you need to gather all your ingredients on the benchtop.

As a general rule, measuring all your ingredients in small pots before starting ensures a no-fail recipe.

Next, prepare a large bowl for the dry ingredients and one bowl for the liquids.

Finally, always combine liquid ingredients with dry ingredients.

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Storage Instructions

These no-bake granola bars are softer than traditional granola bars.

That is why I recommend freezing the bars for 20 minutes to set them quickly.

Next, you can cut the block into bars and store the bars in the fridge or in the freezer.

No-bake goods freeze really well and can defrost only a few hours before eating.

Serving Keto Bars

Believe me, you will impress everyone with this keto bars recipe. They might be healthy, but they look like the real thing. Plus, the taste is absolutely amazing.

If you love healthy chewy granola bars, you’re served! They are easy to carry in your bag and eat on the go.

It is a no-bake recipe, so they tend to soften if they stay too long out of the fridge – especially in hot summer.

I recommend wrapping them in plastic wrap or beeswax paper to make sure they stay fresh until I eat them.

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Keto Granola Bars Nutrition

Not only are these granola bars low-carb, but they are also vegan, packed with nutrients, minerals, and vitamins from flaxseeds, chia seeds, and nuts.

It is a delicious melt-in-your-mouth bar with crunchy pieces of nuts and seeds to keep you full until lunchtime.

They have only 2.8 grams of net carbs per serving and include 6.4 grams of fiber.

These keto bars are also a good source of nutrients, including protein (7.5 grams) and magnesium (24% of Daily Value).

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More Keto Breakfast Recipes

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Recipe Card

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No-bake Keto Granola Bars With Peanut Butter

2.8gNet Carbs
4.85 from 457 votes
No-bake keto granola bars are peanut butter, easy, healthy granola bars. They are made with creamy peanut butter, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, almonds, coconut, and more! 100% Sugar-free, gluten-free, paleo for a simple breakfast or snacks. 
Prep Time: 10 mins
resting time 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 8 breakfast bars
Serving Size: 1 bar

Recipe Macros

Net Carbs 2.8g
Fat 26.8g
Protein 7.5g
Calories 301kcal

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Instructions

  • Line a 9×5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl or a saucepan, place all the wet ingredients: peanut butter, coconut oil, and vanilla. 
  • Microwave by 30-second bursts, stir and repeat until the coconut oil is fully melted and combines with the nut butter. It should not take more than 1 minute 30 seconds. Otherwise, melt the ingredients in a saucepan under medium heat, often stirring to prevent the mixture from sticking to the pan.
  • Stir in the sugar-free crystal sweetener, stir and microwave an extra 30 seconds to incorporate well. Erythritol doesn't dissolve very well, but it will give some delicious sweet crunch into your bars or see paleo note. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the rest of the dry ingredients: sliced almonds, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut, and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
  • Pour the nut butter mixture onto the dry ingredients. Stir with a spatula to combine. You want to cover all the dry ingredients with the nut butter mixture.
  • Transfer the mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Press the mixture evenly with your hand to leave no air. Flatten the surface with a spatula. 
  • Freeze for 20 minutes until the breakfast bars are hard and set.
  • Remove from the freezer, lift the parchment paper to pull out the bar from the loaf pan. Place on a plate. Sprinkle extra sliced almonds on top. 
  • In a small bowl, microwave the sugar-free dark chocolate and coconut oil until fully melted. 
  • Drizzle the melted chocolate on top of the bar, return into the freezer for 1-3 minutes until the chocolate is set. 
  • Cut into 8 breakfast bars. 
  • Wrap each bar individually into plastic wrap or bee wax. Store in the fridge for up to 8 days. 
Sugar-free Sweetener: this recipe is 100% sugar and uses sugar-free crystal sweetener. I recommend erythritol or monk fruit sugar. Both are zero carbs, zero sugar, and natural. Note that sugar-free crystal sweetener doesn’t dissolve very well in no-bake goods, and it’s ok. It adds some delicious crunchy sweetness to the bars.
Nut butter: I recommend smooth almond butter or smooth peanut butter – no sugar added. Nut-free options are sunflower seed butter.
Paleo sweetener: the unrefined sugar I recommend is coconut sugar. 
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Nutrition Facts
No-bake Keto Granola Bars With Peanut Butter
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 241
% Daily Value*
Fat 26.8g41%
Saturated Fat 11.1g69%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.7g
Sodium 72.8mg3%
Potassium 238.7mg7%
Carbohydrates 9.2g3%
Fiber 6.4g27%
Sugar 2.5g3%
Protein 7.5g15%
Net Carbs 2.8g
Vitamin A 1.7IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 55.9mg6%
Iron 1.6mg9%
Magnesium 95mg24%
Zinc 1.2mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    192 Thoughts On Keto No-bake Granola Bars
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  1. Hi thank you so much for sharing this recipe. Can you please tell me how to calculate the serving in grams? I am trying to calculate and see how much I can eat if i calculate my net carbs.

    • Simply click on the ‘metric’ link before the recipe ingredient, it convert the entire recipe in grams for you. But you don’t have to calculate the net carbs, its already provided after the recipe card, it the nutrition panel, with serving size. Enjoy the bars, XOOX Carine

    • Unfortunately, no you can’t, both have different properties. Coconut oil get solid under 23C, it’s the ingredients that hold the bar together without baking. It will be a runny mess with milk of any kind. Another option, is same amount of melted cocoa butter but it’s expensive, Enjoy, XOXO Carine

  2. I am loving this recipe and going to make it this weekend. Can I use coconut milk in place of the coconut oil? So excited about making this! Thanks for an awesome recipe.

    • No, you can’t coconut oil is what hold all the ingredients together. It forms up below 23C, not coconut milk, it will be runny messy batter if you don’t use coconut oil and it will never form bar. Enjoy the recipes on the blog, XOXO Carine

    • You can but I would chop the almonds finely before measuring and adding into the recipe or it won’t spread well as a bar. Enjoy. XOXO Carine

    • It would probably work but spread less well since the chopped nuts will be more ‘bumpy’ some flat sliced almonds. Enjoy the bars, XOXO Carine

    • If your pan has a height that fit two time the recipe volume then yes it is ok but it will create think bars! Otherwise use a wider pan like a 9 inches x 9 inches. Enjoy, XOXO Carine

    • The serving is for one bar, the recipe make 8 bars of same size from a pan 8 inches x 5 inches. If you use the same pan size and spread the ingredients evenly into it and then cut into 8 even portion each bar will have the same amount of net carb, nutrition panel seen in the recipe. Enjoy, XOXO Carine

  3. Thank you for such a great recipe… just wanted to ask you if I can replace the flaxseed meal with Psyllium husk or almond flour? thanks

    • ou can replace it by ground chia seed to keep the same taste and texture. Enjoy the recipes on the blog, XOXO Carine

  4. 5 stars
    Hi love the bar, it worked well like your picture but when I did put it in my bag to take to work it melted. Not sure to why this keeps happening. any ideas. thanks

    • I am glad you love the breakfast bar recipe. Coconut oil melt under 23C so yes, if its hot where you live, it can melt and soften easily. My tips in summer, freeze the bar before you go, and carry this in your bag frozen. It will defrost fast about 2 hours so when you want to eat, the texture will be perfect, XOXO Carine

  5. 5 stars
    This recipe is my go to for a sweet filling dessert or snack. So amazingly good! I accidently melted my chocolate chips so i just mixed it in. Taste like reese cups ????

  6. 5 stars
    Love this recipe, so glad I came across it. I follow low carb but get sick of eggs for breakfast. This is such a great alternative , good grab and go option.

    • You will need way more to achieve the same level of sweetness by it will work. Use my keto sweetener converter here, to convert the amount of crystal to powder. Enjoy! XOXO Carine

  7. 5 stars
    These are fabulous! Who needs regular candy when you can have these? No missing out for sure! I substituted chopped walnuts for the pumpkin seeds once and it was delicious also. I cut my bars in fours then munch on them throughout the day, that way it’s just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth! A million thank you’s for creating such greatness! HUGS!

  8. 5 stars
    I made these last night and they are AMAZING! I’m eating half of one this morning because I know I’ll want more before I go to bed. They remind me of chick-o-sticks my favorite Halloween candy) with chocolate on top! I love these have a nice satisfying crunch. Thank you for this recipe.

  9. 5 stars
    hi! my daughter and i just started keto so i am very, very new at making my own ‘anything’. lol i never comment on these sites, but definately had to here. these nut bars are absolutely delicious!! thank you for sharing your recipe with and for the rest of to enjoy. these are awesome!!

    • Welcome on my keto recipe blog ! I am so glad you enjoyed my granola bar. Don’t forget to join my facebook group, it is free and we support each other on our keto journey, it might be helpful for you and your daugther. Take care, XOXO Carine.

  10. I didn’t have chia seeds and I looked up what to replace the coconut oil with because I don’t care much for it. I don’t know if that was the reason my bars came out soft? Did I make too many changes? I mean I tasted the bars still and … O M G! Just what I needed to quiet the cravings! 😀 But I’m just disappointed about them being too soft. I now store the rest in the freezer. Help? xxx

    • Indeed this is way too many changes. A no bake recipe must use coconut oil or the result wil be extremely soft. Coconut oil solidify at room temperature and it is what give texture to no bake recipe. Also, chia seeds are 60% fibe and they soak up the liquid in the recipe to again, provide texture. So you can’t really make this recipe with a good granola bar texture without both ingredients.

  11. 5 stars
    These are so delicious and I’ve been making them for breakfast for months now and I just cant get enough. So so yummy!!!

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