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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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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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    • Coconut sugar will work I didn’t try liquid sweetener and I won’t recommend this because the bars will be softer. Enjoy, XOXO Carine

  1. 5 stars
    These bars are amazing and delicious and yummy. I can’t say enough good things about them. I am on the keto diet and needed a breakfast bar that was grain free and tasty and I found them. Thank you for this wonderfully delicious recipe!! Two thumbs up.

  2. 5 stars
    These are delicious!! Instructions were a little confusing because it has sugar listed under the dry ingredients but then it says to add the sugar to liquids when melting. I didn’t see that until after I had all the dry ingredients mixed. They were kind of gritty so that might have been why. Next time I will do it the right way and see if that makes a difference. Cut them into heart shapes for my granddaughter, doing low carb and is away at college, for Valentine’s Day! XOXO

    • Yeah! Thank you for trying my recipes and brining those to your breakfast table. It makes me SO happy! XOXO Carine.

  3. 5 stars
    These are absolutely the best granola bars and so easy to make. My new to keto daughter loves them. I made them with almond butter and they were delious. Will be making them again soon.

    • Thank you SO much ! I am so glad your daugther love them too, almond butter is such a great choice for those. Enoy the keto recipes on the blog, XOXO Carine

    • I love when hubby is on board with keto food! So glad you both love the bars and I can’t wait to see which recipe you are going to try next, XOXO Carine

  4. 5 stars
    Are very good. I used Swerve sweetener – used a scant 1/3 C. And it is a bit crunchy, but fine. I am going to make in my brownie pan next time. A little too thick in my loaf pan.

    • Thanks for trying my recipe ! You can use powdered swerve to avoid the crunch of crystal one. Enoy! XOXO Carine.

    • I am sorry to hear that. Unfortunately this no bake recipe hold together because coconut oil solidify at room temperature. I don’t see any substitute that could work. I hope you find recipes without coconut on my blog to enjoy. XOXO Carine.

  5. 5 stars
    This is by far the best recipe of yours I have tried. It’s sooo good! I made a second half batch immediately after tasting the first batch so I could just eat it with a spoon!

    • It makes me so happy to read this! Thank you so much. I can’t wait to read more recipe feed backs from you. Talk to you soon, XOXO Carine.

  6. 5 stars
    These are so good. I used sun butter and added hemp hearts. Even my friend at work that is not into keto thought they were great. Thank you for the great recipe.

    • What a great ideas! thanks for sharing with me and for trying my recipes with your co workers ! Can’t wait to read your next review, XOXO Carine.

  7. 5 stars
    Made your no bake granola bars and OMG they are AMAZING!!!!! Totally moorish! Only problem is EVERYONE loves them and wants more lol

    • That is a great news! More work for you in the kitchen but you can make a big batch, they freeze very well too. Enjoy the blog recipes. XOXO Carine.

  8. 5 stars
    I love how this tastebest thing Keto yet. Unfortunately mine came out like thick soup…any ideas.

    • I am glad you like them! I am not sure what you mean by thick soup ? Do you mean you can’t shape bars? The recipe must be freeze 20 minute for the coconut oil to solidify and hold the batter into bars. The only think that can make the bars too liquid is either you did not use coconut oil or you did not freeze the bars for the time required. Let me know! Happy to help. XOXO Carine.

      • I used liquid coconut oil and mine are soupy. I froze them longer than stated. By the time I cut them all they were turning into soup. Bummer

          • Well, to my knowledge pure coconut oil is always solid below 23C. The reason why you can buy some liquid coconut oil is because they had another oil into the mix. My recipes always use 100% pure coconut oil, that you have to measure mealted. Simly bring solid coconut oil in the microwave measure and use in the recipe. The coconut oil will automatically solidify below 23C when you pop the bars into the freezer, making the bars hol together. XOXO Carine.

        • This is very strange, coconut oil solidify under 20 C so it is barely possible that it won’t freeze and solidify after 20 minutes in the freezer. Their might be something wrong with your oil if it doesn’t solidify or did you add liquid sweetener instead of the sugar free crystal sweetener?

  9. Hello from Washington state. Any ideas on what to replace the pumpkin seeds with? Thank you!

    • Hello! You can add any others seeeds line sunflower seeds, sesame seeds or simply more sliced almond instead. Enjoy the bars! XOXO Carine.

  10. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness! These are absolutely scrumptious!!!! I just made these, and I tried one of the bars…and oh heaven! oh bliss! What a life saver for a little treat with such low net carbs! Thank you for this wonderful recipe!

    • You are welcome ! I am so glad you love the recipe. Enjoy the low carb treats on the blog. XOXO Carine.

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