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Keto No-bake Granola Bars

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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.

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

If you like easy, healthy keto breakfast recipes, you’ll love these:

Recipe Card

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No-bake Keto Granola Bars With Peanut Butter

2.8gNet Carbs
4.87 from 471 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

Nutrition

Net Carbs 2.8g
Fat 26.8g
Protein 7.5g
Calories 301kcal
4.87 from 471 votes
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Ingredients

Wet ingredients

Dry ingredients

Chocolate drizzle

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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. 5 stars
    Hi. I love these bars, but I have a question. I bought Whole Earth stevia and monk fruit zero calorie sweetener. Carb ManGer says it has zero carbs in 1/3 cup, which is required in the recipe. My concern is that on the jar, it says HALF a TEASPOON has 2 grams of carbs. Am I using the correct product? Thanks.

    • I am not familiar with this product brand but usually a stevia Monk fruit blend has no carbs. You should contact the manufacturer if you are not sure about their nutrition panel. Enjoy the recipe, XOXO Carine.

  2. 5 stars
    Hi Carine, I am on East Coast USA near DC. I’ve made these three times now they are so filling and good. First batch I cut into 8 I had one then left for work when I got home my husband had eaten three!
    Anyway mine seem to fall apart and melt easy. I tried using a little less coconut oil and more flaxseed meal but it made them even more crumbly. I’m wondering if it’s the almond butter, I could only find the organic and of course when you open it the oil is sitting on the top and you have to mix it in. Do you have any suggestions?

    Thanks
    Sue

    • Hello from NZ Sue! Do you mean they fall apart when you cut them? If so, it can happen because they get very hard after they come out of the freezer. Warm the knife blade under a your cooktop flame. The knife will smoothly come through the bars not breaking it at all. Also, store them in the fridge to keep them harder. It is cold here in New Zealand so I don’t have this problem as much 🙂 Last tip, try to use peanut butter or cashew butter or sunflower seed butter. I agree that almond butter always have oil sitting on top and make it more difficult to measure. Enjoy the low carb recipes on the blog Sue, XOXO Carine.

  3. Do you think these will hold up ok for a school lunch snack? Worried they might be melted before the kids can get to them.

    • In summer they melt fast but in winter it is fine ! Enjoy the low carb recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

  4. 5 stars
    Hello from Vancouver, Canada. These have a delicious flavor. I have made them with pecans and with almonds and both are great. I use Lakanto monkfruit sweetener and Lily’s chocolate chips. Thank you for your recipes.

  5. Any chance you can covert to grams for us in the UK. I tried and made them but they were awful and I’m convinced they should be lovely!! Thanks

    • I am sorry to hear that ! I will try to convert more and more recipes in grams but I like to share the unit I test in my own kitchen for precision. You can find cups for cheap on amazon it is really helpful ! Enjoy the blog recipes. XOXO Carine.

      • Surely you could measure your cup measures in grams? This recipe would appeal to a far wider audience if you measure by weight. It would be interesting to see if they came out the same weight every time you measured them. I have cups and measuring by volume, no matter how carefully I do it, can vary. I have to say that I am put off recipes that use cups/volume but I may try this but convert myself. If so, would you be happy for me to add metric measurements?

        • Sure and all my recipes are provided in grams if its your unit of preference. Simply click the metric link above the ingredients and it will convert the whole recipe into grams. Enjoy the recipe on the blog, XOXO Carine

    • Thank YOU for this amazing feedback. I am so happy that you love the granola bars as much as I do. Enjoy all the recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

  6. What would be the best way to add more protein to these do that I could use them as a meal substitute? I need between 10 -30 grams. Thank you.

    • You can usually replace almond meal by oat flour with a 1:1 ratio but it won’t be low carb anymore. You can add hemp powder for the extra powder but it will dry out the recipe. Enjoy ! XOXO Carine.

    • Yes sure you can ! I should not impact the whole recipe texture. It will simply be no sweet at all. Enjoy the lovely granola bars and all the low carb sugar free recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

  7. Wondering whether you can substitute honey instead of the sugar substitute? This recipe sounds so good….can’t wait to try it!

  8. 5 stars
    Hi Carine!

    Im from South Africa 🙂 I’m loving the flavour of the bars!!! I used xylotil as my sweetener but when I cut my bars they crumbled, any idea as how I could improve?
    Anna

    • Hi Anna, I would leave them only 20 minutes in the freezer, they need to be cold to solidify enough to harden but if you over freeze it will be hard to cut as it will form a rock of nuts and nut butter. Another tip, warm the knife blade on the stove flame, the knife will go through the bar easily, melting the nut butter and coconut oil as you push the blade through without adding too much pressure on the whole bunch. It should avoid the bar to crumble hopefully. Thanks for trying my recipes, Have a lovely day, XOXO, Carine.

  9. Hi I’m from Napier NZ!!! Just wondering what brand of sweetener do you use? Also what do you use as a replacement for powdered sweetener?????
    This looks amazing and will be making them this week!
    Thanks Heather

    • Hello! Welcome on the blog Heather. In NZ I love to use Natvia as a sugar free crystal sweetener, they also do sugar free powdered sweetener. Enjoy the recipe. XOXO Carine

  10. 5 stars
    Hi, I loved your bars. They were delicious. I started to cut down my carbs to lose weight for my son’s wedding. I lost 6 pounds. I was just wondering if 300 calories was too much for breakfast? Or the calories don’t matter. Or is this something you can eat after you have lost the weight you want to lose. Help!

    • On low carb I don’t watch my calories but my macro, making sure that my fat, protein and carbs re within the boundaries. This said 300 calories for a breakfast is totally acceptable, it is what most regular breakfast calls for except here you have lots of fibre to keep you full for longer ! Well down on the weight lose and happy wedding to your son ! XOXO Carine.

    • I am so glad you love the bars too! Thanks so much for making my recipe and sharing your nice feedback here. Really appreciated. Enjoy the blog recipes. XOXO Carine.

  11. 5 stars
    I made it today and it is so good. I skipped the last step and just added one tablespoon of cocoa to the mix. It is amazing. Thanks for the recipe
    When I was cutting them they broke in pieces but still I am happy with the recipe.

    • The chocolate drizzle on top really help the bar to hold together or maybe wait 10 minutes after they have been freeze to cut them. They will be softer and easier to cut. Enjoy the recipes on the blog and thanks for trying them. XOXO Carine.

      • This is very helpful. Freezing them for 1-3 minutes and then cutting into individual bars seems to lead to the chocolate topping separating/falling off from the bars when cutting. I will let them sit out longer before cutting in the future.

  12. 5 stars
    These are yummy. I modified ’em slightly by adding cocoa powder to the nut butter and an extra squirt of chocolate flavored Stevia. So good. I’m an American currently living in Italy, and they melt for me, too, so I’ll keep ’em in the freezer until I’m ready to eat one. Of course, no central heat or air here, so the house is usually pretty warm except for rooms I turn on an air conditioner in.

    Thanks again! Quick and easy!

  13. 5 stars
    Hi Carine, I am also an expat (from UK) living in NZ 🙂 I have recently found your website and loving the look of your recipes, all sound so delicious! I am new to the low carb/ sugarfree lifestyle and trying to get supplies together for my pantry. What sweetener and sugarfree chocolate do you prefer to use and where do you purchase them in NZ? I am struggling to find a sugarfree chocolate to use, or find the swerve that you mention. I would be so grateful for any advice as I can’t wait to start making your delicious looking recipes! Many thanks, Becca

    • Hello! I am so happy to have more NZ based people on my blog! We can’t find swerve in NZ. However, we have great sugar free crystal sweetener that you can shop in the baking aisle of Countdown or Pak n save (I shop all my ingredients from them!). I recommend Natvia as a sugar free crystal sweetener (australian brand). They also make sugar free icing sugar, cocoa powder and Nutvia – a sugar free chocolate spread 99% sugar free with no palm oil. It is natural, low carb and low calories. For chocolate, you have got different options. If you are new to sugar free, using 85% cocoa chocolate is a good start, I love Lindt. If I want 100% sugar free I buy the chocolate bits from Healtheries – often sold in the organic aisle of supermarket. It exist in milk or dark chocolate flavors. Finally, sugar free chocolate bars I snack on are from Well Naturally ( my favorite as it sweetened with stevia, no maltitol – the previous brand use maltitol and it upset my stomach if eat too much). If you follow me on instagram, I often show what I eat in my live story. I hope this help you start your low carb diet easily ! Have a lovely time on the blog. XOXO Carine.

    • Yes of course. If you intend to store them for a while – few weeks, I recommend to store the in Ziploc bag. Defrost an hour before eating. Enjoy the recipe and all the healthy treats on the blog. XOXO Carine.

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