Bready or Not Original: No-Bake Almond Granola Bars

Posted by on Apr 12, 2023 in Blog, Bready or Not, breakfast, gluten-free, healthier, maple, nutty | 0 comments

These No-Bake Almond Granola Bars are fast to make and contain wholesome, basic ingredients. Plus, they are delicious.

Bready or Not Original: No-Bake Almond Granola Bars

I made this recipe several times to find the right balance of ingredients. Too many almonds and oats, and nothing sticks together. You think it’s solid until you try to cut the chilled bars. (I speak from experience.)

Bready or Not Original: No-Bake Almond Granola Bars

I find it fun to make little swaps with the ingredients, too. Use cashew butter or another kind of nut butter! Try different varieties of honey. You could even use pumpkin spice mix or other spices to give it a different vibe.

Bready or Not Original: No-Bake Almond Granola Bars

The end result will keep for a week or two in the fridge, and even longer in the freezer!

Bready or Not Original: No-Bake Almond Granola Bars

These no-bake breakfast/snack bars use straightforward, delicious ingredients to make a likewise delicious bar.
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: almond, maple, no bake, oats
Author: Beth Cato


  • 9×9 pan
  • aluminum foil
  • nonstick spray
  • food processor
  • waxed paper
  • heavy glass


  • 1 cups almonds or buy pre-chopped almonds
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt reduce if using regular table salt or salted nut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy almond butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Line a 9×9 square pan with foil and apply nonstick spray.
  • If the almonds are whole, give them a rough chop in food processor, just a few pulses.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, cinnamon, and salt, and stir to blend. If the almond butter is stiff, measure it into a separate microwave-safe bowl and heat it for 20-30 seconds to soften it. Add almond butter, maple syrup or honey, and vanilla extract to the big bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir together until it forms a cohesive mass. If it seems too liquid, add more oats; if it’s too dry, add more almond butter. Stir in the chopped almonds to distribute them throughout.
  • Dump the mixture into the prepared pan. Even out some, then use a pan-size piece of wax paper and a heavy glass to compress the dough evenly.
  • Stash the pan in the fridge for at least an hour, or until the next day. Slice into bars of desired size. Store between stacked waxed paper layers in the fridge, or freeze for later enjoyment.


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