Healthy Oatmeal Bars Recipe

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These healthy oatmeal bars are so much better than store-bought snacks! Everyone will love their soft texture and delicious flavor. (gluten-free, dairy-free)

These healthy oatmeal bars are so much better than store-bought snacks! Everyone will love their soft texture and delicious flavor. (gluten-free, dairy-free)

Homemade snacks are essential in my house. My kids are always looking for something to eat after school, and I need snacks to get myself through a busy workday. If there isn’t something nutritious to eat, I can fall into the potato chip trap pretty easily.

These healthy oatmeal bars are so much better than the store-bought version!

This healthy oatmeal bars recipe is just the thing we all need on those crazy days. These bars are soft, but they also have lots of texture from the oats, almonds, and shredded coconut. And chocolate is always a welcome addition to granola bars. I like the mini chocolate chips from Enjoy Life because they get distributed evenly throughout the bar.

These healthy oatmeal bars are so easy to make!

Healthy Homemade Oatmeal Bars Tips

It’s a good idea to let these bars cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting them so that they keep their structure. If you can’t resist taking a taste before that, you can cut out a little sliver around the edge of the pan. We do a lot of slivers in my house.

Store these homemade oatmeal bars at room temperature for up to 3 days, or freeze for later.

For a similar snack with a fruity twist, try my strawberry granola bars.

Healthy Oatmeal Bars

These healthy oatmeal bars are the perfect grab and go snack.
Print Recipe
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes

Recommended Equipment


  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 ripe banana mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the melted oil, maple syrup, banana, egg, and vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture.
  • Add the oats, coconut, almonds, and chocolate chips. Stir to combine.
  • Press the dough into the 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges are beginning to get brown.
  • Cool on a wire rack and cut into 14 bars. (If you try to cut them before they’re completely cool, they may crumble a bit.) Store in an airtight container for several days, or freeze them.

Approximate Nutrition Info

Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 14
Calories: 315kcal
Cost: $.51 per serving

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Healthy Oatmeal Bars Recipe Price Breakdown

This recipe costs a total of $7.10 to make, or $.51 per serving. I love these healthy oatmeal bars for a quick snack on a busy day.


  1. Hi. I plan on making these for my hiking vacay. Can I freeze these ahead of time? Also. Ive never baked with coconut oil. So it comes as a solid do I measure it out as a solid or after melted? Thanks!!

  2. I have a question….I did these today and they taste delish, but they are soft and and really dont hold their shape…..anyone know maybe what I did wrong…I followed the recipe! thank you

    1. Natalie, the estimated calories for this recipe are 315kcal per bar (see updated nutrition breakdown at the bottom of the recipe card). Actual calories may vary according to what brand of each ingredient you use.

  3. 5 stars
    My say – eat your oatmeal bars only if there are choco chips i it 😀 Because that’s how it has to be eaten 😀 I make it all the time and it looks sooo delicious!

  4. 5 stars
    My kids start back to school in a month and these would be the perfect breakfast base for them with some fruit to get them going for the day. Thank you so much for this recipe, I can’t wait to try them!

  5. 5 stars
    I am a proponent of “slivers” as in “just a sliver” — which in the aggregate, usually ends up being more than a regular serving — LOL. These oatmeal bars sound delicious!

  6. 5 stars
    I am totally pinning this! I gave up refined sugars and haven’t had a good granola bar since. Definitely need to try making my own! They look amazing! 🙂

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