No-Bake Almond Oat Bars

These no-bake almond oat bars are crammed full of delicious healthy oats, almonds, almond butter and honey. Easily portable, they’re a guaranteed energy boost just when you need it most.

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These no-bake almond oat bars are EXACTLY the kind of snack you want to be taking with you when you’re about to conquer a mountain, like Scotland’s biggest mountain – Ben Nevis as we did!

Best of all they’re easy!

All it takes to make these no-bake almond oat bars are just those four ingredients and 10 minutes assembly. Then pop it in the fridge overnight and cut it into bars in the morning.

Your no-bake almond oat bars will fit perfectly into your hiking lunchbox.

Ideal too if you’re just looking for a quick pick me up snack during a non-hiking day though!

Crammed full of healthy wholegrain oats, almonds, almond butter and honey. These simple, easy no-bake almond oat bars are a guaranteed energy boost just when you need it most.

Can you imagine the vital instant energy boost from the natural sugars and then the slower release of constant energy from the carbs in the wholegrain oats really giving you that “lift” and then keeping you going, to reach that summit, just when you feel like you’re flagging a little?

Yep, been there? Well. It’s all here in these delicious no-bake almond oat bars. In fact, it’s pretty vital to make sure you are constantly keeping your energy levels “topped up” especially when you’re out hiking, because, did you know, on average climbing / Hillwalking Mountains like these, can burn 400 calories an hour?

So let’s get baking or rather in this case, not baking! 😉

5 from 2 votes
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No-Bake Almond Oat Bars
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Crammed full of healthy wholegrain oats, almonds, almond butter and honey. These simple, easy no-bake bars are a guaranteed energy boost just when you need it most.
Course: Home Baking
Servings: 8
Calories: 470 kcal
  • 250 g smooth sugar free almond butter
  • 300 g smooth natural honey
  • 225 g porridge oats
  • 75 g flaked almonds
  1. Line the bottom and sides of an 8x8inch square baking tin with greaseproof / parchment paper.
  2. In a large saucepan over a gentle heat, place the almond butter and honey and stirring constantly, allow these to melt and infuse together. Remove from the heat.
  3. Stir in the oats and almonds and combine the mixture well together.
  4. Put the combined sticky mixture into the lined baking tin and flatten it out all over by pressing down with the tips of your fingers making sure the bottom of the tin is evenly lined.
  5. Place the baking tin into the fridge overnight.
  6. In the morning, remove from the fridge, lift out the hardened slab using the greaseproof paper onto a cutting board, and cut into 8 bars.
  7. Store in a fridge in an airtight container to keep as fresh as possible until time to eat.
Recipe Notes

The bars are quite sticky so you might want to keep a piece of greaseproof paper/ parchment paper underneath them as I do.

Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Almond Oat Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 470 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4.3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 57.4g 19%
Dietary Fiber 7.4g 30%
Sugars 32.6g
Protein 13.4g 27%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 15%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Crammed full of healthy wholegrain oats, almonds, almond butter and honey. These simple, easy no-bake almond oat bars are a guaranteed energy boost just when you need it most.

Lynne and I always have some kind of home-made oat or energy bar with us whilst out hillwalking. That’s just sensible to do that. Oh, and obviously the waterproofs too! 😐

Crammed full of healthy wholegrain oats, almonds, almond butter and honey. These simple, easy no-bake almond oat bars are a guaranteed energy boost just when you need it most.

I’ll make us different energy bars though, like these fruit and nut snack bars or these pecan nut biscuit bars, which were recently featured in

Right, well, as I promised you folks in the quinoa kale almond salad post here’s a couple of pictures from the archives of previous climbing attempts of Ben Nevis.

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My second cousin Michelle’s attempt. She didn’t quite make it. Good effort though!

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The Summit. Pretty good weather for April! The forecast for this weekend? Nope I’m not going to talk about it!

Of course if you can’t wait to see our actual pictures next week, you could always check out some of our more recent hillwalking adventures in the hillwalking archives.

So, we’re off on Friday and back on Monday. Folks, until next week, have yourself a great weekend, and remember you’ve still time to enter the TinaTio oven gauntlets giveaway! 🙂

I’ll leave you, as usual, as its Thursday, with the link up chez Ms Spoons at Running with Spoons and no shortage there of excellent blog reading!

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  1. Mmm these look amazing! I love granola bars and this looks super easy to make plus i am sure it tastes wonderful! I would love a granola bar right now 🙂

    • says:

      Thanks for your comment Sweetima.

      Yes, they are really easy to make, great for when time is short! 🙂

  2. No bake is MUSIC to my ears!!! 🙂 I cannot eat almonds or oats though, womp womp but I know these will be a MOUTH-PLEASER to man-friend!
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    • says:

      Ah, thank you GiGi, I’ll need to make a no bake hiking snack suitable for yourself next time. Something I will look into and I consider it a challenge! 🙂

  3. says:

    Trying to make food easier Liz and I think I managed to succeed with this one. Thank you! 😀

  4. These do look delicious and very energy dense! Perfect for hiking in the mountains! My husband and I really enjoyed hiking (pre-baby and all) and I think these would be perfect to take on our long hikes.

    • says:

      Hi Heather, thank you for commenting. 🙂

      I’ve just wrapped the final three of these bars ready for our hike up Ben Nevis tomorrow. I’m pretty sure we’ll be in need of these during the 1344m we’ll be climbing!

  5. These almond oat bars look like the ultimate healthy and nourishing of snacks. Yum!
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    • says:

      Thank you Thalia. 🙂

      Whilst these snacks are definitely going to be healthy and nourishing for us, and pretty portable too, I’d so love one of your delicious cakes at the top. Might be a bit more difficult carrying it though. 😉

  6. I finished the book about the nurse in Scotland. I feel so far away from you now. ANd that distance will be further when you conquer a freaking mountain, you crazy man.
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    • says:

      The mountain has been conquered Suz, and soon enough I will be back littering the blog with hundreds of photographs to bring us closer together again. 🙂

  7. I cannot wait to see your pictures from this trip to Ben Nevis! I shivered a little when I saw the amount of snow y’all had in April up there! YIKES! But – if I had these bars – I’d forget about the cold! With only 4 ingredients and the fact that they don’t need to be baked – what a great recipe!
    Hope you and Lynn have a safe and fun trip, Neil!
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    • says:

      Thank you Shashi, I can see I’ve hit on something really popular here with this no bake bar. So many variations of it in my head now. 😉

  8. I made some baked oatmeal bars this past weekend for Luke’s lunches and they were as the kids say an “epic fail” — he’s so nice though, he always eats my terrible creations and swears they aren’t as bad as I say. These bars however, look and sound wonderful, AND you don’t have to bake them, which always works for me! 😉
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    • says:

      I’m pretty sure that you are overly harsh on yourself regarding your cooking and baking Erin! I would have loved to have tried your baked oatmeal bars, any kind of home baking is great to me, and also great that you at least try!

      Looking forward to seeing you guys on Saturday! 😀

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