No Bake Breakfast Granola Bars

No bake breakfast granola bars. These are low calorie, nut free and so easy to make. They’re not only ideal as a quick grab breakfast, but as a healthy snack option during the day too!

No bake breakfast granola bars. These are low calorie, nut free and so easy to make. They’re not only ideal as a quick grab breakfast, but as a healthy snack option during the day too!

There’s just so many good things to say about these no bake breakfast granola bars.

So let’s start by simply saying that they’re delicious.

Then, that they’re stuffed full of healthy seeds and fruit.

They have a fantastic chocolatey taste as well.

But for me, the very best thing is that I can make these at the weekend and I’ve got 12 healthy snack bars to last the whole week, until I’ll make another batch the following weekend! 😀

No bake breakfast granola bars. These are low calorie, nut free and so easy to make. They’re not only ideal as a quick grab breakfast, but as a healthy snack option during the day too!

Folks, I love to see which of my recipes you click on the most and which ones receive the most comments.

So when I recently published my no bake almond oat bars, and you sent it right to the top of your favourite recipes where it remained for days after, I made a note to bring you a similar recipe as soon as possible.

Et voila! These no bake breakfast granola bars!

And, these are just so tasty!

Lady Lynne couldn’t wait to have one of these each day, choosing to have her no bake breakfast granola bar as a snack as opposed to having it for breakfast. But that’s why these bars are perfectly versatile!

When I took them in for a taste test at work, they went down equally well too.

I just stuck the box in the work kitchen with a label on it saying what they were and basically “help yourself” and on returning to the kitchen within the hour they were gone.I think that’s validation enough, don’t you? 😉

So, if you want to start the day with a really tasty, healthy “quick grab” chocolatey tasting breakfast snack, perhaps on your way to the gym, or dashing out of the house then this is exactly what you need to satiate your appetite!

No Bake Breakfast Granola Bars
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No bake breakfast granola bars, low calorie, nut free, easy to make, full of healthy natural goodness with a fantastic light chocolate taste as well.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12
  • 100g coconut butter
  • 150g smooth natural honey
  • 100g rolled oats
  • 10g wheat bran (optional)
  • 35g desiccated coconut
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 75g pumpkin seeds
  • 75g sesame seeds
  • 100g chopped dried cherries / dried cranberries
  1. Line the bottom and sides of an 8x8 inch square baking tin with greaseproof / parchment paper.
  2. In a medium sized saucepan combine the coconut butter and honey together over a low heat.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the oats, wheat bran, coconut, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and dried cherries.
  4. Scrape the mixture into the lined baking tin and flatten it out all over by pressing down with the tips of your fingers making sure you get right into the corners and the bottom of the tin is evenly lined.
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  6. Remove from the fridge. And holding the greaseproof paper, lift the hardened slab from the baking tin onto a cutting board and cut into 12 bars.
  7. Keep the granola bars in an airtight container in the fridge until required.
Replace the honey with date syrup to make these Vegan.

All my recipes and conversions to U.S. measuring units can be found at my yummly page.


No Bake Nut Free Breakfast Granola Bars Nutrition Label

No bake breakfast granola bars, low calorie, nut free, easy to make, full of healthy natural goodness with a fantastic light chocolate taste as well.

Incidentally, I deliberately made these bars as a nut free recipe because a colleague at work has a nut intolerance and wasn’t able to enjoy the no bake almond oat bars recipe.

As I love to share my recipes, with everyone, I wouldn’t want anyone this time to miss out on some delicious home baking!

No bake breakfast granola bars. These are low calorie, nut free and so easy to make. They’re not only ideal as a quick grab breakfast, but as a healthy snack option during the day too!

Weekend Housebound

Here’s hoping you had a more exciting weekend than I did folks. Did you?

Basically after our usual Saturday morning trip to the gym, we returned to the house and then I more or less just shut myself in for the rest of the entire weekend!


Well, after the excitement and exhilaration of the previous weekend (I must be getting old  😉 ) with the Great Scottish Run , then a hectic week at work and still having to deal with that really annoying head cold, I decided it was time to chill and make a conscious effort to shift the “man flu”.

Not that it was a weekend spent lying in front of the TV, no, I was busying myself cooking away in the kitchen, photographing some new recipes and editing a whole raft of photographs of a recent hillwalking trip that needed done, in order to bring you those in a couple of weeks.

BTW, I’ve absolutely nothing against lying in front of the TV, it’s just I personally don’t feel that’s a weekend well spent. Nor am I one of those guys who’ll spend Saturday transfixed on the outcome of the football results. Again, nothing wrong with that, each to your own and all that sort of thing, it’s just I like to cook and do blog related things instead.

You know sometimes I think it’s “role reversal” in our household, in a traditional meaning, where the husband would go out to the football on a Saturday, whilst the wife might stay at home cooking the dinner? Well, Lynne went out with her friends on Saturday night, albeit not to the football though. And I stayed in and cooked dinner. Well at least for myself anyway. Lol.

I’ve missed a couple of Tuesday’s with recipe posting. They were there, they just couldn’t be completed in time, but I’m working on next Tuesday’s NEW curry recipe write up as we speak.

But anyway, that’s way than enough about me, so let’s hop on over to the Thursday link up with Amanda at Running with Spoons!

Catch you Tuesday folks with that new promised curry recipe, have a good one! 🙂

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  1. It’s easy, looks delicious and it’s vegan! Perfect recipe. I’ll surely give it a try, Niel.
    Thanks for sharing and success with the changes on your blog!
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    • says:

      Hi Debbie, thanks so much for your awesome comment! 🙂

      I’d love any feedback when you get a chance to make these!

      Just selected a new logo and design for the blog, so changes will begin to happen over the next couple of months. That’s the plan anyway 😉

  2. theres no excuse to skip breakfast if you make these! they look delicious and i love that they are made with wholesome ingredients! 🙂
    rachel @ athletic avocado recently posted…Coconut Cherry-Lime Recovery DrinkMy Profile

    • says:

      Thanks, there’s no excuse at all is there Rachel?

      In fact for these, I would expect to see people leaping out of bed! 🙂

  3. I’m really bad for eating breakfasts these days — as three out of five now I’m out the door by 6:20! I need to make some of these to keep for the week! I know that Luke would love them too! I’m laughing right now because your description of how you would not spend your weekend is exactly how Luke spends his (most of the time)! I’d love for him to want to be cooking away and not shouting at f’n Aberdeen at the top of his lungs. 😉 Glad to hear you’ve shifted your “man flu”! We’re both a bit sick this week. ‘Tis the season, I suppose!
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    • says:

      These would be so handy for you just to grab on your way out of the flat Erin!

      I couldn’t leave the house in the morning without at least having something. You must be starving by mid morning?

      Ha ha re: Luke, each to their own eh? There was a time I stood watching Dundee Utd. at the weekends, only to be solely disappointed most Saturdays. I think the “lows” were too much for me 😉

      I’m just about 100% there with my recovery from the “man flu”. However Lynne now has it……… oops!

  4. I never ever ever skip breakfast. In fact, sometime I have it throughout the day because, you know, most important meal and all! Have a great weekend! My body is still adjusting to the adrenaline let down of the marathon, and I’m not sore (though tired) so all I want to do is run!
    And I have to stop eating like I’m in training. No, I do not need to salt EVERYTHING.
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    • says:

      Nope, like you, I never ever skip breakfast either Suz, I just couldn’t function without it! 🙂

      Thanks, you have a great weekend too. I’ve got tons of blog stuff I’m working on at the moment, so it’s another “rest” weekend for me, but I’ll manage the usual 10k -12k on Saturday morning.

      I don’t know where you get all that energy from, but its pretty inspiring! 😀

  5. says:

    Thanks Fran! Definitely very tasty and difficult to actually NOT want to eat them all in one go. 😀

  6. These just look so good, had to pin! I love all the seeds, but I REALLY love all the coconut butter <3
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine recently posted…Slow Cooker Chipotle Pumpkin ChickenMy Profile

    • says:

      Thanks Rebecca, I’m really happy you liked them!

      I only recently started cooking with coconut butter, and I really like it. 🙂

  7. Can you say DELISH!! I’m all about a quick and easy granola bar. I’m going to start teaching boot camp at 8 am, which is at a weird time to make breakfast before I go. But I know I’ll be starving by the time I leave. I think these yummy granola bars would be perfect to eat on the road with a coffee! Such a great breakfast!
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    • says:

      Thank you so much Sam! And good luck with starting to teach your boot camp at 8am! 🙂

      I can guarantee that one of these granola bars would compliment your coffee so well. That’s how I love to have mine! 😀

  8. Neil these bars indeed sound delicious! I wish you worked with me cos I’d have taken the whole box then I could have had one for breakfast AND one for snack later! 🙂
    I hate to admit this, but my idea of a wonderful weekend is lounging around doing absolutely nothin – maybe yardwork but that’s it – life has a way of getting so busy especially on the weekends, so just wedging out is bliss for me!
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    • says:

      Can you imagine if we worked together? You and I would have the entire box scoffed by mid-day! 😆

      I can see us fighting off our co-workers as they try to reach the box and take one of OUR bars! Ha ha ha!

      You are welcome to come and do my yardwork any time! We only have a very small back garden, but it’s a pain and one of my most loathsome jobs is mowing the lawn or sweeping up leaves. Grrrr! And there’s about to be lots of that due as the leaves are beginning to fall off the trees here. Boooooooo!

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