No Bake Granola Bars

This recipe for granola bars requires no oven which makes it that much easier to prepare ahead of time. They are very versatile and great as a snack to pack with work or school lunches. Get creative and have fun with different combinations and flavor profiles!






Health Benefit:

Greek yogurt is a great source of complete protein to support strong bones. Nuts and nut butter contain healthy fats that promote brain health. Maple syrup is a natural sweetener rich in antioxidants. Oats are a whole grain.



Baking dish

Large bowl

Small bowl



2 cups rolled oats

1/4 cup chopped nuts of choice

1/4 cup coconut flakes

1/2 cup nut butter of choice

1/2 cup maple syrup

4 TBSP Greek yogurt


You can substitute/add any of the ingredients for some of your favorites. Use any type of nuts and nut butter. You can omit the coconut flakes. You can add other additions like dark chocolate chips or raisins. Feel free to add spices like cinnamon. 

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper; Mix together oats, nuts, and coconut flakes in a large bowl 

Step 2

In a small bowl, mix nut butter with maple syrup; Pour over oat mixture and mix everything together until well combined 

Step 3

Transfer mixture to baking dish, creating an even layer and pressing down firmly 

Step 4

Set in the freezer for one hour; Remove and slice into bars (makes about 8 depending on size); Transfer back to freezer for an additional hour 

Step 5

Drizzle yogurt of choice on top; Enjoy!