No bake Sunbutter granola bars

A delicious, allergy friendly granola bar which requires 1 bowl and 10 minutes to whip up! The perfect snack to tide you over between meals- Gluten free and vegan too. 

No Bake Sunbutter Bars- A delicious, allergy friendly granola bar which requires 1 bowl and 10 minutes to whip up! The perfect snack to tide you over between meals- Gluten free and vegan too. @thebigmansworld -


Happy Friday everyone! The weekend is so close, I can almost taste it! I’ve got some brunch plans, a coffee catch up and a few bits and bobs here and there!

First things first, after telling you guys on Monday about the idea for a link up, I’ve decided to go ahead with it- Thank you so much for the support on the idea! I’ve been thinking what day to have the link up on- either Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. I also would love some input into a name for it! Reader Simone (Hi!) had a couple of suggestions-

-> Self Expression Thursdays/Fridays (or whatever day you guys would want the link up on)

-> Self Important Thursdays/Fridays (etc)

Seeing as I’m still up in the air for a name, I thought it’d be more exciting to offer an incentive for it (Thank you, Tara for this idea!)- So whoever comes up with the chosen alliteration for the new feature, I’ll have a little GIVEAWAY of goodies sent over to you- wherever you are in the World (and it will definitely involve Vegemite…just saying). Be creative and use those alliteration skills we learnt in high school! 


Now into normal posting- Seeing as its Friday, its another round of Off the Cuff Fridays, with a super easy recipe for you at the end!


You guys might be familiar with the initiative ‘Movember(or notice an increase in men sporting the ‘tash) in which here in Australia, there are several campaigns run. These campaigns are set out to raise awareness and understandings of risks men face, and funding for them! Furthermore, the program goals strive to help males living with prostate or testicular cancer to have the necessary support and care needed to be physically and mentally well. To do my bit, I’ve been growing my (poor excuse) for a mustache- I’ll ensure to have a picture by the end of the month- Try not to mistake me for Brad Pitt 😉 Find out more information here.


Who here used to use MSN messenger like it was their job? Guilty. I stumbled across this absolute gem which spoke volumes to me. Here are a couple of the best ones- See the rest HERE



My friend works in Promotions and Marketing….she posted this gem up after a recent campaign when Beyonce was in town. WHO PUTS QUEEN B IN THE BIN?


Speaking of Queen B- Check out this guy who puts her dancing to shame. I’m never going to do a HIIT workout again- this 2 minute dance in itself trumps it!




No Bake Sunbutter granola bars (Nut free option available)



No Bake SunButter Granola Bars

1 bowl and 10 minutes is all you'll need to whip up these healthy, allergy friendly no bake bars made with SunButter.
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Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld



  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, oat bran, shredded coconut and sunflower seeds and mix well. Line a 9 x 9 deep tray with baking paper and set aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, combine the sunflower seed butter, coconut oil and brown rice syrup and microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until melted.
  • Add the liquid mixture to dry mixture and ensure it is fully incorporated. Transfer the mixture to the lined tray and press firmly using your hands. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. Remove from pan and cut into even sized bars.


These bars can be kept at room temperature but taste great straight out of the fridge. They can be frozen for up to 3 months.
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    86 thoughts on “No bake Sunbutter granola bars

    1. I like Simones idea’s mostly because I can’t think of any. Self important Saturday Sunday sounds good. Self expression Sunday Saturday sounds awesome too 🙂

      It’s a cool idea. And I love these bars- yum! Keep procrastinating lol it’s good for our taste buds (who is being self important now lol)

    2. Selfie and selfish Sunday? You could post a selfie each week too :). I’m an Aussie reader and I just live your blog Arman.

      This weekend I am going to the beach- cannot.wait. 🙂

      Simone had some great ideas too- I like the self expression Sunday Saturday alliteration particularly 😉

    3. My brain is way too fried to think. Self expression or important Sunday can be my pick lol.

      Great recipe Arman- love your recipes always. I am also a fan of kangaroo like you- such an underrated meat.

      This weekend I am cramming and then sleeping and then I think I will schedule in a cry to relieve the stress from all of the cramming

      🙂 but then by this time next week all the study will be over. then the anxious wait for results start- fun.

      I love that guy dancing!

        1. I’m going to try quinoa flakes and maybe hemp seeds for the oat bran. Thoughts? I’ll let you know how it works.

          1. It worked and they’re amazing- tastes like the inside of a peanut butter cup. Here’s my substitutes: flax meal for oat bran, quinoa flakes for oats, added a scoop of vegan protein powder because the quinoa is not as absorbing as oats, and cut the honey in half. So amazing. Thank you

    4. I reckon Thursday or a Saturday for a link up as there tend to be none that I know of on those days…or even Sunday. Friday I know of quite a few. As for names…hmmm I’ve got Friday brain and I’m drawing a blank!

      That dance video is hilarious! It reminds me of back in the day when I was 19 I used to work in call centres and 99% of the guys that worked there were gay so I used to go out to clubs with them and there would always be drag queens performing and their dancing and lip synching was sometimes terrible but a lot of times it was as good as that video…ah memories!

      Yum to that granola bar recipe, I’m yet to try brown rice syrup but need to change that!

      1. Thanks for the input Jan- I’m thinking Thursday or Sunday!

        Hahaha that sounds awesome- seriously that guy…next time I want a quick cardio workout I’m going to attempt to mimic his moves! Definitely get onto the brown rice syrup…I got it because it was cheaper than honey lol!

    5. Oh gosh, those MSN memes just took me back 5 – 10 years lol, they were all so true at the time! And so help you if somebody didn’t reply for a while and changed their status to ‘Away’ … Yikes! 😛 I think my name used to change like the weather, full of emoticons and whatnot. Oh the shame of it all now.

      Matt Corby’s EP is so awesome, I’d recommend it to anybody! 🙂 It’s got a really chilled summer-ish vibe to it, perfect for lazy days where road trips to the beach are mandatory.

      Clever alliterative names escape me. I’ll just be happy to link up ;P

      1. Hi!
        I’m a long time reader, also an Aussie, living in Canada.
        In terms of the alliteration link up, I had a few ideas:
        1) More about me Mondays
        2) Talk and Tidbits Tuesdays
        3) Truthfully Me Tuesdays

      2. So much much TIME wasted on it!

        Thanks for wanting to link up- I’ll hopefully have details set in stone by next week! PS How funny everyone from Australian Idol who came 2nd place have outdone ALL the winners.

    6. That song: obsessed. Thank you. Oh and: Shamelessly Selfish Sharing…how’s that for alliteration? 😉

    7. Oh my God. That Beyonce dancer! His hair!! And that old carpet?! Fatasticly hilarious!!
      As for the link up, I think Thursdays or Sundays would be good. And… about
      ME – Selfish Sunday; Look at ME; let’s talk about ME….
      It’s my day off, my brain is empty!! 🙂 happy Weekend bello!!

      1. …oh dear my hair (without product) looks exactly like that hahaha! Can we have a dance off on Persian carpets?

        Most people are keen for Thursdays so I think I’ll put it in the works! Hope your having a BLAST of a weekend my friend. STAY AWAY FROM THE FOOD PROCESSOR.

    8. Self Centred Sundays!

      I always call my Sundays my ‘self centred’ days. They are the day I never work and always use to prep, plan and set myself up for the week ahead and indulge in some well earnt ‘me time’.

    9. Amy’s Talk and Tidbit Tuesdays and Ally’s Self Centered Sundays sound like great ideas…or “Tell me more (you twat) Thursdays?…
      Love the Beyoncé workout video – no kidding, those lunges and deep squats are seriously killer 🙂
      Sunbutter granola bars sound Fab! You are the official “no-bake granola bar” King!
      Hope your weekend is wonderful Arman!

      1. You hit the nail on the head, Shashi- those two are ones I’m really liking…Although anything with TWAT in it is a Winner in my book 😉

        Seriously its my new go to HIIT workout…

        Hope your weekend is going great Shashi 🙂

    10. I love Amy’s ^ ideas! She wins 🙂 haha I’m going to think about this over the weekend — too early for my brain to be working very hard right now. MSN messenger– such a throwback! Pretty sure I was on that thing 24/7. Ah those were the days. I am loving Sunbutter lately. I have a couple of others bars on my to-make list but certainly adding these to my never ending list. Have a great weekend friend!
      ps. Queen B = life.

      1. LOl – true story- My mum used to hide the modem or take it to work with her when I had days off school because I was such an addict!

        I think The Talk and Tidbit Thursdays might be it- The consensus seem to be hankering for a Thursday link up!

        PS expect a reply this afternoon 🙂

    11. HAHAHA poor Beyonce! HOW DARE THEY. I can’t remember what my msn name was! I miss it!!! But, on the bright side, my work has Sametime instant messaging, so it’s basically the same thing. I spend all day messaging my work friends instead of working.

    12. Seriously…who put Queen B in the bin. Not cool. Also I called it the bin. Who am I?

      Thoughtful Thursdays? OR more accurately FML Fridays?

    13. This is when I wish I had a creative bone when it came to thinking of titles…but considering that it took me a good year or two to come up with my own blog name, we’ll probably be here a while :S
      And oh my goodness, MSN…that takes me back. I remember in high school the thing to do was that if you were dating someone, you were expected to have their name in hearts somewhere in your screen name. Awkward.

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