Three Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal Bars

Just three easy ingredients are needed to make these delicious, customisable oatmeal bars! Tested out using various sticky sweeteners, these bars take less than five minutes to whip up and are gluten free, vegan and allergen friendly- The perfect lunch box snack or anytime healthy treat! 

Healthy 3 Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal Bars- Simple, quick and easy (and delicious!) no bake snack or dessert bars which take minutes- NO butter, oil, flour or sugar and a popular pin! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

 

Happy Wednesday friends!

Today is my first post as part of my collaboration with Kohl’s that I introduced to you guys in this post. In that post, I discussed how I’d be sharing easy, quick and delicious recipes which could be perfect for lunch boxes or snacks to have on hand and I’ve got a super simple, delicious one to share with you today! 

When I was a kid in primary and high school, food allergies were prevalent. However, when it came to food related allergies, there wasn’t very much in place. If I remember correctly, there were a few peanut allergies, one or two allergic to dairy and someone allergic to me.

Yes, Niki claimed to be allergic to me. 

Luckily for her, the only way to prevent her experiencing any form of turmoil was to keep quiet and eat pie. Minus the pie.

3 Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal Bars- Easy, delicious and the perfect healthy snack to have on hand- Naturally gluten free, vegan and allergen friendly!
These days, it seems that allergies and food intolerances have increased in such large proportions, schools and education facilities have gone to lengths to prevent any potential negative consequences. Something that has been put in place amongst many schools are complete nut bans on any food products served and brought to schools.

Long term readers know I have a ‘thing’ for no bake bars/balls/bites/insert APPROPRIATE B word of choice here. However, most, if not all of them, contain a nut butter and/or nuts in some form. These days, it is rare to come across cost effective snack bars or bites which is not only cost effective, but allergen friendly too. Today, I’ve got you guys covered and perfect to pack in your lunch boxes or stored on your kitchen counter for easy snacking. 

3 Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal Bars- Easy, delicious and the perfect healthy snack to have on hand- Naturally gluten free, vegan and allergen friendly!

These Three Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal bars are ridiculously easy, delicious and perfect for little (or big!) hands to help out in the kitchen. No fancy gadgets are needed and just 10 minutes to all whole batch of these delicious bars. I’ve tried these out several times using different grain base, different sticky sweetener and two types of allergen friendly spreads- Sunflower seed butter and soy nut butter. I prefer the sunflower seed butter but either option works well. Of course, you could stick to any nut butter but this makes them non allergen friendly or best for home consumption.

I can live with that.

PS- Side note- If you notice a slight green tinge in the bars, blame the Sunbutter. 

3 Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal Bars- Easy, delicious and the perfect healthy snack to have on hand- Naturally gluten free, vegan and allergen friendly!

Make these healthy three ingredient no bake oatmeal bars and #makeyourmove…to the kitchen. Oh, and to sensible (allergen free!) snacking! 

Three Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal Bars

Just three easy ingredients are needed to make these delicious, customisable oatmeal bars! Tested out using various sticky sweeteners, these bars take less than five minutes to whip up and are gluten free, vegan and allergen friendly- The perfect lunch box snack or anytime healthy treat!
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Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free oat bran Can sub for rolled oats, quick oats or oat flour, however see notes
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seed butter Can sub for soy nut butter or nut butter of choice if not allergen specific
  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup can sub for any sticky sweetener however see notes
  • Chocolate chips/fruits etc optional

Instructions

  • Line a deep baking tray or pan with grease proof paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the oat bran and set aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, melt the sunflower seed butter with the brown rice syrup until combined.
  • Pour the liquid mixture into the dry and mix well until fully incorporated.
  • Transfer the mixture into the lined pan and press into it firmly. If desired, top with chocolate chips or fruit etc and then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
  • Remove and cut into bars or lunch box sized squares

Notes

Depending on what type of grain base type you use and sweetener you may need to adjust the sweetener amount and/or grain amount- Follow this procedure- If too wet, add an extra 1/4 cup of oats. If too dry, add an extra tablespoon of sticky sweetener until a firm batter is formed.
Bars can be kept at room temperature covered for up to a week or refrigerated/frozen for up to a month+.
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3 Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal Bars- Easy, delicious and the perfect healthy snack to have on hand- Naturally gluten free, vegan and allergen friendly!

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94 thoughts on “Three Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal Bars

  1. These are great for kids to bring to school since most schools now are going nut free. I do have some allergies including almonds and walnuts which gets really annoying! It’s not a severe nut allergy but I do need to be careful.

  2. I definitely thought I was allergic to my older brother at times when I was growing up, but it turned out that I was only allergic to grass/dust/pollen. I still avoided him at all costs though.
    I love easy/no bake recipes! Keep them coming!

  3. Hahaha…”Keep quiet and eat pie. Minus the pie.” I love it! I just got back from visiting my sister, and I would have loved to use that line on her. Also, these bars look awesome. I’ve never used sunflower seed butter before, but I am totally intrigued. I need to check it out. And then I need the pie that Niki didn’t eat.

  4. I’m allergic to people who are allergic to peanut butter.
    Kidding, of course. I guess I could live off of sunflower seed butter or almond butter while sneaking spoonfuls of peanut butter in a bush somewhere.
    But seriously, these look mighty tasty. Hooray for three ingredients!

  5. I just ran out of the fudge. Okay I just ate 4 pieces of fudge for breakfast and need substitutes now. I love that you used sunbutter as this is the only nut butter I still have at home. Yes I completely ignore that sunflower seeds are no nuts. Luckily I am not allergic to any nuts or seeds so I can afford the ignorance!
    So this was basically the longest possible way to say that I am making those tonight 😉

  6. Allergic….yes….to gluten (is that even an allergy?), dairy, eggs, soy, apples, oranges. mangoes, cocoa, coffee, seafood, and intolerant to all types of sugar minus agave and stevia. HELP! But I did used to tell my parents that I was allergic to a popular hardware store chain here in the USA. I used to sneeze every time I went in there so my sis was convinced too!

  7. Isn’t it so cool how sunflower seed butter turns stuff green? Apparently, the seeds contain chlorophyll so when it is exposed to air or heat, it turns green! It really is no surprise I’m going into Biology at uni #proudsciencenerd

  8. Haha – too funny Nikki claimed she was allergic to YOU! I’ve have a co-worker who says that to me – guess I shouldn’t share these bars with him!
    These sound perfect for back-to school snacks or even after school treats!

  9. It seriously scares me how prevalent food allergies are in schools these days! I worked at a day care for over a year and seriously would go around pouring 10 different kinds of nut milks, soy milk, 2% etc. then go down the line of who is gluten free, who is pork free, who has to be put on a lockdown from nuts (can you imagine if i was allergic to nuts =l) It also frightens me that people think it could be the GMOs/artificial things that are leading to allergies and disorders like autism and AHHH WHAT IS THE WORLD..

    but before it gets too eternally depressing, let me just say how much i love sunflower butter, even though it is a heinous color of poopy brown. These look delicious though, even if i am “green” with envy 😉

  10. It’s ‘funny’ how almost all bloggers overseas seem to know the banning of certain foods for allergy reasons. That was never an issue around here. Nonetheless, I’m sure the simplicity and low cost of these bars has the potential of convincing many parents to prepare their own bars instead of going for sugar-laden storebought ones.

  11. I always have these ingredients on hand so it would def be so easy to make these in my college apartment! I agree that food allergies have grown a big deal in the last decade, in elementary school my bff was allergic to peanuts and there was a serrate lunch table for those kids who were allergic to peanuts, now there are so many more allergies wheat, dairy, eggs and things you would never think people would be allergic too!

  12. OH MY GOD IS THE SUNFLOWER BUTTER?!?! The last recipe I made were sunflower butter chickpea blondies…and they turned GREEN in the oven! I thought it was the imitation vanilla I used X-) Why does it do that?! I need to research this! Thanks Arman!

      1. Love your blog and the recipes I’ve tried so far, but after making a couple of no-bake bars with sunbutter, I’ve discovered I don’t really like it. I find the texture too dense and rubbery. Perhaps its because I used a jar variety and didn’t make my own from sunflower seeds? I’m not allergic to peanuts but I try to stick to paleo/primal as much as possible. Would love to see your version of a paleo fig cookie/pastry.

    1. Hi Cassidy! If you plug the information into a calorie counting website, it will provide all the information you need 🙂 Once you cut them into your desired bar size, you can calculate each individual serving size based on that 🙂 Enjoy!

  13. Hi! How many bars does 1/2 cups gluten free oat bran (Can sub for rolled oats, quick oats or oat flour, however see notes), 1/2 cup sunflower seed butter (Can sub for soy nut butter or nut butter of choice if not allergen specific), 1/2 cup brown rice syrup (can sub for any sticky sweetener however see notes) make? What size of pan would you recommend for this? Thank you!

  14. Hi there. These look great, but I would like to know approximate yield. Planning to make this as part of a preschool class cooking project. If you used a 8 x 8 inch pan, I would imagine that the recipe will yield 16 bars. I’m planning on buying the ingredients, but the preschool teachers will direct the kids in making them, so I would like to give them clear instructions. Thanks!

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