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Close up of sliced homemade vegan oatmeal breakfast bars on butcher paper.

Easy Vegan Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

  • Author: Raquel Smith
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x


A quick, filling, and nutritious breakfast bar that you’ll want to make every week! Oats, almonds, and shredded coconut give these bars a satisfyingly dense texture without being heavy. These are great for breakfast, or a mid-morning snack with a cup of coffee.


  • Cooking oil spray
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar, or coconut sugar
  • 3/4 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with a piece of parchment and grease with cooking oil spray.
  2. Mix the flax and water together in a small bowl to make a flax egg, and set aside. Combine the oats, flour, salt, baking powder, and turbinado sugar in a large bowl (larger than you think you will need). Add the almonds, raisins, and coconut and mix well.
  3. Melt the coconut oil in a glass 2-cup measuring cup or a heat-safe bowl in the microwave. Add the peanut butter and stir until thoroughly combined. Add the apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, flax egg, and vanilla, and stir well.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the oat mixture and stir well until all the ingredients are moistened. I find it easiest and most effective to use my hands – just dig in.
  5. Dump the dough into your prepared pan and spread it out evenly . Using your hands, press the dough down very firmly all round the pan. The harder you press, the better the bars will stay together when you cut them.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes, rotating halfway through. They should be lightly golden on top and the sides should be just a bit crunchy. Let cool completely, then remove from the pan and cut into 12 equally sized bars.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Vegan
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Keywords: breakfast bars, oatmeal, vegan, healthy snack