Grain-Free Granola Bars – A Favorite for School Lunches

  • Author: Halle Cottis
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 20 square bars 1x
  • Category: snacks
  • Method: food processor
  • Cuisine: american


Grain Free Granola Bars – A favorite For School Lunches



  • 2.5 cups mixed nuts and seeds (add about 1/2 cup of each variety of nut/seed)
  • 1/21 cup dried fruits
  • 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup almond butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg


  1. Begin by pouring the nut/seed ingredients into a food processor. If using large pieces of dried fruit you can also add them to the processor at this time or chop them by hand.
  2. Pulse ingredients for a short time. You aren’t trying to get them super tiny – larger chunks are okay.
  3. Add the coconut, chopped dried fruit, coconut and chocolate chips to the mixture.
  4. In a saucepan, warm and mix together the remaining ingredients.
  5. Turn off the heat and pour the nut mixture into the saucepan to combine all ingredients together.
  6. Pour the mixture into an 8×8 silicone pan or similar size container lined with parchment paper.
  7. Press firmly and evenly to make a square.
  8. Place in the freezer for two hours.
  9. Store in refrigerator or freezer.


Recipe slightly adapted from Seasonal Family


  • Serving Size: 1 bar