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Coconut Chocolate Chip “Magic” Granola Bars

Recipe from @choccoveredkt can be sugar-free / gluten-free / vegan / with no flour and absolutely no high fructose corn syrup. Full recipe here:

I’ve spent most of the weekend, most of the week before it, and really most of the entire month before that working on a blog post to be published either tomorrow or Tuesday… and I don’t think I’ve ever been so nervous or excited about anything I’ve ever published before.

After hours staring at a computer screen, writing and then promptly deleting paragraphs over and over again, I very often found myself needing “study breaks.” And—just like back in high school—my favorite form of procrastination from working is to make and eat food.

Some things don’t change!

Coconut Granola Bars

Unsweetened Coconut

healthy granola bars

These granola bars are a product of one such study break. It’s amazing how productive you can be at a task when you’re trying to procrastinate doing something else.

Don’t believe me? Just try cleaning your apartment the next time you don’t want to work… 😉

They can be sugar-free, flourless, and there’s no baking required. If you can imagine eating one of those popular Coconut Seven Layer Bars in the form of a granola bar, that sort of describes these!

Coconut Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Coconut Chocolate Chip “Magic” Granola Bars

Yield: Makes 6-8 Bars
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  • 1 cup quick oats, or gluten-free quick oats (80g)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut, regular or reduced-fat (14g) (Don’t like coconut? Try these bars)
  • 1/4 cup oat flour, gluten-free if desired (or grind up rolled oats in a food processor, then measure out 1/4 cup) (35g)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3-4 tbsp mini chocolate chips (30-40g)
  • 1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil (40g)
  • pinch uncut stevia OR 2 tbsp agave or pure maple syrup (or honey for non-vegans)
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice (60g) (decrease to 2 tbsp if using agave or maple)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


If using coconut oil, you can freeze instead of baking for no-bake granola bars. Otherwise, grease a loaf pan and preheat oven to 400 F. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients until evenly incorporated. Transfer to the loaf pan, spread out, and press down VERY firmly with a sheet of wax paper or a small spatula. Bake 10 minutes. Then press down very firmly again. So that they don’t crumble, wait for the bars to cool completely before trying to invert the loaf pan onto a plate. If cooled completely, they should come off the pan in one big piece. Then you can cut into bars. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers for optimal freshness.

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Published on November 16, 2014

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  1. randi says

    i made these tonight using coconut flour in the place of the oat flour. not a good move. they came out very dry and crumbly. however, the taste is good, so i can see that these are probably excellent if made according to the directions as written. oh well, i’ll still eat it all…

  2. Granny Carol says

    Katie, I love your recipes. You are very inventive and the recipes are yummy. Keep up the good work.

    I’m A Big Fan,
    Granny Carol

  3. Alexandra says

    THESE ARE SO DELICIOUS OMG!! I love baking healthy but they normally turn out gross or with a weird consistency but these are awesome. I used canola oil instead of vegetable and it still turned out great. My parents (and I) have huge sweet tooths and i made them and they both loved them!! When i told them they had NO added sugar, refined flour, butter and eggs, they were shocked! This shows them that baking healthy can be easy, delicious, and good for you! Thanks so much for the recipie, I am definitely making these again soon! 🙂

  4. Jacklyn says

    Been doing your recipes for nearly 2 years now 🙂 I think it drives my husband nuts that I make all his favourite things healthy. I made the Oreos once as I don’t buy them because of palm oil. Wondering if you avoid palm oil as well as you always have such good alternatives in your recipes.

  5. Morgan says

    Absolutely love these! I make a quadruple batch and they last about a week in my family of five. To be fair I do hide them in the back of the fridge or they would be gone longer. 😉 Perfect alternative to purchased bar snacks.



  6. Samantha says

    These were so good! They taste like fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies! How do i make sure they don’t fall apart?

  7. Karen Becker says

    I made these tonight and they turned out great! I went with the baked version and used honey for the sweetener and coconut oil. I am so glad I found your website 🙂

  8. Karen Becker says

    These bars are great! I have tried them baked and no bake, but I prefer them baked. Easy to make and the whole family loves them.

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