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College is again in session! To rejoice, here’s a nut-free granola bar recipe that may simply even be made gluten-free and is prepared in 20 minutes! No baking required! These granola bars are excessive in fibre and have some protein too. Pack them for a recess or after faculty snack, or pair them with some protein (like a tough boiled egg or Greek yogurt) and a few fruit within the morning for a fast, filling breakfast! For those who attempt these bars, be certain that to tag us in your footage on Fb and Instagram @VancouverDietitians!



  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats (licensed gluten-free if mandatory)

  • 1 cup rice crisp cereal

  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds

  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds

  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted

  • ½ cup sunflower seed butter

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • Pinch of salt

  • 2 tbsp darkish chocolate chips



  1. In a big mixing bowl stir collectively the oats, cereal, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, coconut, and chia seeds

  2. In a small mixing bowl stir collectively the melted coconut oil, sunflower seeds butter, honey, vanilla extract

  3. Pour moist combination over dry combination and stir to mix

  4. Add a pinch of salt and stir once more

  5. Line a 8-inch or 9-inch sq. pan with parchment paper and spoon the combination into the pan and roughly unfold out

  6. Sprinkle on the chocolate chips in a fair layer

  7. Use a spatula or barely moist arms to firmly press down on the combination. Be sure to pack down the combination as a lot as attainable as a result of this can make sure the bars keep collectively higher

  8. Switch the pan to the freezer and let agency up for no less than 10 minutes (I depart them in a single day)

  9. Slice into bars, wrap and retailer in fridge or freezer