Baked Granola Bars: A Versatile, Any Day, Dairy-Free Snack


Over 10 years ago, I discovered this versatile baked granola bars recipe on AllRecipes.  I’ve since experimented with many dairy-free variations, and decided to update this post. I’ve also added some fresh new photos so you can see how they turn out! The version pictured is actually gluten free, but they look pretty identical to the wheat-based version.

Baked Granola Bars Recipe (versatile, dairy-free, and optionally gluten-free, nut-free or vegan)

Special Diet Notes: Baked Granola Bars

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, optionally gluten-free, optionally nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian.

For egg-free and vegan baked granola bars, swap in your favorite egg replacerWe like aquafaba for this recipe, but powdered egg replacer or even 3 tablespoons of additional applesauce might work well.

Baked Granola Bars
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These tender baked granola bars are very versatile, and can be enjoyed with different mix-ins for a range of flavors.
Serves: 20 bars
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F and line a 9x13-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, flour, dried fruit, walnuts (if using), cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Put the sugar, flaxseed, honey, oil, applesauce, egg, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until relatively smooth. Add the dry mixture and stir to combine.
  4. Scrape the dough into your prepared pan and evenly press it in with damp hands. It will be rather sticky, but water on your hands helps to prevent sticking.
  5. Bake 25 minutes, or until the edges are golden.
  6. Let cool completely in the pan. Remove the bars using the parchment paper and cut into bars.

Key Pantry Ingredients: Baked Granola Bars

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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