Oatmeal Coconut Bars


Special Diet Notes: Oatmeal Coconut Bars

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, plant-based, vegan, and vegetarian.

For gluten-free oatmeal coconut bars, use gluten-free oats.

Oatmeal Coconut Bars
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This recipe was altered slightly from a report in the Cadillac News about a vegan/vegetarian caterer, Susan Rivers.
Serves: 12 bars
  • 1-1/2 cups quick oats
  • 2 tablespoons dairy-free margarine
  • 1 cup maple syrup, divided
  • 1 cup carob chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cups walnuts or pecans
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons plain dairy-free milk beverage
  1. Preheat oven to 350º
  2. Combine the oats, margarine and ½ cup maple syrup.
  3. Press the mixture into the bottom of a greased 8 x 8 baking dish.
  4. Combine the remaining ingredients, including the ½ cup of maple syrup, and spread this mixture on top of the crust.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes.
  6. Let cool before cutting into squares.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, 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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