Dairy Free Granola Bar Recipe

By | January 21, 2016

21st January is Granola Bar Day. A typical granola is filled with oats comprised of proteins and useful fibers. In the 19th century, it was a popular breakfast food until the 1970’s. During this time it was converted into a snack bar. A lot of debate has been about the inventor of granola bars, however Stanley Mason has given the credit for inventing the snack granola bar.

There no records of how the celebration of this day came about, but it a great way to promote a healthier lifestyle. Granola bars are loved by most and is commonly used by hikers and sport athletes. The best way to celebrate this day is to throw a home-made granola bar party for family and friends and show off your baking skills. Add your favorite nuts,  fruits, spices and chocolate (only if you not lactose intolerant!) to be creative.

Here a tasty granola bar recipe for those that are lactose intolerant, vegans or simply avoiding dairy altogether.

Dairy Free Home Made Granular Recipe


Author: Alisa Fleming
Serves: 35 servings
Prep Time: 30 min
Cooking Time: 30 min


  • 1 cup peanut butter (or nut or seed butter of your choice)
  • ¾ cup brown rice syrup
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg (see post above for egg-free / vegan options)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups rolled / old-fashioned oats (can use certified gluten-free)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet mini dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup ground chia seeds
  • 2 servings dairy-free protein powder (egg white, brown rice, or pea protein are good soy-free options, too)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F.
  2. Grease a 10×15-inch baking tray.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, brown rice syrup, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Add the oats, chocolate chips, coconut, chia seeds, and protein powder, and stir with a wooden spoon to thoroughly combine. The batter will be thick lick cookie dough.
  5. Dump the mixture onto your baking tray and press it in using a wooden spoon or lightly damp hands.
  6. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes.
  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the bar mixture is golden brown around the edges.
  8. Let cool for 30 minutes before cutting into bars. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days, or frozen to enjoy later.

For those that love granola bars that are dairy free and prefer buying them online, click on the link below.




13 thoughts on “Dairy Free Granola Bar Recipe

  1. Hannah

    I must try this recipe some time!! Is it gluten free as well as dairy free though?
    I’ve been obsessed with cereal bars lately so this sounds like a great alternative to spending 90 pence on a Nakd bar or Eat Natural bar!

    Thanks for this recipe!

  2. Gloria

    I am going to try your recipe for granola bars. I personally love granola bars. I have never thought about making them until I read your post. I will pass this recipe on to others. I look forward to more of your posts.

  3. Kyle

    well im not lactose intolerant but I still try to avoid dairy for other health reasons. And i love my granola. SO now its just time for me to get the ingredients and put this recipe to the test. Thank you

    1. Uwais Post author


      Do let me know how it came out and the taste. I love to hear your opinion and any modifications to the recipe.

  4. Keith

    I have MS and I’m always looking for more ways to eating healthier this recipe looks and sounds delicious, I think I’m going to try making some of these. Do you have any more eat healthy snack recipes? if so can you get in contact with me I would appreciate it thanks.

    1. Uwais Post author


      Sorry to hear about MS, I had a cousin that has MS but he has undergone treatment that has helped him drastically, so I hope you doing well. I do post many healthy recipes on the site every week. Keep on the look out.

  5. Shaz

    Wow, I never knew the history of the humble granola bar, let alone know there is a day to celebrate its existence! Do you think the store-bought granola bars have a lot of preservatives in them compared to the home-made ones? I’ve often wondered about this!

  6. Den

    I love your site. I ran into dairy free recipes out of a desire to learn how to cook good food if I ran out of milk at home! I was surprised at the amount of information and recipes and sites in this niche.

    What I like about this recipe is that there’s no flour but healthy alternatives (protein powder , oats) bind the bar.

    My problem with making granola is I can’t control myself and eat it up in a couple of days, but I’m going to try your recipe.

    1. Uwais Post author


      Glad to here am was of great love for you. The good thing is that these bars are generally very healthy – just enjoy them in moderation.

  7. Zailinah

    Hi Uwais,

    Oh my goodness, such a day truly exists? Thanks for highlighting this and sharing this recipe. It’s healthy and looks delicious. I’d try it so my daughter could take it as snacks during her lectures. I believe it would improve her concentration as well, with all the good stuff in that bar!

  8. Johnathan Tarter

    These granola bars look and sound delicious and healthy as well! This is a great treat for vegans or people who are lactose intolerant! Thank you for sharing this treat with us and keep up the great work! 🙂


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