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One day I had a bunch of family make a ‘surprise visit’. I love the size of my family, and love those random stop by’s but this time I wasn’t prepared with anything to offer.. Having a newborn baby has been busy so I’ve been spending less time in the kitchen 🙁

I went into the kitchen and looked into my pantry.. I only had some basic ingredients since I was also lacking in the grocery department – ha. I decided to grab the oats, honey and peanut butter and see what happens. I mixed them all together and threw them in the freezer.. What came out was fantastic! The family loved them and I now make them on a regular basis.

My favourite part about this recipe is how flexible it is. I’ve thrown in carob chocolate chips, nuts, and pretty much anything that I think would be good in an oat bar. So feel free to add stuff to do to make it more unique!

Milia also seems to enjoy this! Just be careful with kids because of the peanut butter 🙂

Would love to hear how YOU made this recipe your own.. Let me know in the comments below!!

For the salt I personally use and recommend click here.

No Bake Oat Bars
Yields 16
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
  1. 3 cups non-cooked oats (rolled, old-fashioned or quick cooking)
  2. 1/2 cup peanut butter
  3. 1/2 cup honey
  1. Mix all ingredients together small pan and flatten evenly.
  2. Serve chilled in small squares (5 minutes in freezer, 1 hour in fridge).
  1. * melt peanut butter and honey for easier mixing (optional)
  2. * use 1 tsp vanilla for extra sweetness (optional)
  3. * throw in nuts, seeds, raisons, etc for extra flavouring (optional)
  4. * top with sea salt for a sweet and salty treat (optional)
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  • Italia says:

    Thanks for sharing this with your readers. It’s looks so easy and yummy too!!1

    • Laurel says:

      Looks good – what kind of oats? Old Fashioned, Quick Cooking, Steel Cut? and are they raw or cooked?

      • Flavia says:

        Hey Laruel,

        I used old fashioned oats.. I did not cook them so quick cooking would do the exact same thing if you have those.

        I usually buy a big bag from Costco. I simple just scooped it out of the bag and used them raw 🙂

      • Flavia says:

        It might be worth a mention that using ‘quick-cooking’ oats might make the recipe BETTER. Quick cooking oats are thinner making them cook faster. With that being said, something thinner might mix even better with the other ingredients 🙂

  • Jen Trudel says:

    Hi Flavia… quick question.. see I cannot have oats and although this is called “oat bars” was wondering if you thought using quinoa flakes in place of oats would work and if so should i use same amount cup for cup? Thanks really appreciate it… also could we sub honey(also cannot have ) for pure maple syrup? Thanks love your posts
    Jen T

    • Flavia says:

      Hey Jen,

      I would give it a try with smaller portions to see if it works or not.. It seems another reader said the quinoa flakes didn’t stick together as well so maybe try more honey or peanut butter to make it stick together better 🙂

      Let me know how it goes!

      • Jen Trudel says:

        Thanks Flavia… i will try it only i will be using maple syrup instead cant have honey either so will definitely let u know how they come out and what i did thanks so much take care

  • Laurel says:

    Trying it – making 1/2 recipe with Cashew Butter, Quinoa Flakes, Raw Honey – added Vanilla, Chia Seeds and Raw Pumpkin seeds – in Freezer now

    • Laurel says:

      They don’t stick together that well – I think I can roll in balls for storage – but they taste amazing 🙂

      Maybe the oats would stick together better – will get some and try it next time.

      Thank you Flavia

      • Flavia says:

        Yes! I love this recipe cause it’s so versatile! Interesting that it didn’t stick together as well with quinoa flakes.. maybe more honey to make it stickier? 🙂

        Thanks for letting me know!

  • Laurel says:

    Great recipe with lots of ways to modify – I love that

  • kirstine says:

    they sound good howverev just found out i have a mild intolerance to peanut butter can almond butter be substituted and should it be in the same amonut and does it matter whether or not the oatmeal used is gluetin free or not?

    • Anna says:

      Hi Kirstine,
      Almond butter would be a great substitution and you would use the same amount. 🙂 It doesn’t matter on the oats.
      All the best!
      Anna, CPT, FF Specialist

  • anastasia says:

    Hi Flavia! How many calories is a peice of 100 grams cooked?

  • Mandy says:

    I made this with organic peanut butter and raw honey, and I turned steel cut oats into flour in my food processor. I had to add a little more peanut butter and honey though since this was really dry. It’s wonderful as far as the taste but it’s crumbly.

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