Coconut Oat Bars

1 hour


1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup almonds can use other nuts
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp melted coconut oil
2 tbsp desiccated coconut
1 cup pitted dates soaked in boiling water for 15 minutes then drained
1/4 cup peanut butter


  • Step 1

    These can be enjoyed either raw or baked in the oven.

  • Step 2

    Pre-heat oven to 150 degrees Celsius.

  • Step 3

    Line baking tray then set aside

  • Step 4

    In a bowl, mix together oats, nuts, vanilla, 3 of the 4 tablespoons of maple syrup and coconut oil until well combined.

  • Step 5

    Spread evenly over baking paper lined tray and pop in pre-heated oven for 10 minutes (keep and eye on it though as some ovens may take a shorter time)

  • Step 6

    Remove from oven, add coconut, mix together and pop back in oven for up to 10 minutes (again keeping an eye in it)

  • Step 7

    Remove from oven and allow to cool.

  • Step 8

    (Leave oven on at this stage if baking the mixture at a later stage)

  • Step 9

    Blitz dates until they form a sticky ball.

  • Step 10

    Add peanut butter and remaining 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and blitz again.

  • Step 11

    Add both mixtures together and combine well.

  • Step 12

    Press into pan (I used a 20cm x 20cm pan)

  • Step 13

    At this point you can choose to either leave it raw or bake the mixture.

  • Step 14

    freezer to set then remove and enjoy.

  • Step 15

    If baking, place into the oven which is already at 150 degrees celsius for 15 minutes (keep an eye on it once again due to varying ovens)

  • Step 16

    Once baked, allow to cool then enjoy.