No-Bake, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Allergen-Free Granola Bars

This recipe does not call for: dairy, peanuts, nuts, sesame, soy, citrus, shellfish, fish, gluten, or animal products

1/3 cup Sunbutter brand sunflower seed butter
1 tbsp honey
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp flax seeds
1/2 tsp hemp seeds
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cups steel cut oats


Use a spoon to cream the sunflower seed butter, honey, and maple syrup together. Add the flax seeds, hemp seeds, and cinnamon and mix well. Add the cocoa powder, sifting first if clumpy, and mix until smooth and evenly combined.

Spread half of the oats out on a large sheet of parchment paper. Dollop the mixture on top of the oats and use your fingers to form into a rough square shape. Sprinkle the rest of the oats on top and then fold the parchment over. Use a rolling pin to flatten out the dough into a square, rolling right over top of the parchment. Doing this will mash the oats into the dough evenly for a nice clean finish. When you're happy with the thickness and shape of the dough (about 1 - 1.5 cm thick) pop it in the fridge to chill for an hour.

Once chilled it can be cut into bars or squares, whatever suits your preference!

Makes about 8 bars