Nut-Free Vegan Baked Oatmeal

Nut-Free Vegan Baked Oatmeal

One time, my grandma came across a recipe for granola bars, but didn’t feel like it was the healthiest. Knowing that I’m all into clean-eating and everything, she gave me the recipe and asked if I could make it better. I decided to take on the challenge and give the recipe a try by making a few substitutions. The result was a scrumptious pan of Nut-Free Vegan Baked Oatmeal with no refined sugar, and less fat and cholesterol than the original. They are totally vegan, nut-free, and whole grain too!

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This is a great meal prep recipe because you have have a 9×13 pan done within an hour. You can then slice, package, and freeze them to have all week as a nutritious breakfast for snack. Having baked oatmeal on hand is a much better alternative to the sugar-loaded snack bars at the supermarket. Those ones are full of processed ingredients and more sugar than anything else. Why not save money and make healthier choices with a quick, easy pan of homemade granola bars?

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Nut-Free Vegan Baked Oatmeal

These homemade granola bars are the perfect alternative to store-bought options. They're easy to meal prep and full of nutritious ingredients!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Author: Rachel Alexandra


  • 3 Tbsp hot water
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ cup sucanat
  • ½ cup wheat germ
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup dried fruit, seeds, or chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13 pan.
  • Heat 3 Tbs. of water in a teapot on the stove.
  • Whisk 1 Tbs. of ground flax seed with the water and set it off to the side. This will act as an egg to hold the bars together.
  • In a large bowl, mix the oats, flour, brown sugar, wheat germ, cinnamon, and salt. If you don't have wheat germ, flax seed or more flour can act as a substitute.
  • Add the applesauce and vanilla to the "egg".
  • Mix the wet and dry ingredients and fold in the dried fruit.
  •  When everything is well combined, put the mixture in the pan and pat it down by hand.
  •  Bake for 30-35 minutes. The edges should be turning golden brown.
  • Allow the bars to cool for a few minutes, but cut them while they are still warm.
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