Chewy Oat Squares



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These chewy oat squares with oats, almond butter and seeds, are the perfect alternative to store-brought granola bars. They’re slightly sweet and make for a healthy snack on the go! Vegan and gluten-free.

No more store bought granola bars here — not when I can make healthy oat squares like these at home!

Chewy Oat Squares in baking dish.

YUUUUMMMM! Isaac and I both taste-tested the squares and agreed that they are delicious. They’re chewy with a good flavor that isn’t overly sweet. Basically a nice healthy treat that’s perfect for days when you need something portable to munch on.
I even went all out and figured out the nutrition information.

Definitely less sugar than most packaged bars other there and a good amount of protein as well.

Chewy Oats Squares on white plate.

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Chewy Oat Squares

These chewy oat squares with oats, almond butter and seeds, are the perfect alternative to store-brought granola bars. They're slightly sweet and make for healthy snack on the go! Vegan and gluten-free.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 16 bars


  • 3/4 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup brown rice crispy cereal
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/4 cup raw pepitas, pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 4 Tablespoons raisins
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  • In a pot on medium heat, combine rice syrup, almond butter, and vanilla. Stir and heat until thin and pourable (about 3-4 minutes).
  • In a large mixing bowl, combined oats, cereal, oat bran, pepitas, sunflower seeds, raisins, chia seeds, cinnamon, and sea salt.
  • Pour warm almond butter mixture into the bowl and mix thoroughly. Press mixture into a greased square/rectangle casserole dish or a rimmed cookie sheet. Let cool for a few hours. Cut into bars. Makes 16 squares.


Serving: 1square | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
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Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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  1. Looks yummy! I’ll try honey instead of brown rice syrup… and maybe add some chopped walnuts! Thank you for such a healthy recipe!

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