These Vegan “Nutella” Granola Bars are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. They’re made with only 5 ingredients and made in one-bowl but so rich and delicious! Plus they make for a tasty afternoon snack that you can make ahead of time & take with you on the go.
I LOVE granola bars. Mainly because it’s basically granola but way easier to eat when on the go and to bring around with me as a snack. These are by far my favourite chocolate granola bars because well, it has chocolate hazelnut spread!! Nutella used to be my tahini back when I was a kid.
It starts off with just 5 simple ingredients: vegan nutella/chocolate hazlelnut spread, oats, dried cherries, chocolate chips and maple syrup. Feel free to sub the dried cherries with your favourite dried fruit!
That all goes into one large bowl and is combined together. Already smellin’ so chocolate-y! 🙆🏻
Then the mixture goes into an 8x8 lined baking pan and is placed in the oven for 25 minutes. Let it cool and cut them up into granola bars! Yup it’s seriously that easy 😛.
Look at how crispy AND chewy they look! Those are key textures I look for in good granola bars.
Yes, they keep their shape but still crumble with every bite 😉
These Vegan Nutella Granola Bars are SO TASTY & you should make them because they’re:
dairy & gluten free
only 5 ingredients
made in just one bowl
on the go & meal prep friendly
crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside
& incredibly tasty, chocolate-y and satisfying
Alright, have I convinced you to make these yet? LET’S GET BAKIN’!!
Tips and Tricks to making Vegan Nutella Granola Bars
Use rolled oats for the right texture vs. quick oats
Remember to rotate the pan half way for even baking
Slice into granola bars before it’s completely cooled to prevent cracking and breaking of the bars
Increasing baking time by 2-3 minutes will yield crunchier granola bars whereas decreasing it by 2-3 minutes will yield more chewy granola bars.
Cranberries are delicious in place of dried cherries ;)
If you make these decadent vegan nutella granoa bars please share it and let me know what you think by tagging me on Instagram @lisakitahara, I love seeing all of your tasty recreations!
Pre-heat oven to 350 C
Mix the maple syrup and hazelnut spread into a large bowl until combined
Add in the rest of the dry ingredients and mix until everything is coated evenly
Transfer into a lined 8x8 baking tray and flatten as best as possible
Place into the oven for 25 minutes, rotating half way
Once out of the oven, let it cool slightly & then cut them into bars before completely cooled
PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 25 minutes
1 1/2c rolled oats
3/4 c rolled oats, blended into oat flour OR 1/2 c oat flour
1/4 c mini chocolate chips
½ c dried cherries
1/3 c maple syrup
½ c vegan chocolate hazelnut spread