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No Bake Oat Bars

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 slices


  • 1.5 cups oats (I use rolled oats)
  • 13 pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 heaped tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 heaped tbsp almond butter


  • Soak dates in water for 5-10 minutes.
  • Whilst dates are soaking add all other ingredients to a food processor.
  • Once soaked, remove the stones from the dates and add dates to the food processor.
  • Blend until you have an even consistency and all ingredients are mixed together.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper and press the mixture down firmly until it is completely flat.
  • Place in the freezer for 30 minutes and then remove and cut into slices. Store in the fridge.


Essential Equipment

Food processor
Baking tin


Soaking dates helps them to blend easier. If you have more time you can soak for longer.
You can make these gluten-free by buying gluten-free oats.

Find your Ingredients

Oats – in the cereal section and also health foods aisle
Desiccated coconut – baking aisle
Dates – fruit and veg aisle
Pumpkin seeds (also sometimes called pepitas) are found with nuts in the baking aisle
Ground flaxseed – health food aisle
Almond butter – with spreads or health food aisle

Course Snacks