No-Bake Walnut Granola Bars

No-bake walnut granola bars that are made with basic ingredients in under 15 minutes. These bars are sweetened with dates and are naturally vegan!

stacked granola bars

A new granola bar recipe to my already extensive list of energy bites and bars. I can’t help it, they’re my all-time favorite snack/dessert.

These walnut granola bars are simple and require only 6 ingredients (7 if drizzling with chocolate) and less than 15 minutes. All you need is a food processor!

If you ask me, there’s really no better granola bar than homemade. Plus, they’re full of nutritious ingredients! These bars in particular are packed with fiber from dates, oats, nuts and seeds. Also, they offer some omega-3’s and protein from the walnuts and hemp hearts. The result is a nutritious, satisfying and balanced snack.

oats, walnuts and cinnamon
granola bar mixture in a food processor

These bars are my personal favorite and I’ve made them countless times. Trust me, you’ll want to make them weekly!

If you have some time in the kitchen this weekend, try making a batch of these granola bars for healthy snacks! They can easily be added to your weekend meal prep and if you’re like me, you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry already. And don’t worry, the recipe is adaptable. You can easily swap the nuts for more seeds or try different nuts, such as cashews, pecans and maybe almonds!

granola bars mixture in a glass dish
walnut granola bars from the side
stacked walnut granola bars from the side
Watch How to Make the Recipe:

Looking for more granola bars to try? Check out these seedy granola bars, chocolate chunk protein bars or chewy granola bars. All no-bake and made with simple ingredients!

stacked granola bars
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No-Bake Walnut Granola Bars

Simple no-bake granola bars requiring only 6 ingredients and less than 15 minutes. With a recipe like this, there’s no excuse not to make your own healthier granola bars at home. They’re sweetened with dates and filled with fiber from nuts, seeds and oats. 
Course Snack
Cuisine vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8


  • 3/4 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons water, as needed
  • Unsweetened or dark chocolate, for drizzling (optional)


  • In a food processor, add dates and pulse a few times until chopped.
  • Add your oats, walnuts, hemp hearts, vanilla and cinnamon. Process until the mixture sticks together when pressed, adding water as needed. It will depend on how dry your dates are, I usually need around 3 tablespoons.
  • Press the mixture at the bottom of a dish. Drizzle with melted chocolate if desired. 
  • Store in the fridge or freezer. I like to use glass tupperware containers, which can be closed and stored in the freezer. These bars can be eaten straight from the freezer.


This recipe is very versatile. Feel free to switch the nuts and seeds for ones you have on hand. To make it nut-free, you could replace the walnuts for sunflower seeds.

If you make these no-bake walnut granola bars, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I love to hear from you guys. And of course, if you try this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram!


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Nourished by Caroline

I’m Caroline, a registered dietitian located in Kelowna, British Columbia. I focus on plant-based nutrition and intuitive eating. I believe in living a balanced life, while eating the food you love. Learn more about my practice here or book an appointment today!