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Thai Peanut Granola Bars {no-bake, vegan, gluten-free}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 min
  • Total Time: 11 mins
  • Yield: 5 bars/pucks 1x


  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown rice syrup (or maple syrup or agave nectar)
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats (certified GF as needed)
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh cilantro, mint or basil leaves (or a combination)
  • 1 teaspoon red or green Thai curry paste (see notes for options)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt (optional)
  • 12 tablespoons chopped toasted or roasted peanuts


  1. Spray or grease 5 cups of a standard size muffin tin.
  2. Warm the peanut butter, lime zest, lime juice and syrup in a small saucepan on the stovetop over low heat until warm and melted but not boiling (you can also do this in the microwave).
  3. Place the oats, flaxseed meal, herbs, curry paste and optional salt in a small food processor. Add the warm peanut butter mixture; pulse until oats are chopped and mixture comes together into a cohesive dough.
  4. Divide dough into 5 equal portions; roll into a ball and press each into prepared cups, flattening tops with fingertips. Sprinkle with peanuts, pressing into dough to adhere. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour until firm before removing from tin.


Storage: Store in an airtight container at (cool) room temperature for up to 3 days, in the refrigerator for 2 weeks, or freezer for 3 months.
Curry Paste Options: Don’t worry if you do not have Thai curry paste–you can create layers of Thai-influenced flavor without it. Here are some options: (a) 1 teaspoon curry powder; (b) 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger + 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha; (c) just 1 teaspoon Sriracha.

  • Category: portable power pucks, snack, granola bar


  • Serving Size: 1 bar/puck
  • Calories: 168
  • Sugar: 4.1 g
  • Sodium: 71 mg
  • Fat: 9.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.4 g
  • Fiber: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 6.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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