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3-Ingredient Grain-Free Granola Bars {Vegan, Paleo, Keto Option}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 6 bars 1x


Amazing, 3-ingredient granola bars that are grain-free, vegan, a cinch to make, and have endless options for variation! I even have an easy keto-friendly option.




  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Line a 9×5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper; spray or greased exposed sides.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat (I used cast iron) for 2 to 3 minutes until hot. Add the pepitas; shake the pan for 30 to 90 seconds until the pepitas begin to turn brown at the edges, puff up, and make a popping sound. Immediately transfer to a bowl to cool.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the almond flour, maple syrup and (optional) salt, stirring until combined (it will be very stiff–keep stirring!). Mix in the cooled pepitas (I used my fingers).
  4. Press the dough evenly into he prepared pan.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 17 to 20 minutes until golden brown at edges (the center area will still look somewhat soft; it will harden as it cools).
  6. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool 10 minutes. Use the parchment paper liner to remove from pan; cool completely on rack.
  7. Cut into 6 equal bars.


Storage: Individually wrap the cooled bars and store in an airtight container at (cool) room temperature for 1 week, the refrigerator for 1 month, or the freezer for 6 months.
Keto Option: Prepare as directed but replace the maple syrup with 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of keto-friendly granulated sweetener.

  • Category: snack


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 155
  • Sugar: 5.1 g
  • Sodium: 97.3 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.5 g
  • Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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