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No Bake Tahini Hemp Granola Bars

A 10 minute no bake recipe for granola bars made with oats, nuts, tahini and seeds. A not-too-sweet snack or breakfast far. Vegan and gluten free.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 -16 small bars
Author Andrea Shome


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 and ½ cups rolled oats
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup finely shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 3 Tablespoons nuts I used sliced almonds
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • ½ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup maple syrup ⅓ cup for sweeter bars
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Line a 9-inch square pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients (oats, hemp seeds, coconut, nuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon, salt and chocolate chips if using).
  • Heat a small saucepan over medium low heat and add in wet ingredients (maple syrup, tahini, coconut oil, and vanilla). Stir until everything is melted and combine.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture and stir, stir, stir until coated. It may not seem like enough at first but will come together nicely.
  • Transfer the granola mix to the pan and spread evenly until the pan is filled. Press down firmly to pack in the bars - this will make sure that they stick together. I used the top of a lid to pat them down firmly. Once they are flat, you can drizzle them with melted chocolate*.
  • Place the pan in the fridge for 1-2 hours to firm up. Once firm, cut into even squares or thin bars. These should keep nicely in the fridge for a week or so - I like to wrap them individually and bring as snacks!


* You can melt chocolate using the double boiler method, or in 15-20 second spurts in the microwave, stirring in between sessions.
You could leave out any of the seeds if you don't have them on hand - the oats, maple, and tahini are the main ingredients! You can add other chopped nuts if you like in place of them.