Nut-Free Oat Bars


  • 1 1/2 cups dates, soaked, drained, and pitted
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 3/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries


  1. In a processor, roughly grind oats and flax seed together. Set aside.
  2. Process dates until mostly smooth. Add the oat and flax seed mixture back into the processor and combine well. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Stir in the sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and dried cherries.
  4. Transfer to a parchment-lined rectangular baking dish, spread evenly, and chill until firm. Slice into bars, and wrap each bar separately with parchment paper and string. Store in fridge or freezer.