Walnut Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

"Walnut chocolate chip oat bars! forever my favorite treat- i’m always surprised by how something so simple can taste so delish. they’re nutty, buttery (but vegan!), and the perfect texture. only 5 ingredients, too!"
-- @gatherednutrition
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Prep time 5mins
Cook time 12mins
Serves or Makes: 12

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  • 1 cup gluten free old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup mini dairy-free chocolate chips


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350F. Add oats, walnuts, and sea salt to a food processor. Pulse for 15-20 seconds, until a meal forms.

  • Step 2

    While processor is still on, pour in maple syrup and avocado oil. Process until a dough forms. This should take 1 minute or less.

  • Step 3

    Spread dough onto an 8x8 square baking dish lined with parchment paper. Be patient- it will take a minute to spread the dough evenly. Tip: keep an inch or 2 of the baking dish unfilled on all 4 sides so that the bars are not spread too thin. I use a small spatula to shape the dough into a square about 1/2 inch thick.

  • Step 4

    Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Bake for 11-12 minutes, then immediately lift parchment paper up to remove bars from the baking dish. Allow to cool, then slice into 12 squares.