Chocolate Walnut Oat Bars

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Granola meets shortbread meets chocolate chip cookie all in one delicious cookie bar! That’s free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar!

These nutty oat bars are a tasty cookie that mixes the vibes of shortbread, chocolate chip cookies, and toffee bars. They are a cakier version of my favorite English toffee bars and are very similar to the cookie base of my individual S’mores cookies.

Quick-cooking oats are the core of this recipe but the cooked walnuts ground into the dough add texture and depth that make it worth the extra work!

Stacked Chocolate walnut oat bars


The key ingredients are oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips.

Make sure to use quick-cooking oats for the right texture.

The other ingredients are coconut oil, vanilla, egg, coconut sugar, almond flour and coconut flour.

🔪 Instructions

This recipe is pretty straight forward, but if you want a similar vibe and fewer steps, check out the toffee bars.

The first thing is you’ll want to roast the walnuts. Just roast them for a few short minutes to prevent burning. Then chop them in a food processor and add them to the recipe with the flours.

Toasted Walnuts

First, you’ll toast the walnuts, this helps to release the oils and enhances the texture and flavor. Even if you buy roasted walnuts, make sure to toast them before adding them to the cookies.

Using the pulse mode, grind the walnuts into a meal consistency like pictured below.

Toasted walnuts ground into a flour for walnut oat bars

The rest is super easy.

Simply mix the oil, egg, sugar, and vanilla together, and then add in the flours, and chopped walnuts.

Spread evenly into a baking sheet and bake until cooked.

Then spread the chocolate chips on top!

The chocolate topping

This is super fun and super easy.

Just sprinkle chocolate chips on top and wait for them to melt. Then spread them evenly with a knife and let them cool.

Put a baking sheet over the cookies to help the chocolate chips melt.

Chocolate Walnut Oat Bars

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 15 min Rest Time 5 min Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 24 Calories: 184 kcal
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Granola meets shortbread meets chocolate chip cookie all in one delicious cookie bar! That's free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar!



  1. preheat oven to 350
  2. Toast walnuts at 350 for 4-5 minutes or until slightly aromatic and then food processed/ ground into flour like substance
  3. Mix coconut oil, vanilla, egg, and coconut sugar together in a medium mixing bowl
  4. Grind walnuts in a food processor or coffee grinder until the consistency of nut flour. Don't over blend it or it will turn into walnut butter
  5. Add ground walnuts, almond flour, oats, and coconut flour to the bowl and mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  6. Spread dough evenly and flat on the bottom of a 9x13 pan
  7. Bake for 15-16 minutes or until golden brown around edges
  8. Remove bars from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Put a baking sheet over top to melt the chips for a couple of inutes.
  9. Using a butter knife, spread the melted chocolate into an even layer
  10. Optionally top with other toppings like desiccated coconut or chopped walnuts


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 square bar

Servings 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 184kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g24%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 36mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 11g4%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 3g6%

Vitamin A 10 IU
Vitamin C 1 mg
Calcium 17 mg
Iron 1 mg

* This nutrition information does not tell the whole story of food's nutritional value! Make sure to use your gut intuition on what your body needs, eat your veggies and get 30 plants a week for optimal gut health. This nutritional data is calculated based on the above values and standard brands. This information may vary. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Tried this Recipe? Tag me Today! Mention @EatYourWayClean or tag #EatYourWayClean!


Lightly pulse the walnuts until chopped into a walnut meal. Stop as soon as there is any sign of walnut butter forming.

📖 Variations

For simpler version of this recipe that's also crispier and chewier and a little more like toffee bars, look to the English toffee bars.

To turn this cookie into a S'mores, look here.

♻️ Substitutions

You can make this with sustainable palm shortening or butter if you want to use a separate fat.

To make this coconut-free, use butter instead of coconut oil and replace the coconut flour with additional almond flour.

Keywords: cookie, gluten free cookie, nut bars
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