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Vegan Tahini Banana Chai Oatmeal Bars

  • Author: Allison
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 16-20 bars 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These vegan tahini banana chai oatmeal bars are gluten-free and nut-free, too. Made without any refined sugar and packed with fibre, protein, and healthy fat, they’re a great snack and a healthy alternative to store-bought energy bars.



  • 3 large overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup tahini
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar (or up to 1/4 cup if you like a sweeter bar)
  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or dried fruit of choice


  • 1 1/2 tbsp cacao butter or coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • Pinch of fine sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9×13-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Mash the bananas in a large bowl. Stir in the tahini, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, coconut sugar, flax, rolled oats, salt, and dried fruit.
  3. Transfer to the batter to the prepared dish. Use a spatula to push the batter to the edges and smooth out the top. Bake for 25 minutes.
  4. Let the bar cool in the pan for 30 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Slice into 16-20 rectangular bars.
  6. If making the glaze, melt the cacao butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in the tahini, maple syrup, and a pinch of salt. Remove from heat and drizzle over the bars.
  7. Store the bars in an airtight container in the fridge for a week, or in the freezer for longer.


Not a fan of tahini? You can use any other nut or seed butter instead, such as almond, sunflower, cashew, or hazelnut butter.

  • Category: Snack, Breakfast, Gluten-Free

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