If last week’s Almond Butter Freezer Fudge recipe is any indication, raw treats have been a staple in my house lately because it’s been SO hot and I love the convenience of just grabbing a piece without having to worry about them going bad and eating them in time… not that I usually have trouble with that but on the odd time…
Just look at that layered goodness…talk about the perfect ratio! These No Bake Matcha Oatmeal Bars are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and don’t use any refined sugar! You could also substitute another powder for the matcha like cocoa for a new take on these delicious bars. I literally have eaten these for breakfast and for dessert so it’s a double win-win in my books!
If you change the size of the pan, these might come out thinner or thicker than what you see here but that’s okay! Just make sure to press the crust mixture firmly into the pan.
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No Bake Matcha Oatmeal Bars (Vegan & Gluten-free)
No Bake Matcha Oatmeal Bars (Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free & Refined Sugar-free!)
This recipe strictly calls for coconut cream. Tip: shake the can at the store, if you hear it splashing, it's not thick enough. Coconut cream will sound solid. Some cans are partly cream and partly water. Just skim the fatty part for this recipe.
To eat: let the bars defrost for 1-2 minutes and enjoy!
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut shreds or flakes (or sub extra oatmeal)
- 8 medjool dates (soaked for 10 minutes & pitts removed)
- 2 tbsp almond butter (or any variety)
- 2 tbsp almond milk (or any variety)
- 1 cup raw cashews (soaked overnight)
- 1 cup coconut cream (thick stuff from a can - not coconut milk)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 heaping tbsp matcha
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Soak raw cashews in a bowl with cold water overnight or for 4 hours. (Leave on the counter)
- Soak dates for 10 minutes in warm water. Set aside.
- Line 6x8 baking pan with parchment paper or plastic wrap. (size change will change how thick or thin yours are).
- In a food processor, combine all crust ingredients and combine until mixture is sticky (about 2 minutes). If it's still crumbly, add a bit more almond butter or milk.
- Press crust mixture firmly into your prepared pan. Use your hands to make sure it's pressed well. Transfer to the freezer while you prepare your filling.
- Combine filling ingredients in a high power blender and mix well until smooth (about 2-5 minutes).
- Remove crust from the freezer, spread the filling mixture into the pan and transfer to freezer for 4 hours or overnight.
- To cut the bars, allow them to warm up for 1 minute or so and cut into 12 large pieces (or smaller). Serve right away or keep all extra bars in the freezer until ready to eat.
15 Replies to “No Bake Matcha Oatmeal Bars (Vegan & Gluten-free)”
How did you get it so green? Mine is very light green even after adding one avocado.
It depends on the quality of your matcha, which varies brand to brand. The better the quality the more green it is. Hope that helps 🙂
#4 should read, “combine all crust ” not filling! I’m making them now! 🤞🤤
Thank you! good catch :). Hope you enjoyed them!
if i dont have cashews, can i replace with another ingredient?
Cashews make the filling super creamy. You could maybe try blanched almonds if you have a really good blender or just more coconut cream but I haven’t tried so it may ruin the texture and become too icy in the freezer.
Do you think I could sub quick oats for regular oats?
Sorry for the late reply! You can definitely rolled oats. Steel cut may have a drier texture. Hope you enjoy! Andie
I subbed the soaked cashews for half a jar of Tahini butter. I don’t like the taste of cashews but the Tahini seems to act the same way within the filling. I also used quick oats they worked out awesome. Great afternoon snack for a quick pick me up ❤️
Thanks for the feedback Sydney! I find tahini sometimes has a strong taste so I’m so happy to hear it worked out for you. I will have to try that myself 🙂 Andie
Hi! Is there anything that can sub the coconut cream? Is not something I can find in my country… thank you so much, I really want to make this! <3
Hi Julia! The cream really gives the best texture when it freezes. If you have coconut milk in your country, you can try refrigerating that and then when you open it the water and cream would separate. Look for a high fat coconut milk for best results. Otherwise maybe cream cheese or yogurt could be an option but I’m not sure how well it would set. The yogurt depending on the fat level may be too icy. Good luck! Andie
Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?
This looks so good! What a great combination of flavors!
Thanks for sharing! How far ahead of time can I make it?