Soft and chewy No-Bake Granola Bars are made with tart cherries, oats, and pumpkin seeds. They’re loaded with satisfying ingredients, and a homegrown superfruit, making them the perfect allergy-free breakfast, bedtime snack or on-the-go snack. Tart cherries can help aid in exercise recovery and have well-researched positive health benefits on heart health, sleep quality, and joint health.


Cook Time:

10 min (plus 1 hour for setting)


14 Bars


  • 1 cup sunflower butter
  • 2/3 cup raw honey
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2/3 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1 cup pepitas/pumpkin seeds (toasted)
  • 2/3 cup dried tart cherries

Optional Toppings:

  • 3-5 tablespoons mini semi sweet
  • chocolate chips
  • 2-4 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut


  1. Line a 9 X 13 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Leave an overhang for easy removal of bars.
  2. In a medium saucepan, add the sunflower butter, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt. Place over low heat and stir frequently until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Remove from heat and stir in the oats, chia seeds, and flaxseed meal. Fold in the toasted pumpkin seeds and dried cherries.
  3. Pour mixture into a prepared 13” X 9” pan and spread into an even layer, pressing down firmly with clean hands or spatula as you go. Sprinkle with your topping(s) of choice.
  4. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. After 1 hour, carefully remove from the pan, and cut into 14 bars. Store covered in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

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