Sunflower and Chia Seed Bars

sunflower and chia seed bars (gluten-free, vegan, paleo, nut-free, oil-free)

4.3 from 4 reviews

These sweet and lightly crunchy sunflower and chia seed bars make a wonderful breakfast bar, power bar, or lunchbox treat (they're nut-free, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, and oil-free).



  1. Pre-heat oven to 375F. Line a small baking tray (I used one that’s 7″ x 10.5″, but anything of a similar size will do) with some parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and stir everything together to combine. Let sit for 15 mins, stirring occasionally.
  3. After the 15 mins have passed, give the mixture another stir to make sure it’s well-combined. Then transfer it into the prepared baking tray. Smooth out the top with the back of a spoon.
  4. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 55 mins. Remove from oven and cool on a rack for about an hour. Once completely cooled, cut into bars and enjoy!***


*If going for a coconut-free alternative, can use date sugar, sucanat, maple sugar, etc. Or brown sugar if not refined sugar-free.

**I used white chia seeds because I liked their color and because that's what I had on hand, but black chia seeds would work fine too.

***Storage notes: the bars can be stored at room temperature in a sealed container, if consumed within 2-3 days. Otherwise they can be stored in the fridge for a longer shelf-life, or frozen for later use.

Keywords: Sunflower and Chia Seed Bars (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo)