You only need 3 wholesome ingredients and a few minutes to make these no-bake vegan banana nut bars. The soft and chewy, naturally sweet bars have crunchy banana bits throughout making for a delicious flavour and texture combo.

Vegan Banan Nut Bars - No-Bake, 3 Ingredients, Gluten-Free
Vegan Banan Nut Bars - No-Bake, 3 Ingredients, Gluten-Free

You’ve got a few ingredient option for making these bars. I made them with raw cashews but almonds, pecans or walnuts would also be delicious. You could also use dates as an alternative to raisins.

Raisins or Dates for No-Bake Bars?

You can use either raisins or dates as the base of these no-bake bars. I love both. Raisins have stronger, richer flavour than dates and I think they pair really well with cashew and banana however fresh, soft dates are also delicious. You could also do a combination of the two for even more depth of flavour!

I find raisins create a much sticker “dough” than dates do so it’s a little more work to press them into the pan but the end result is delicious. Raisins also take a little bit more processing than dates but it’s no big deal, just let them run in your food processor a little longer so they’re fully broken down creating the sticky, doughy base to hold everything together.

If you have a hard time finding fresh dates where you live or are looking for a less expensive option, raisins make a great alternative for all your no-bake bar and ball recipes. You can usually use raisins and dates interchangeably in these types of recipes.

Vegan Banan Nut Bars - No-Bake, 3 Ingredients, Gluten-Free
Vegan Banan Nut Bars - No-Bake, 3 Ingredients, Gluten-Free

Ok, let’s move on to todays to-die-for vegan creation: banana nut bars! Just 3 ingredients, a few minutes in the food processor, a little pressing, a little patience and you’re good to go!

Vegan Banana Nut Bars Recipe

These sweet little bars are soft and chewy with crunchy bites of banana. They’re also quick and easy to make with just 3-ingredients and no baking required.

Enjoy them for a quick, energizing snack, anytime of day.

More No-Bake Bar Recipes

Here are some more yummy no-bake bar recipes you’ll love:

Vegan Banan Nut Bars - No-Bake, 3 Ingredients, Gluten-Free

Banana Nut Bars

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

These delicious, crunchy yet soft and chewy bars only require 3 wholesome ingredients. They’re awesome for a pre-workout snack, healthy dessert or chopped up and used as a topping for banana ice cream or smoothie bowls!




  1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender or food processor and mix until it forms a thick dough.
  2. Press into a wax or pachment-paper lined square baking pan. Alternatively, the dough can be rolled into balls.
  3. Place in the fridge for at least a few hours.
  4. Lift out and cut into 12 bars.

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