Kid Friendly Spirulina Oat Bars

Kid Friendly Spirulina Oat Bars

These Spirulina Oat Bars are kid friendly, easy to make and packed with nutrients. There’s a good amount of protein from the spirulina powder, healthy fats and seeds and are perfect for breakfast or as a snack. They are sweetened with nutritious sweeteners from dates. They provide sufficient fiber and protein content for overall body development. I’ve made quite a number of recipes with Spirulina powder, you can find them at the end of this post.  It’s an easier way of adding more protein and nutrients into your food with this superfood.

This recipe is created in Partnership with Tiwani Spirulina Ltd. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine. Thank you for supporting the brands I work with that make it possible to create recipes at Miss Kabaki.

Easy Spirulina Oat Bars


Spirulina Oat bars

What Is Spirulina Powder?

Spirulina is a blue-green algae considered a superfood due to it’s excellent nutritional content and health benefits. High in protein, it is a complete protein meaning you get all the essential amino acids. It is grown in both fresh and salt water and requires less land and water as compared to plants and livestock. Here in Kenya, spirulina is grown by Tiwani Spirulina International, based in Mombasa South Coast. Because of it’s nutritional value and high protein content, it’s the best included in meals, smoothies, baked foods in small amounts.

Spirulina Oat bars | Kid friendly snacks

Ingredients for These Spirulina Oat Bars

You’ll need the following ingredients

  1. Oats. This is the base of these bars. They provide complex carbohydrates that are easily digestible and fiber as well.
  2. Tiwani Spirulina powder for added protein and nutrients. You can find this at any Healthy U outlet.
  3. Flax seeds. These are healthy fats and are high in Omega 3 fatty acids
  4. Pumpkin Seeds. These are high in magnesium, anti oxidants and other nutrients like manganese, iron etc.
  5. Dates. A healthier way to sweeten the bars as you get important fiber and antioxidants.
  6. Coconut Oil. This helps bind the mixture together as well as to provide flavor.
  7. Salt. Salt helps to enhance the flavors of these bars.


How To Assemble These Spirulina Oat Bars

  1. Start by gathering the ingredients in  bowl.                                                                 Spirulina oat bars
  2. Combine everything with a spoon until well mixed.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a blender or food processor. If using a blender you’ll need to keep mixing the mixture with a spoon to avoid sticking to the bottom. If the mixture becomes too dry, add a couple of drops of water. You want the mixture to resemble wet sand and come together when pressed between your hands.
  4. Transfer the crumbly mixture into a baking tray lined with parchment paper. This is the part where you involve the kids and have some fun pressing the mixture into the tray. Use your hands and a spoon to press the mixture evenly inside the baking tray. The kids will love being involved in the process and they’ll definitely enjoy eating the bars .
  5. Once evenly distributed and pressed firmly, refrigerate for at least an hour. This will harden the mixture and make it easier to cut into bars.
  6. After an hour, remove from fridge, using a sharp knife, run hot water over it and cut into bars as desired. Enjoy as a breakfast option or snacks.

Easy Spirulina Oat Bars


I store these kid friendly spirulina oat bars in the fridge in an airtight container for up-to 2 weeks. At room temperature these can stay up to 5 days also in an airtight container. You can freeze them in a zip lock bag for up-to 3 months. Whenever you want to enjoy then, just thaw them a night before in the fridge or at room temperature to eat.

Easy Spirulina Oat Bars


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  2. Vegan Spirulina Date Energy Balls
  3. Spirulina Iced Coconut Latte
Kid Friendly Spirulina Oat Bars

Kid Friendly Spirulina Oat Bars

Miss Kabaki
These Spirulina Oat Bars are kid friendly, easy to make and packed with nutrients. There’s a good amount of protein from the spirulina, healthy fats and seeds and are perfect for breakfast or as a snack.
Prep Time 10 mins
Resting time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 5 Bars


  • Food Processor/ Blender
  • 9 inch bread tin


  • 2 cups Oats
  • 3 tbsp Pumpkin seeds
  • 3 tbsp Flax seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 5 Pitted dates
  • 3 tbsp Spirulina Powder
  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil


  • Gather ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine.
  • Transfer the mixture in a blender or food processor and pulse to a wet sand-like mixture. If using a blender, keep mixing with a spoon to avoid sticking to the bottom. You want the mixture to hold together when pressed between fingers.
  • Line a 9'' bread tin with parchment paper and transfer the mixture into it.
  • Press the mixture firmly using your hands or a spoon. You'll need to evenly distribute the mixture and press it down firmly.
  • Refrigerate the tin with the mixture for at least 1 hour. This will help firm the mixture up and ease in cutting it into bars.


  1. You can adjust the spirulina powder to your liking. I love the taste and the color so I added 3 tablespoons.
  2. Feel free to add other seeds or nuts. Chia seeds, almonds and peanuts would work best with this recipe.
  3. Feel free to substitute the coconut oil with any nut butter you like, e.g. peanut butter or cashew butter. You need a butter or oil that can hold the mixture together as well as provide flavor.
  4. Use any baking tin size to assemble the mixture. Be sure to adjust the amounts to fit your baking tin of preference.
Keyword healthy snacks, kid friendly, oat bars, snack, spirulina oat bars

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