I get it. It’s early in the morning, and you’re barely awake yet, never mind energized enough to cook a big breakfast before you run out the door to class. It’s no mystery what’s about to happen: You’re going to grab a granola bar (or five).

But who wants to start the day by contributing to the mass torture and slaughter of animals by eating bars that have animal substances in them—am I right? I’m not going to go into a whole spiel about the cruelty that occurs when animals are used for food. Just be cool and go for these vegan granola bars instead of the nonvegan ones, OK?


The Organic Chewy Granola Bar flavors Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin are vegan.

Calling all oatmeal raisin lovers: we made you something (and it's delicious). #chewybars #new #organic

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Cascadian Farm Organic

Cascadian Farm Organic’s Peanut Butter Crunchy Granola Bar, as well as its Harvest Berry, Oatmeal Raisin, and Vanilla Chip Chewy Granola Bars, are vegan, so go ahead and knock yourself out trying them all.

Clif Bars

Most of the flavors in the standard Clif Bar line are accidentally vegan, woot woot! Go wild and grab a handful.

GoMacro MacroBar

Try saying that five times fast. These bars are certified vegan, organic, and gluten-free, so basically, any millennial will enjoy them.

As sweet as apple pie. ?#gomacro @greeneatingqueen

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Kashi has a whole bunch of vegan bars, whose flavors are listed below for your convenience.

Chewy Granola Bars: Cherry Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Almond Sea Salt, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Dark Mocha Almond, Peanut-Peanut Butter, and Trail Mix.

Chewy Nut Butter Bars: Salted Chocolate Chunk, Coconut Cashew Macaroon, Almond Snickerdoodle, and Chocolate Trail Mix.

Crunchy Granola & Seed Bars: Chocolate Chip Chia

GOLEAN Nutty Layered Bars: Crunchy Peanut Butter

GOLEAN Plant-Powered Bars: Dark Chocolate Cashew Chia and Salted Dark Chocolate & Nuts

You’re welcome.

You really can't go wrong with cashews, coconut and creamy cashew butter. Is it time for a snack yet?

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LӒRABAR Original Fruit & Nut Bars

LӒRABAR products are so good, and there are a bazillion tasty flavors to choose from, including Mint Chip Brownie. The folks there are so on top of things that they have this to say on the website:

“Though the vast majority of chocolate chips in the world are made with dairy, soy or both, we specifically asked our supplier to provide us with chocolate chips which are [v]egan—containing no dairy.”

We put the lime in the coconut for this Key Lime Pie bar. #LARABAR photo by @kombuchakt

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Like its parent business, Clif Bar & Company, LUNA ensures that many of its bars are free of animal products. Just check the ingredient list to be sure before you add ’em to your cart.

Enjoy, @madi.r.babb! You have that color scheme downnnn ??? . #LUNABar #LUNAFix

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Nature Valley Peanut Butter Crunchy Granola Bars

These sticks of peanut buttery, crunchy bliss are well worth the crumb explosion that comes with opening up the packaging. The Fruit & Nut Chewy Trail Mix Granola Bars are vegan, too.

Everything you love about trail mix in a chewy granola bar!

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Besides having a name that’s fun to say, these bars are also super-yummy. Plus, they boast all-natural cocoa solids, and I know how important those are to you.

Sweet and Salty #NationalPretzelMonth #glutenfree #chocolatepretzels #nugobars

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OK, so these guys are expensive, but there’s 20, I repeat 20, grams of plant protein in each bar, so they can truly be considered full meals. I promise that just one of these actually fills me up, while it usually takes at least three of any other bar to do the job. Peanut Butter Chocolate is my favorite flavor (are you surprised?).

SimplyProtein Bars

You can feel extra good about snacking on SimplyProtein Bars because they’re certified vegan and preservative-free. They contain 12 ingredients or fewer per bar and all of the essential amino acids—health nuts, rejoice!

All right, I lied about the spiel. Animals such as cows and bees suffer terribly when they’re used to make foods like granola bars. In the dairy industry, farmers routinely steal cows’ babies from them just days after they’re born, and in the honey industry, people tear off queen bees’ wings so that the rest of the hive won’t fly away.

So whenever you’re hunting for granola bars, make sure that the ones you buy contain no animal-derived ingredients like milk, whey, casein, or honey.

Check out our list of ACCIDENTALLY VEGAN CEREALS for more breakfast options!