Preheat oven to 350 F. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a slight overhang for easier removal. Set aside.
In a large pot, heat coconut oil, almond butter and sweetener over medium-heat until the mixture comes to a boil, stirring constantly. Lower the heat and simmer until the mixture is slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Remove pot from heat. Stir in vanilla and salt
until combined. Using a rubber spatula, stir in the oats, flour, almonds, coconut, cinnamon and salt until dough is combined and sticks together. Add the water and fold in the strawberries.
Transfer the mixture into the prepared pan while pressing down very firmly and flattening with a spatula until tight and compressed. Press in the optional chocolate chips.
Bake in preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, until edges are slightly brown. (For no bake granola bars - freeze pan for 1 hour, or until bars are set).
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Once cooled, remove bars, use
the parchment overhang to transfer the uncut bars to a cutting board.
Using a sharp knife, cut into even bars.