Gluten-Free Chewy Granola Bars

I created this recipe for my daughter, who loves granola bars. I also made it dairy-free for my oldest son. There are some ingredients in this recipe that are not found in most pantries, so please adapt this recipe to what you have on hand, it is very forgiving.


2/3 cup brown rice syrup (or 1/2 cup honey) Reduce brown rice syrup to 1/2 cup to produce a crisper, less sweet bar.
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 Tablespoons coconut oil (or butter) reduce to 2 Tablespoons if you  want a crisper granola bar
1 1/2 cups gluten free oats
1/4 cup almond meal
1/4 cup flax seeds
1/4 cup sunflower kernels
1/4 cup dried cranberries (or raisins)
1/2 cup white chocolate chips (or any other flavor)


In a small mixing bowl, combine brown rice syrup, peanut butter, and coconut butter. Add in almond meal. Stir in the oats, sunflower kernels, flax seeds, and cranberries. Fold in chips.

Press into a greased 8 x 12 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

Cool completely in the baking dish on a wire rack. After they are cool, cut into 1 x 4 inch bars. If you try to cut them before they are cool, they will crumble. Makes 12 bars. Store in an airtight container.


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