September 17, 2009


Gluten-Free Granola Bars

Labor Day weekend my family left me to go camping.  Some of you are wondering why I didn’t go.  I have done my share of camping, including a 4 week cross country trip, but not this time.  Let me just say, there were 10 men & boys, dirt bikes, guns, and no bathrooms.  What would you have done?  Besides, one of my dogs had a sprained leg, and it would have been torture to take him but not let him run.

Anyway, I wanted to make some granola bars they could snack on that wouldn’t be full of sugar.  As is often the case, I combined ingredients and techniques from different recipes.  I was very happy with how they turned out.  I made two batches and put some in the freezer to have for quick gluten-free snacks.

Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Granola Bars

Ingredientsgranola bars
Combine the oats, coconut, sunflower seeds, nuts, flax seeds, and salt in a food processor and process until well mixed and in small pieces.  I had to do this in batches since I don’t have a large food processor.
Put it into a large bowl.  In a small bowl, combine the nut butter and agave nectar. Pour this over the ingredients in the large bowl and stir to evenly coat.  Place everything in a greased/sprayed jelly roll pan and pat it down with a spatula or greased fingers. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.   Cool before cutting.  They will keep at room temperature for a few days, or you can store them  in the refrigerator for at least a week.  They freeze well for long term storage.

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Wow! You are my hero! I've long been looking for a sugar-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free granola bar recipe that was healthy and tasty and that I could keep extras of in the fridge or freezer! You are amazing! Thank you!
I would have stayed home and made granola bars, too. Let the boys have the wild outdoors this time. The recipe looks pretty good and easy. Will be trying it for sure. Thanks for sharing it!
These look great! I keep wanting to try my hand at granola bars, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I have a lot of traveling coming up, so maybe I should try these soon so I can take them with me.
This looks great & i can't wait to try it!

I don't use agave, tho, so will probably try some brown sugar, honey, molasses, stevia mixture.

Thanks for sharing. I'm excited to make these.
Linda--Now, you're talking. Love granola and granola bars, and am not a fan of the purchased gf versions of either. I don't eat gf oats a lot, but I just ordered some. I'll make this recipe for sure. I meant to pick up some flax seed today and forgot, but will certainly get it before my oats come in. :-)

Okay - Yum!! These look delicious =D. I love granola bars!
I have been thinking about making granola bars, too. I just haven't done it yet. Finding GF oats has been rough - do you order yours on-line??
This looks yummy! You made me laugh at the thought of you camping with all the men and boys and dirt bikes and no bathroom! I would have made the same choice as you.
Love these, Linda!! Thanks so much for linking them to Slightly Indulgent Monday. It's a great recipe - I hope people stop by and try these.
I just made these for the first time ... delicious!! Thank you for posting this! I'd been looking for a gluten-free, sugar-free granola bar for a while!

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