gluten/egg/dairy free granola bars

gluten/egg/dairy free granola bars

Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Allergy Tree Nuts
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Meal type Breakfast, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable


  • 1 c. gluten free oats
  • 1 c. pecans
  • 1 c. whole almonds
  • 1/2 c. sunflower seeds
  • 1 c. dried cranberries
  • 2 Tbs. sesame seeds
  • 1/4 c. + 2 Tbs. honey (can also use agave for vegan)
  • 3 Tbs. coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (use less if your nuts & sunflower seeds are salted)
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. cinnamon


My sister gave me this recipe that I tweaked based on what I had in my pantry. Feel free to play with your mix-ins...add chocolate chips or your favorite dried fruit. Check out this recipe and others on Whole Food Fridays:

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1. Pulse half of the nuts & oats in a food processor until they are of flour consistency. Don't pulse too long or you'll have nut butter!
2. Coarsely chop remaining nuts and mix in a bowl with the nut flour; add sunflower seeds, remaining gluten free oats and dried cranberries.
3. In a small saucepan mix honey, coconut oil, extracts, salt & cinnamon. Bring to a boil; once frothing, cook 15 seconds.
4. Remove honey mixture and mix into nut/oat mixture.
5. Press firmly into an 8x8 pan, lined with foil. Refrigerate until set.
6. Chop into bars, wrap in plastic and refrigerate or freeze.

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