Servings: 16 bars serving(s)
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Three-Seed Gluten Free Granola Bars are a wholesome treat for snack time.
My kids are obsessed with packaged granola bars.
There is no shortage of baked goods in our house and our cupboards, fridge and freezer are overflowing with lunchbox options. But still my kids say that there’s nothing in the house to eat.
It’s enough to drive me crazy.
They’d walk out of the house with nothing but an apple for lunch if it wasn’t for my husband’s insistence on a compromise. We have found our middle ground but the one packaged food that irks me most is packaged granola bars.
May be it’s that fact that granola bars are just about the simplest things to make at home and that you can stuff all sorts of healthy and delicious things into a batch.
Then there’s the extra packaging that comes with individually wrapped packaged bars.
Whatever their reasons my kids prefer packaged granola bars, which is why it surprised me when they devoured this batch. And it was my daughter, the pickiest of the two, who kept going back for more.
I suspect they were drawn to this recipe because they’re not as oaty as most that I make, and they’re baked so the texture is a little different than the stovetop variety that’s pressed into a pan.
The chocolate coating is optional, depending on how picky your crowd is. (Just melt chocolate chips and spread it on the cooled bars). Dried cranberries or apricots are another nice addition to this recipe.
The extra bonus with these gluten free granola bars is that they’re nut-free too so are school-friendly.
Looking for more snack ideas? You might enjoy these recipes: 10 Wholesome Snack Ideas for the Whole Family
A special thank you to my friend Linda the Cheese Lady for the recipe.
Three-Seed Gluten Free Granola Bar Recipe
Makes 16 generous bars
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup brown rice flour
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 3 Tbsp. sunflower seeds
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
- 2 Tbsp. honey or maple syrup
- 5 – 6 Tbsp. melted coconut oil (or grape seed or canola oil)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup bittersweet Chocolate Chips
- Line an 8″x8″ pan with parchment paper. Pre-heat the oven to 350 F
- In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients. In a medium bowl combine the wet ingredients.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir well.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Press into prepared pan
- Bake for 25-28 minutes (you want the edges to be a little brown so they’re crunchy.)
- Cool completely before slicing.
Nutritional info: Per bar.
- Calories: 163.5
- Fat: 8.5 g
- Saturated Fat: 4.6 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Carbs: 20.6 g
- Sugar: 9.9
- Fibre: 2.1 g
- Protein: 2.9 g
- Potassium 180 mg
- Protein 2.9 g
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