Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins
Great chewy granola bar that is great to bring to a play date! I love how versatile these bars are, you can make them fit your likes. I took this recipe from "playgroup granola bar" from Allrecipes.com and made then gluten free.
- 2 cups rolled oats (make sure they are Gluten Free)
- 3⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup ground flax seeds
- 3⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- 1 cup all purpose gluten-free flour (I use Gluten free Mama's coconut blend)
- 1⁄2 cup raisins (or other dried fruit or chocolate chips)
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup honey (or 1/4 cup of honey/1/4 cup corn syrup)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease a 9x13 inch baking pan or a cookie sheet.
- In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, flax seed, cinnamon, flour, raisins and salt. Make a well in the center, and pour in the honey, egg, oil and vanilla. Mix well using your hands. (*If mixture isn't sticking together add 1 teaspoon of Xanthum gum)Pat the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bars begin to turn golden at the edges. Cool for 5 minutes, then cut into bars while still warm. Do not allow the bars to cool completely before cutting, or they will be too hard to cut.
I made this last night and they are awesome! I doubled the cinnamon (my son and I love it) and added a few more raisins and what we got tastes like a "meatier" oatmeal raisin cookie. I used Bob's Red Mill brand gf oats, gf flour, and ground flax meal. I still feel new to the gluten free world and these are an awesome way to be sure my gluten sensitive son gets whole grains in his diet. Thank you for an awesome recipe! :)
Hey I took a look at your gluten free bars and it sounds great, however something you may want to try is switching out the vegetable oil with a nut oil, or olive oil. It may improve the taste and the fats would be much healthier for you with an almond, coconut, sunflower, sesame, canola, or olive oil. I hope I didn't cross any boundaries here, and I look forward to trying these bars!