I love granola bars, but the options available are very expensive and almost all include oats. This recipe is way better than the store bought bars, and doesn’t hurt my insides! My whole family likes these granola bars, and they are very easy to make. There are a lot of ingredients, though, so read carefully. The best part about these is that there really isn’t a way to mess them up except burn them, which is difficult. Ha.
Cost: 7/10 (Lots of ingredients!)
The recipe I used to start can be found here, but I can’t tolerate oats, so I changed it up a bit! I also have a hard time finding dried fruit that is 100% gluten free, so I used some fruit strips cut into pieces.
You will need…
1/2 C Quinoa Flakes*
1/2 C Shredded Coconut*
1/2 C Uncooked Quinoa
2 T Chia Seeds
1 t Cinnamon
2 Ripe Bananas
1/2 t Vanilla
1/2 C Almonds (Or nut of choice!)
1/3 C Dried Fruit
1/4 C Peanut Butter
2 T Honey (Leave out for vegan!)
*Substitute these for 1 C of oats if you would like!
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Next, mash the bananas and add vanilla and honey to the bowl.
After that, melt the peanut butter in the microwave and pour into the bowl. Once all the ingredients are in, mix thoroughly.
Once the mixture is ready, line an 8X8 baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper and press the mixture evenly throughout. Bake for around 15-20 minutes or until the edges are browning.
After the bars are done, let cool completely and slice into 8 bars or more if you like smaller granola bars.
I wrap mine in tin foil and store in the fridge for up to a week!
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! 🙂