Gluten-Free Granola Bars

  • Yield 1 dozen

Try these tasty granola bars for a convenient on-the-go snack.

Ingredients

1 cup sliced raw organic almonds
2 cups gluten-free oats
1/2 cup maple syrup
2/3 cup local raw honey
1 1/2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla extract
1 teaspoon organic sea salt
1/2 cup chopped dried organic cranberries
3 tablespoons coconut oil (or dairy-free butter substitute)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F.  Line a large rimmed baking pan with baking parchment.  Toast the almonds and oats together in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat for 3 to 4 mintues or until the mixture is slightly brown.  Mix the maple syrup, honey, vanilla, salt, cranberries and coconut oil in a bowl.  Add the oats mixture and mix well.  Pour into the prepared baking pan and press with the back of a spoon.  Bake on the middle oven rack for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.  Cook for about 1 hour before cutting into individual bars.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Nutrition Balance for Life’s Ready, Set, Eat! (Dallas, Texas, 2011).

 

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