Almond Honey Flax Granola Bars – Gluten Free

*This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, egg free)*

Almond Honey Flax Granola Bars
©Jessica Caracciolo

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups gluten-free oats
  • 3/4 cups gluten free whole O’s cereal
  • 3/4 cups gluten free crispy rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/3 cup lightly packed light-brown sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons gf/df butter
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
  • 1/3 cup honey- add more if needed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Line 11 x 14 baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Spray with nonstick cooking spray, leaving a 1-inch overhang on all sides. Set aside.
  • Place oatmeal, whole Os, almonds, flaxseeds and rice cereal in a large bowl; stir to combine. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, mix together brown sugar, butter, almond butter, vanilla and honey. Place over medium-high heat; bring to a gentle boil. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add dry ingredients; stir until mixture is fully coated and well combined.
  • Evenly pour entire mixture into prepared baking pan. Press mixture down in pan, tight. Bake 5-10 minutes until browned and crispy. Let fully cool and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes after cooling. Cut into 1 inch x 5 inch bars. Makes about 30.

If you have any questions please contact me. I know what it is like to be free of many allergens and how hard it can be baking and cooking this way. I am happy to help you if I can.