Storing no bake gluten free granola bars:
These work great individually wrapped and placed in any lunchbox!
Once the bars are fully cool, cut them into desired shape, then individually wrap for quick grab and go lunchbox fillers, or keep them cut in an airtight container to grab and put in a container of your choosing!
No bake granola bar mix in ideas:
The way to make ANY granola bar your favorite is to play with things you throw in! Here are some ideas to get you going!
- Dried fruit: no more than 1/2-to 3/4 cup. If it is a larger dried fruit like an apricot, be sure to cut them up into small bite sized pieces first. Consider raisins, cranberries, apricots, cherries, or apples.
- Chocolate: Am I the only one with a household of chocoholics?! You easily mix in your favorite chocolate chips, or for a sugar free version, some cocoa nibs. Also consider melting a favorite 1/2 cup chocolate with a teaspoon or two of coconut oil to drizzle over the top!
- Nuts: Small bits of any nuts can add a lovely crunch. I prefer to use toasted varieties.
- Seeds: I love using seeds for their fiber, nutrients, and crunch! Try no more than 1/4 – 1/2 cup of any seed like chia seeds, pepitas, or hemp hearts.
- Spices: Cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger all come to mind. Pumpkin pie spice too!
Additional healthy snack ideas:
- My soft and chewy granola bars are another variation to try!
- These DIY Larabars use sunflower seeds to keep them nut free!
- I want to try these gluten free pizza waffles!
- Peanut butter dip is lower in fat because it uses peanut butter powder!
No Bake Gluten Free Granola Bar Recipe:
If you try these wholesome granola bars, be sure to come back and leave a start rating and comment!
Gluten Free No Bake Granola Bar
These no bake granola bars are loaded with the things YOU love and contain no refined sugars! Gluten free and vegan snack-a-licious
- 2 cups crispy rice cereal or other crunchy cereal
- 2 cups quick-cooking gluten free oats or if you don't stock the quick variety like me, whir the rolled oats in your coffee grinder a bit to break them down just slightly. Good toast your oats for additional flavor too.
- 1/2 cup flax meal or chia meal
- 1/2 cup dried fruit bite sized, optional
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips optional
- 1/2 cup nuts bite sized, optional
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup almond butter OR peanut butter, sunflower seed butter, etc.
- 1/2 cup palm sugar or other granulated sugar like brown, demerara, raw, or sucanat.
- 1/2 cup sticky sweetener brown rice syrup, honey, maple syrup all work.
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil or butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix the cereal, oats, dried fruit, chocolate chips, chia seeds, and nuts (if using) together in a large bowl.
On the stove top, put the sugar, honey, and nut butter in a small saucepan over medium low heat.
When softened, mix until smooth and add in the butter/oil and vanilla.
Pour the mixture over the dry ingredients and mix well until it is well incorporated and moistened.
Press FIRMLY into a 9 x 13 pan, using a Siplat to press into the pan and keep your hands clean!
Let the bars set for at least 1 hour and then cut into desired shape! Store in airtight container.
nutritional info includes all suggested add in options.
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