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Gluten Free Granola Bars

January 29, 2014

Gluten-free is all the rage now and this quick and easy gluten-free granola bar recipe is perfect for a healthy breakfast or snack.



2 Tbsp flax meal + 6 Tbsp warm water

1 & 3/4 cups oats*

1 cup chickpea (garbanzo bean) flour

2/3 cup dried cranberries (or raisins/cherries)

1/3 cup chopped walnuts*

2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp sea salt (omit if you use salted nut butter)

1/2 cup almond butter (or peanut butter)

1/2 cup pure maple syrup (or agave nectar)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1) Mix the flax meal with the warm water and set aside to “gel.” This is the vegan equivalent of two eggs!

2) In a large bowl, mix oats, chickpea flour, cranberries, walnuts, cinnamon, and sea salt. In a separate smaller bowl, mix nut butter with maple syrup, then add the flax/water mixture, which should now have gelled, and stir again.

3) Mix wet ingredients into dry. Pour into a greased square or rectangular baking dish (mine is 11×7 but slightly smaller would be better) and bake 15 to 18 minutes, until top is golden brown. Allow to cool, then cut into bar shapes.


Tip: Store them in the fridge or even in the freezer so they last longer.