My son loves gluten free muesli bars, however, a lot of the store bought varieties are filled with lots of sugar, artificial flavors and colorings and just are not that nutritious.
I have never been a big baker so I wanted to find a recipe for gluten free muesli bars that was simple and not too time consuming and I think I have found just that!
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- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil or ghee
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup rice malt syrup (or you can use honey or maple syrup)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 2/3 cup gluten free rolled oats (I love Bob’s red mill GF oats)
- 1/3 cup GF flour
- 1/2 cup coconut
- 1 cup of any puffed rice
- 1 cup seed and nut trail mix roughly chopped ( I use pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and almonds).
- 1/2 cup cranberries, sultanas or other dried fruit roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup cacao nibs or chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 320F degrees;
- Line a rectangular slice tin with baking paper;
- Leave some paper hanging over the edge so that the bars will be easier to remove from the pan;
- Melt the coconut oil, nut butter and rice malt syrup on medium on the stove for 2-3 minutes stirring occasionally;
- Add in the salt, cinnamon, brown sugar and vanilla and mix until the sugar has dissolved. Pour into a large bowl;
- Add the oats, flour, coconut, seed and nut trail mix and dried fruit and stir well until all ingredients are full covered;
- Add the puffed rice and cacao nibs and gently mix together;
- Press the mixture firmly and evenly into the pan;
- Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until the edges are golden brown;
- Cool completely before removing from the pan and cutting into bars.
I totally hope you enjoy these as much as my family does. One thing important to note….these will disappear quickly so be sure to put some aside for you to enjoy!
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