If you’ve seen the Raspberry White Chocolate Granola Bar recipe, you’ll know how much we love our Granola Bar Pan. You guys… these nut free granola bars are just so legit. You can also make them seed free if needed. This particular recipe, in a way, is the sister recipe to the raspberry bars.
These gluten free chocolate chip granola bars are lower in sweetener than the other recipe for those who would like that option. In addition to that, these bars are so easy to make it’s almost criminal. No really. I had a batch in the oven in mere minutes.
The only downside to this recipe: how delicious the bars are. When they came out of the oven and were still a bit warm, I had the kids sample them for me. 12 bars were gone in about 10 minutes. TWELVE BARS. Poof. Like I had never made them. So, either make a big batch, or hide them from your kids.
Awesome Tool: The Granola Bar Pan
You can make this gluten free granola bar recipe on a sheet pan. You’ll want to press it down to the height of a granola bar, then cut into bars after cooking.
Orrrrrrrr… You can take the easy road and use a Granola Bar Pan. When I first saw this I was like… hmm.. very interesting. The owner sent us one to try and I was sold in a matter of 5 minutes.
The Granola Bar Pan comes with a press so you can flatten the top of your bars. The end result: a super authentic granola bar made at home. There’s something so magical about having the perfect shape every time.
The Granola Bar Pan is oven safe, freezer safe, and dishwasher safe.
How To Store Your Granola Bars
I like to use a small treat-bag for storing our homemade granola bars. You can then freeze them and pull them out as needed. Alternatively, you can keep them at room temperature for a week, or in your fridge for two. We use the freezer method and the kids know they can eat them whenever they’d like.
Are Granola Bars Healthy For You?
This is a question we see a lot. The answer is in a gray area. First, it depends on how you define “healthy”. Our personal take on the matter: if you’re using safe-for-you ingredients, ingredients you can pronounce, don’t load your bars with sugar, and eat them in moderation, there’s no issue.
That seems to be the underlying answer: moderation. Feed your body the good stuff, indulge when you’d like, and enjoy your food.
When it comes to “healthy” food in our home, I try not to stress too much about it. There’s veg in almost ever meal, and sure, there’s cake around too. When I look at the big picture of what the kids are eating, we’re doing just fine.
Free From: Wheat/Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Soy, Tree Nut (including Coconut), Peanut, Fish, Shellfish, Top 8 Allergens, Sesame, Alliums, Apple, Avocado, Banana, Beans & Lentils, Berries, Buckwheat, Cane/Refined Sugar, Celery, Citrus, Corn, Cruciferous, Garlic, Legume, Lupin, Mushroom, Mustard, Nightshade, Onion, Pea & Pea Protein, Potato (Nightshade Variety), Poultry, Red Meat, Rice, Squash & Gourd, Strawberry, Sweet Potato & Yam, Tapioca/Cassava/Yuca/Manioc, Tomato, Yeast
Friendly To: Diabetic, EOE, Vegan
Compatible With: Seed Free