Gluten-Free Chewy Granola Bars For Kids

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Simple Gluten-Free Chewy Granola Bar Recipe For Kids. Soft, chewy, and delightfully delicious makes, this healthy gluten-free snack perfect for even the pickiest kids. The healthy gluten-free bar is made with ingredients they love and keeps the sweet treat allergy-friendly.

To make this gluten-free granola bar, I used oats, puffed quinoa or rice, healthy coconut, extra virgin olive oil, pure maple syrup and chocolate chips. I have included two additional options, nuts and dried fruit, but they are not needed. The healthy bar tastes delicious without them.

 

gluten free granola bar

 

nutrient-rich granola bar,

When it comes to kid’s snacks, they like simple things, so sometimes less is more, such as this chewy granola bar. And what I love is that they are packed with protein and fiber and are only lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup.

This simple to make gluten-free snack is healthier than many available in supermarkets because you control the sugar and unwanted ingredients.

How to make this healthy gluten-free snack?

To start, mix the dry ingredients. They are certified gluten-free rolled oats, gluten-free flour blend, puffed quinoa or rice, unsweetened shredded coconut, dried fruit such as raisins, cherries, chopped apricots or dates, and baking soda and chocolate chips.

Next, add the remaining ingredients, pure maple syrup, heart-healthy olive oil, an egg and vanilla. Using your hands, mix everything. That is it for the recipe!

Now, press the mixture into a baking pan and bake for about 30 – 35 minutes, until golden brown. Cool the bars for five minutes and slice to desired sizes. Done and DONE 🙂

 

top view of gluten-free granola bars on a plate

 

And it is always nice to find budget-friendly recipes such as these gluten-free granola bars. Although I made this gluten-free snack for kids, I know everyone will enjoy them.

So if you are looking for healthy gluten-free recipes that kids love, check out our gluten-free kid’s favourite recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour blend
  • 1 cup puffed quinoa or puffed rice (GF rice Krispies cereal)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans, almonds or walnuts) optional
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit (raisins, cherries, chopped apricots or dates) optional
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. Fine Himalayan salt
  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
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    Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F and line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper
  • Using a large bowl combine dry ingredients
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix to combine. It may be easier to use your hands making sure everything is well mixed
  • Transfer the mixture into prepared baking pan and using the back of the spoon or hands press firmly into the pan
  • Bake for 30 - 35 minutes until golden
  • Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Cut the bars with a sharp knife while still warm, otherwise they are a little tricky to cut. Enjoy!
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