Gluten-Free Chewy Granola Bars For Kids

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Simple Gluten-Free Chewy Granola Bar Recipe For Kids. Soft and chewy and delightfully delicious is what makes this healthy granola bar perfect for even the pickiest kids. Made with ingredients they love and still keeping the granola bar allergy-friendly. To make this gluten-free granola bar I used oats, puffed quinoa or rice, coconut, extra virgin olive oil, pure maple syrup and chocolate chips. I have also included two additional options nuts and dried fruit, but they are not needed. The healthy bar tastes delicious without them.

When it comes to kids snacks, they like simple things, so sometimes less is more, such as this chewy granola bar. The best part, they are packed with protein, fiber and are lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup. These super easy to make gluten-free granola bars are healthier than the ones you would buy in the store, because you control the sweetener and unwanted additives. They are also budget-friendly. Although I made these granola bars for kids, I know everyone will enjoy them. If you are looking for healthy gluten-free recipes check out our kids favourites section

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
  • 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 while still warm otherwise they are a little tricky to cut. Enjoy!


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