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gluten-free granola bars

The Most Amazing Gluten-free Granola Bars Ever!

Simple to make with natural ingredients, gluten-free, dairy-free, no-bake, and delicious. This is what a homemade granola bar should taste like!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy-free, dairy-free granola bars, gluten-free, gluten-free granola bars, granola bar, homemade granola bars, no-bake granola bars, nut-free granola bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 200kcal
Cost $6


  • 8x8 pan
  • saucepan
  • large bowl


  • 1 1/2 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup gluten-free crisp rice (cereal)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil - heaping 1/2 cup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1/4 cup raisins or dried fruit
  • 1/4 cup nut-free roasted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free, nut-free chocolate chunks or chips


  • Line your 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper
    lined pan with parchment paper
  • Pulse the oats a few times if you would like them in smaller bits...I prefer this. Otherwise, it's okay to keep the oats whole.
  • Grab a large bowl and put in the oats, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Stir with spoon or clean hands. I prefer to use my hands.
    oats and spices in bowl
  • Add the dried fruit, crisp rice, sunflower seeds, and chocolate chunks to the bowl. Stir.
  • Combine coconut oil, vanilla, and honey into a saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally until the mixture is bubbling. Remove from heat.
  • Take the honey/oil mixture and pour over the dry ingredients. Stir using a wooden spoon or spatula.
  • Once everything is coated with the honey/oil mixture, dump it all into the lined 8 x 8 pan. PRESS FIRMLY INTO THE PAN. This is how they stay together. Super important!
    granola bars in a pan
  • Cover the pan with foil and place it in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Two hours+ is ideal. Once formed, remove the block of mixture from the pan and cut it into bars to the size of your liking.
  • Store the granola bars in a Zip-Lock bag or air-tight container in the frig. for up to 7 days.


Please note the calories and cost are estimated. These would be more expensive if you went the organic route. And the calories will differ depending on the size you cut them...not to mention other ingredients you may add.
These bars are excellent on their own, but feel free to add peanuts, almonds, walnuts, or other nuts for a meater bar. You can experiment by adding peanut butter, if you do, put it in the saucepan with the honey/oil mixture. Dried cranberries, chopped dried apricots, or dried cherries would be amazing in this granola bar recipe as well.  Enjoy!