Chewy Granola Bars


[Updated July 2, 2015]

Make these ahead for a quick breakfast on busy mornings.

cup butter or margarine, melted
cup vegetable oil
cup brown sugar or date sugar
cup sugar
2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
2 cups gluten-free oats
2 cups quinoa or rice flakes
1 cup shredded coconut
cup chopped almonds (optional)
1 cup raisins or chopped dates

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and line a 9x12-inch non-stick jellyroll pan with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, mix melted butter and oil with sugars and honey. Stir in remaining ingredients until well blended.

3. Spoon mixture into prepared pan and press down evenly, making sure surface is smooth.

4. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool slightly and cut into bars.

Comments (2)

Should these be stored in the refrigerator? I am so fed up with finding decent tasting, but overpriced GF easy snack items that are sooo overpriced at my local grocery store chains! Also, I'm finding that if it says gluten-free on the package, it's at least double or triple the price..shameful! I understand that you must pay for quality ingredients, and be set up for meticulous GF product production..but I really see the greed of the gluten-free "fad" part, now that I officially have celiac! I'm finding you get half or a third of the product for twice or three times the cost of non-GF! And the prices you pay for a GF product at one store can vary tremendously from another! I'm finding that you must be careful to check package dates, as well. I just paid 3-4 times as much as regular instant oatmeal, for GF instant oatmeal (for my convenience sake) and came home to find out that it was outdated, AS WELL as triple the cost! I would like to try to make these homemade bars when I can, and then individually wrap and store some, for when I can't. How long would these last, if I make double or triple batches? Or maybe I should even try freezing some? Thanks for the recipe..this looks like a good tasting and pretty fast and simple one to make..and thank goodness for this website, too! (I guess I needed to blow off some steam about all the time and money one must spend living with celiac..but I'm learning how to manage..slow, but sure!..Lol.. :) But still, shame on the stores (or whoever) that causes some of these huge mark-ups I see! It hurts the medically diagnosed folks, who have no choice, and have to eat!)

Posted by: msmanorlee52 | December 5, 2015 8:35 PM    Report this comment

These are awesome. I've made them twice and one time they turned out hard but still tasted good. Maybe I baked them to long.

Posted by: Cinddy R | December 20, 2010 11:38 PM    Report this comment

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