Wednesday, February 3, 2010

GF/CF Granola Bars

Quick snacks are hard with a restricted diet... and often tasteless. Oh the ease of a prepackaged chewy granola bar,just throw it in the diaper bag and go. When you are out shopping and the child gets restless, give said granola bar and have quiet for 5 or 10 minutes. (Okay, I know, food for silence is not the best trade off... but you all know you do it!) But to get bars that are safe for our Fish costs an arm and a leg, not to mention that they have the taste of cardboard. Enter the most delicious GF/CF (gluten free/ casein free) granola bars you have ever tried! I have to credit Lindsey over on for the original, non GF/CF recipe. The original recipe isn't posted on her blog... but she is pretty cool, so go and check it out anyways!

Without further delay...

GF/CF Chewy Granola Bars


2/3 cups GF pancake or baking mix (I used bob's red mill)
1/3 cup ground flax seed
2 cups GF oats (if not marked GF, they aren't GF... consult your doctor if oats are safe with your GF diet)

1 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1 egg
1/3 cup mini GF/CF chocolate chips (we use enjoy life... free of the top 8 allergens)
1/2 cup dried fruit (we have used cherries and cranberries with great success)

1. Heat Oven to 350
2. Thoroughly mix melted oil and brown sugar
3. Add rest of ingredients, mix well
4. Grease pan (make sure spray if using is GF/CF). Press mixture into the pan evenly.
5. Bake until center is set, and slightly golden brown. About 17-20 minutes
6. Cut bars while warm, remove from pan once cooled, store in an airtight container until use.

These are so good, I guarantee people who can eat the good stuff will never know the difference!


  1. Oooh, fun! Thanks for the plug. ;) Is CF casein-free? We are going to have to try dairy-free for Cam, maybe grain/wheat-free, I may have to try this recipe!