These granola bars are super easy to make, nutrition packed, and absolutely delicious.
Make a batch of these vegan and gluten free granola bars to keep on hand for the week – or better yet, double the recipe and freeze half for later! They make excellent travel buddies – or cubicle buddies. ;)
Do you guys prefer chewy or crunchy granola bars?
I’m fully on team chewy, which is probably why I really love these bars; they have an awesome chewy texture and aren’t too sweet, but they have a lot of great flavor.
They also won’t fall apart on you like crunchy granola bars – because who wants half their granola bar to be in the their lap rather than their mouth? Not cool.
The other thing I love about these bars is that they are seriously satisfying.
Whenever I make granola bars the key is to make sure they have lots of protein, fiber, and healthy fats, because otherwise they won’t have much staying power!
These are packed with a ton of nutritional superstars: walnuts, nut butter, oats, chickpea flour, and ground flaxseed. You will not be hungry again an hour later after enjoying one of these bad boys!
They are easy to make, too. A quick mixing sesh and into the oven they go.
Once the bars are out of the oven and cool, I suggest slicing them into bars and wrapping them up individually in foil for easier grabbing and going later in the week.
They will last longer if you store them in the fridge, but don’t worry about them being in your bag all day long – they don’t need to stay refrigerated.
Here’s the full recipe for my vegan gluten free granola bars.
Please let me know how you like them and tag me @fANNEtasticfood on social media so I can see what adventures you’ve gotten up to with these bars in tow!
Yield: 8-10 bars Vegan Gluten Free Granola Bars Print These granola bars are a nutritional powerhouse; packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats, they’ll keep you going whether you need a quick breakfast or a handy on-the-go snack. Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Total Time 25 minutes Ingredients 2 Tablespoons ground flaxseed + 6 Tbsp warm water 1 & 3/4 cups oats* 1 cup chickpea (garbanzo bean) flour 2/3 cup dried cranberries (or raisins/cherries/chocolate chips) 1/3 cup chopped walnuts* 2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (omit if you use salted nut butter) 1/2 cup almond or peanut butter 1/2 cup pure maple syrup Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1) Mix the flax meal with the warm water and set aside to “gel.” This is the vegan equivalent of two eggs!
2) In a large bowl, mix oats, chickpea flour, cranberries, walnuts, cinnamon, and sea salt. In a separate smaller bowl, mix nut butter with maple syrup, then add the flax/water mixture, which should now have gelled, and stir again.
3) Mix wet ingredients into dry. Pour into a greased square or rectangular baking dish (mine is 11x7 but slightly smaller would be better) and bake 15 to 18 minutes, until top is golden brown. Allow to cool, then cut into bar shapes.
© Anne Category: Baked Goods
Interested in more granola/snack bar recipes? Here are a few other faves:
5-Minute No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars (vegan, gluten free if you use GF certified oats) — one of my most popular recipes on the blog! Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Granola Bars (whole wheat) Dark Chocolate Quinoa Bars (gluten free) #VeganGranolaBars #Snacks #Breakfast #Recipes #BakedGoods