*** Just a note to those following my blog, but not following a gluten free diet, with just a simple adjustment to the recipes they can be full of gluten. Substitutes: any gluten free flour/mix use wheat flour and omit the xanthan gum. ***

Monday, April 30, 2012

Chewy Gluten Free Granola Bars

 These granola bars are so good!!  They are more like a cookie bar!!  I got the recipe from Gluten Free Goodness' blog, but I can't seem to find the link right now.   I love to have these to take on trips or just for snacks!!

4 1/2 cups       GF rolled oats
1 cup                All-purpose GF flour (I use Featherlight mix.)
1/2 tsp             Xanthan Gum (if its not in your flour)
1 tsp                 Baking Soda
1 tsp                 Vanilla Extract
2/3 cup            Butter, softened
1/2 cup            Honey
1/3 cup            Brown Sugar, packed
1-2 cups          Chocolate Chips (could use raisins, nuts or a combination)

Directions:  Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).  Lightly grease one 9" x 13" pan.

In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, vanilla, butter, honey & brown sugar.

Stir in the chocolate chips (raisins or nuts).

Lightly press mixture into the prepared pan.
Bake at 325 degrees F for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown.

When it comes out of the oven, use a spatula and press the granola bars.  
It helps them stick together better.  Let cool for 10-15 minutes.

Then cut into bars.  
Let bars cool completely in pan before removing or serving.  
Although my husband can never wait that long.  :)

Once they are cooled I wrap each bar in wax paper and store in an air tight container.



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