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I am always looking for healthy grab and go snacks!  Earlier this month, I posted a delicious Cinnamon & Honey Nut Crunch Cereal recipe and this recipe is a spin off of that recipe.  For this specific recipes I added some dried cranberries.  You could add so many different ingredients to customize these granola bars to your liking.  

 I like to add a little peanut butter and then drizzle some chocolate over the top.  I also think that coconut would taste amazing in these granola bars!  What combinations would you mix together to create your own favorite flavors?

 I like to wrap these granola bars in a little parchment paper and then tie them off with some twine.  They make the cutest gift ever!  Just put them in a nice tin and you have a delicious and yummy gift to give to your friends and family!

Organic Granola Bars ~ Gluten Free & Grain Free

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 hours

Total Time: 10 hours, 5 minutes

Yield: 10-12 granola bars

Serving Size: 1 granola bar

Organic Granola Bars ~ Gluten Free & Grain Free

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup almond meal/flour (I grind my own almonds in my coffee grinder for a fine grind)
  • 1/2 cup pecan meal/flour (I grind my own pecans in my coffee grinder for a fine grind)
  • 2 tbsp packed coconut flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp of unrefined sea salt (taste and adjust to desired taste)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 cup raw milk, organic milk or fresh coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Mix together the almond meal, pecan meal, coconut flour, cinnamon, sea salt and baking soda.
  2. In a small bowl mix together milk, honey and vanilla.
  3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients together and stir well.
  4. Stir in dried cranberries.
  5. Allow mixture to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  6. Stir lightly one more time and then place this mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with un-greased parchment paper. Pat out into a thin layer and form into individual bars.
  7. If you have a dehydrator, you can use your tray made for fruit leather. You will have to flip it over half way through the cooking time.
  8. Cook at 165 F for 10-18 hours. At the five hour mark I usually flip them over. If you are using your oven at your lowest setting, you might have to reduce the time. Cook until the granola bars are completely dry.
  9. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place.
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17 thoughts on “Organic Granola Bars ~ Gluten Free & Grain Free”

  1. Julia Tipple Farver says:

    Sounds and looks delicious. I will be giving them a try. :)

  2. apriljharris says:

    Great photographs, and your granola bars look and sound wonderful! It’s lovely they are gluten free too. I’m going to feature them in my Hearth and Soul post tomorrow :)

  3. Adrienne Whole New Mom says:

    YUMM!!  Just shared on my Facebook page.  

    1. hallecottis says:

       @Adrienne Whole New Mom Thank you Adrienne :)

    2. hallecottis says:

       @Adrienne Whole New Mom Thank you Adrienne :)

  4. CarrieCookeRaab says:

    Looks wonderful! Makes me want one now! :) Thanks for sharing with us at Healthy 2Day Wednesdays!

  5. BriannaHobbs says:

    I’m so trying these! Pinned!
    Brianna from <a href=”http://www.flippindelicious.com/”>Flippin’ Delicious</a>

  6. mizhelenadams says:

    What a beautiful presentation for these delicious Granola Bars. We will really enjoy these bars.  Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. CindyDentGordon says:

    These look so good!  I’d love them right now for an afternoon pick me up!  Got it tweeted and pinned!

    1. hallecottis says:

       @CindyDentGordon Thanks Cindy :)

  8. AmeeBeckLivingston says:

    I cannot wait to try this recipe!  I don’t eat many grains and these bars are perfect!!  Thank  you for sharing at Fit and Fabulous Fridays!

  9. coconutmama says:

    These are the BEST looking grain-free granola bars I have seen!  I just started the Whole30 and foresee myself continuing with little to no grains in the future.  I will definitely be making these!

  10. brthomas6 says:

    I make similar <a href=”http://brt-insights.blogspot.com/2013/01/pumpkin-spice-granola-fiber-bars.html”>granola bar recipes</a> using flaxseed meal where you are using almond and pecan meal. Flax adds the omega-3 nutrition that we all need.

  11. David says:

    Love that good work.pls if their is anyway I cn b on ur mailing list will b so hapi

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