Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Crunchy Granola Bars

We really like crunchy granola bars but can't eat the popular ones on the market due to the added soy protein, eggs and dairy.  So I decided to create my own recipe.  Here is one that I tried today.  I forgot about them.  OOPS!  So the edges are a little brown.....well really brown but DG thinks they taste like roasted marshmallows.  LOL!  I am pleased with them and thought others might like them as well.  They do contain quite a bit of sugar between the honey and the brown sugar.  I did not mess with that yet.  ;)

Crunchy Granola Bars

3/4 c melted coconut oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 c brown sugar

Mix together as well as possible.  Immediately  pour into:

4 cups GF oatmeal
1 c unsweetened coconut
1/2 - 3/4 chopped dark unsweetened chocolate *

Mix thoroughly until everything is incorporated.  Press into an 10 x 15 jelly roll pan.  Bake at 450.  MAKE SURE YOU WATCH THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!  When they are evenly browned, remove from the oven.  Score/cut with a pizza cutter.  Allow to cool completely.  Remove from pan and break apart.  YUMMY!

* Make sure to use dairy free unsweetened chocolate or dark chocolate


  1. This sounds fantastic. My son loves granola bars. I haven't tried making them with coconut oil yet.

  2. We are starting to look for different recipes..may have to try this one out!

  3. I have yet to make homemade granola bars, but these sound wonderful. Plus, I can read and understand all the ingredients.