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Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Granola Bars

  • Author: Nikki Cervone
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 bars 1x


Need an allergen-free snack that is packed with tasty and wholesome ingredients? You’ll want to make a couple batches of these granola bars.


  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raw agave nectar, plus more as needed
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, plus 1 teaspoon for the pan
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dried raisins


  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Coat an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil. Line with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides for easy removal, and coat the paper with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil. Set aside. 
  2. In a food processor, add the oats, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, coconut, salt, and cinnamon. Pulse for about 30 seconds, or until finely chopped. Pour mixture into a large mixing bowl and set aside. 
  3. Place the agave, 1/2 cup coconut oil, and vanilla in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Heat and stir until warm and everything is combined, about 1 minute, stirring constantly with a spatula. 
  4. Pour the agave mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Add the dried fruit. Stir everything together until all ingredients are completely combined. 
  5. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish, pressing down very firmly. 
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until lightly browned on the top and edges. Remove pan from oven. Place on a wire rack to cool in the pan for 30 minutes. 
  7. Once cooled, use the overhang of parchment to carefully lift the baked mixture from the pan. Cut into 8 long bars and serve.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Granola Bars
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Snacks

Keywords: granola bar, gluten-free, dairy-free, oats