Craving granola bars that are simple, chewy, and better for you than store-bought? Make some of these Gluten Free Granola Bars at home! Gluten Free, dairy free, whole grain; Free of: peanuts, dairy, eggs, soy
Line the bottom of an 8"x8" baking pa with a piece of parchment paper so that 2 of the edges hang over the sides of the pan. Set aside
In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, flour, coconut sugar, flax seed, cinnamon, salt, and mini chocolate chips or raisins
In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well with a spoon or with your hands
Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan
Bake for 20-25 minutes until the edges of the bars begin to turn golden brown. Watch these to make sure they don't burn!
Cool granola bars in the pan for about 10 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack by carefully lifting the parchment paper under the bars. Place on a wire rack and cool for another 10 minutes
Cut the bars while they are still soft and then allow to cool completely. These bars will get harder once cooled completely, so cut them while they are soft. But The bars will fall apart if you try handling them too much before they do cool