Gluten free granola bars

    2 hours 13 min

    If you are trying to avoid certain grains and processed sugars, this is an excellent substitute for the traditional granola bar. This is also wonderful on top of ice cream or baked apples.

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    Serves: 20 

    • 180g almonds, divided
    • 180g sunflower seeds, divided
    • 180g grated unsweetened coconut
    • 130g diced dried apricots
    • 350ml coconut oil
    • 120ml honey
    • 30g ground cinnamon, or as needed
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:3min  ›  Extra time:2hr setting  ›  Ready in:2hr13min 

    1. Place 120g of the almonds and 120g of the sunflower seeds into a food processor; chop until nuts are small pieces, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from food processor and pour in a bowl. Place the remaining almonds and sunflower seeds into the food processor; roughly chop into larger pieces, about 1 minute. Mix remaining nuts, seeds, coconut and dried apricot into the finely chopped nut mixture until mixture is combined.
    2. Combine coconut oil, honey, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat; cook until the coconut oil mixture bubbles and turns a lighter colour, 3 to 5 minutes.
    3. Pour coconut oil mixture over the fruit and nut mixture; stir until the granola mixture takes on the consistency of wet sand, about 1 minute.
    4. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Pour granola mixture onto the tray; place a second sheet of greaseproof paper on top of the granola mixture. Push down on the paper with you hands until the granola mixture has been evenly spread. Pack tightly to ensure that the granola will not fall apart.
    5. Cool until granola has hardened, 2 to 3 hours. Cut into bars.


    Any assorted nuts of your choice can be substituted for the almonds and sunflower seeds.

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    very yummy! I made this and because it was so warm I couldn't get them to 'set' or firm up. So I put them, very carefully, into individual poly bags and then into the freezer. You can eat them straight from the freezer. Better than ice cream. I only put two teaspoons of cinnamon in - 30g is an awful lot and am pleased with the very mild taste.  -  28 Aug 2017