Gluten-free Cherry Chocolate Oat Granola Bars recipe. Healthy homemade granola bars filled with chia seeds, oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and almonds. They make for a great snack on the go.

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Having healthy snacks in the refrigerator makes me really happy. It’s just nice to know that I can rely on a nutritious yet delicious snack on the go, or something healthy that satisfies my sweet tooth.

Like these Gluten-free Cherry Chocolate Oat Granola Bars. They really hit the spot and are filled with healthy ingredients, like chia seeds, oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and almonds.

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Plus, they are super easy to make and very customizable!

All you have to do is mix and heat water, honey, and almond butter together.

(Note: if you need your bars to stick together better, add more honey šŸ™‚ )

Then, mix together everything that you want in your granola bar in a separate bowl.

For me, that’s oats, almonds, shredded coconut, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried cherries and chocolate chips.

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I love the combo of dried cherries and chocolate chips in the summer time because cherries are the epitome of summer to me.

However, you can switch things up as you please.

Don’t want almonds? Add walnuts.

Don’t want dried cherries? What about raisins or dried apricots?

Once you figure out what you want in your granola bar and it is all mixed together in a bowl, then pour the honey almond butter mixture into it and mix until it all gets niiiiiiiice and sticky.

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Then, put this mixture into a pan, pat it down flat and refridgerate until its hard (about an hour).

That’s it! And you have healthy granola bars at your fingertips.

I love knowing exactly what is inside of them… Because do you really need corn syrup in your granola bar? No.

These are really great to add to your or your kids lunches. Or, as I mentioned, to pick up and go when you are busy.

I also like them for breakfast. šŸ™‚

Hope you enjoy!!

Other Oat recipes you may enjoy:

Mixed Berry Oat Crumble Bars (Gluten-free)

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF)

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Gluten-free Cherry Chocolate Oat Granola Bars

Servings: 12 bars
Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Healthy homemade granola bars filled with chia seeds, oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and almonds. They make for a great snack on the go.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat the honey, water, vanilla, and almond butter in a saucepan over medium heat until it boils and melts. Then turn off heat and leave in pan.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the oats, almond flour, unsweetened coconut, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, crushed almonds and dried cherries.
  • Pour the honey/almond butter mixture over the oat mixture and mix. Mix in 1/3 cups of the chocolate chips.
  • Line a 8x8in square pan with wax paper or parchment paper and pour the mixture into it.
  • Wet your spatula with water and pat down the mixture until it is even and firm in the pan. Top with the other 1/3 cup of the chocolate chips and pat down.
  • Refrigerate for an hour to overnight.
  • Lift the hardened granola bars out of the pan by pulling two sides of the wax paper up.
  • Place them on a hard surface and cut into 12 granola size bars using a very sharp knife. Note: make sure the knife is sharp or else the bars will crumble more when cutting.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: granola bars
Author: Dominique | Perchance to Cook