Chewy Granola Bar Bites—Gluten-Free

Yield: 30 Bite Size Pieces

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free oats
  • 1 cup Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice- Gluten Free cereal
  • 1/4 cup whole flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp. flax + 3 tbsp. warm water = let sit for 5 minutes)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (I used PB&Co. Mighty Maple)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tsp. cinnamon

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 330 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine your dry ingredients (oats, cereal, almonds, raisins, flax, cinnamon) in a large bowl. Meanwhile, make your flax egg by combining 1 tbsp. ground flax seeds with 3 tbsp. warm water. To make a flax egg, your flax and water need time to sit and bind together. Let this mixture sit and thicken for about 5 minutes

Lucky for you, you’ve got a sauce to make. Combine your peanut butter, applesauce, maple syrup, and vanilla in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute and stir until smooth. You could heat this over a stovetop, but, well – it was 6:30 in the morning. That’s asking a little too much.

Pour the peanut butter sauce and flax egg onto your dry ingredients and mix until the mixture is evenly coated. Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray and spoon the mixture into the muffin holes. This will NOT stick together at this point – it’s okay. Just go with it. Press the granola mixture down into the mini muffin tin so it’s packed tightly.

Bake in your 330-degree oven for 20-22 minutes. The bottoms of your granola bites should begin to brown. Let cool completely before removing from pan.

I know exactly what you’re going to ask me – can I make this in regular muffin tins? Why yes, yes you can! See that big guy in the picture down below on the upper right side? That’s a Supersized granola bar bite that was baked in a regular muffin tin.

These are even better than I would have expected. One reason? Bite-sized means I get to eat more. Another reason? They’re really tasty. Not too sweet, perfectly spiced.

Source: Chelsey @ Clean Eating Chelsey