Learn to make these simple grab on the go gluten free granola bars – dairy free, vegan
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:35 mins
Total Time:45 mins
2 1/2 cup of gluten free oats (jumbo or quick oats)
1 cup of sunflower seeds
1 cup of shredded coconut
1/3 cup of raisins
1/3 cup of cranberries
1 tsp of vanilla (powder of extract)
1 tsp of ginger
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 cup of applesauce
1/4 cup of coconut nectar
Preheat the oven at gas mark 4 or 190 degrees celsius.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and toast the coconut and oats for 10 minutes. Don’t worry if the entire batch doesn’t turn brown.
Meanwhile get the binding ingredients ready and combine the applesauce and coconut nectar together in a large mixing bowl.
Proceed to remove the toasted grains from the oven and cool for 5-10 minutes.
Fold in the oats, sunflower seeds, fruit, spices and vanilla into the wet ingredients until the oats are well coated.
Tip the granola mixture into a square baking tin lined with parchment paper. Add another layer of parchment paper on top and proceed to press down lightly using a baking tin of the same size to press down with.
Remove the top layer of parchment paper prior to placing in the oven.
Bake in the oven at gas 4 or 190 degrees celsius, baking time will vary depending on the size of the oats. Jumbo oats should take 15-20 minutes. Quick oats due to the excess moisture will take 30 minutes. Check throughout in order to ensure the granola doesn’t burn.
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.