Healthier Treats: Sweet & Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars

RECIPE
Friendly To: Low-FODMAP, IBS

Who doesn’t love granola bars? 

From kids to adults, these no-bake, sweet and salty, oat and peanut butter granola bars are always a huge hit. With just a handful of ingredients, you can make these bars according to the recipe, or add some of your own mix-ins for a customized snack for your family. 

These bars are great as a pre-game snack, with an afternoon cup of tea, or right out of the pan. Since you cut the bars to size, you can customize the size to fit a Low-FODMAP diet. 

Two tablespoons of peanut butter are considered a Low-FODMAP serving, and these bars fit right in according to the recipe size. Sweetened with pure maple syrup, they are the perfect chewy, salty-but-sweet snack. 

These no-bake granola bars are dairy-free & gluten-free. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¾ cups Gluten Free Quick Cooking Oats (Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup no-salt added, creamy, natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup mini-GF/DF chocolate chips (Enjoy Life)
 Extra tips for when making these granola bars:
  • Annoyed when the paper rolls up and doesn’t lie flat? Cut the paper to size then crinkle it up like you’re throwing it away. Then flatten it out in the pan or on a cookie sheet. It will lay much flatter!
  • A stand mixer makes this much easier, but you can also mix by hand. We don’t recommend a hand mixer for these bars.
  • *Additional mix-ins (if tolerated): raisins, craisins, slivered almonds, diced walnuts, shredded coconut.

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Sweet & Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars

Servings: 14

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  • Prep Time: 15 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups Gluten Free Quick Cooking Oats (Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup no-salt added, creamy, natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup mini-gluten-free/dairy-free chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Start by lining an 8x8 pan with parchment or wax paper. Allow the paper to hang over the sides for easy granola bar removal. 
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the oats, cinnamon and salt together. 
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, mix peanut butter and maple syrup together. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, or until mixture is loose and easily pourable. Add vanilla. 
  4. Add the peanut butter mixture to the oat mixture and mix on low until incorporated. If mixing by hand, the mixture will be thick and sticky. Once the oats and peanut butter mixture are combined, add in the mini-chocolate chips. Mix on low until all mixed in.
  5. Dump the oat mixture into the lined 8x8 pan. Spread the mixture evenly and press into the corners. Cover with another sheet of parchment paper and press down evenly. (You might use the bottom of a measuring cup to get it flat and evenly distributed). 
  6. Refrigerate for 2 hours to overnight. When ready to cut, simply lift the parchment paper out of the baking dish and cut into 14 bars. 
  7. Store in the fridge for 2 weeks or in the pantry for 1 week (if they last that long!) 
  8. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Serving Per Recipe: 14

Amount Per Serving
Calories 230
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 85mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 11g
Protein 6g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Notes

*Additional mix-ins (if tolerated): raisins, craisins, slivered almonds, diced walnuts, shredded coconut