Gluten-Free Power Bars


Easy and economical option to store-bought power or granola bars. This gluten-free version is great for families like ours that struggle with food allergies.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
18 bars


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons vanilla whey protein powder

  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats

  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal

  • 1 cup chocolate chips

  • ½ cup raisins

  • ½ cup chopped almonds

  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Beat brown sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg, honey, and vanilla extract and mix until smooth.

  3. Combine gluten-free all-purpose flour, protein powder, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Slowly mix flour mixture into creamed butter mixture; fold in oats, rice cereal, chocolate chips, raisins, almonds, and flax seeds. Press mixture into the prepared baking dish.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 20 to 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Cook's Notes:

Be creative and adjust to your taste. Add or omit fruit, nuts, seeds, chips, and spices. Dried cranberries or cherries can replace the raisins. Sunflower seeds or pecans can replace the almonds. Use white, dark, or semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
11g Fat
35g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 140mg 3%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.