Oat-Free and Gluten-Free Granola Bars (Clean Eating)
If you are trying to avoid certain grains and processed sugars, this is an excellent substitute for the traditional granola bar. After trying these, my husband refuses to eat traditional granola bars and begs me to keep them in stock in our freezer. This is also wonderful on top of ice cream or baked apples.
Any assorted nuts of your choice can be substituted for the almonds and sunflower seeds.
Any preferred dried fruit can substituted for the dried apricots.
If you prefer a crunchy granola bar over a soft chewy one, cook the coconut oil mixture longer.
When placing the granola bars into the baking sheet, you may either use elbow grease to press the mixture until it is packed nice and tightly, or you can use a secondary cookie pan instead.
Placing the granola in the freezer for 20 minutes can be substituted for sitting out for 2 to 3 hours.