Baked Granola Bar Bites (Gluten-Free & Allergy-Friendly)
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This recipe is adapted from Cookies for Everyone! by Leslie Hammond and Betsy Laakso.
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 dozen bites
  • ½ cup brown rice flour or sorghum flour
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey (can sub agave nectar for strictly vegan)
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal (ground flaxseed)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1⅓ cups granola (certified gluten-free and nut-free, if needed), crushed into small pieces
  • 1 cup trail mix (nut-free, if needed) or more granola
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease a 9-inch baking dish or mini muffin pan.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, starch, and cinnamon.
  3. Add the banana, oil, sugar, honey, flaxseed, water, and vanilla to a mixing bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until smooth and “creamed.” Add the flour blend and mix just until combined. Fold in the granola and trail mix.
  4. Spoon the mixture into your prepared dish or pan.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes if using the 9-inch baking dish or 20 minutes if using the mini muffin pan.
  6. Cool and cut into small bars or remove the mini muffins from the pan.
Not Gluten-Free? You can use all-purpose flour or wheat flour in place of the rice flour and tapioca starch.

Not Egg-Free? You can use 1 large egg in place of the flaxseed and water.
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