I love sweet breakfasts--pancakes, pastries, muffins....I've even been known to wake up and dive into a chocolate bar first thing in the morning. Being gluten free doesn't mean that I can't have all those things, but the gluten free versions are a lot more pricey and not always as yummy. These granola bars are gluten free--but without any weird (expensive) substitutes. Six simple ingredients for a perfect grab and go, gluten free, and vegan breakfast or snack.
4 cups gluten free cereal (I chose rice krispies--the new Gluten Free ones!)
1 cup dried cranberries
1 1/2 cups slivered almonds
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup light corn syrup
Mix together rice krispies, dried cranberries, almonds and chocolate chips. Stir in peanut butter/corn syrup mixture.
Pour into a GREASED cookie sheet and flatten with a spoon (be sure to get it pressed in really well, so that the bars stay together).
Cut into bars, sized to your liking/appetite! ( I cut mine into about 20 pieces.) Individually wrap in plastic wrap.
*To keep these granola bars nice and fresh, keep a few days worth out and put the rest in a ziplock bag in the freezer and thaw out as you need them.
These bars are the perfect amount of chewiness and crunch! A little healthier than a candy bar and definitely a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Also, it's Meatless Monday! We hope to share recipes each Monday, and Amanda is instagramming her food throughout the day, every Monday, so you can get some ideas for how to go meatless (even one day a week makes HUGE impact--read all about it here!) You can follow along with her @mandamiska on Instagram!