Being a celiac, it is very hard to find snacks on the way to work or to school. Sometimes you get hungry, and you cannot find anything to munch on; you need something healthy that gives you energy. This recipe of gluten-free granola bars is so delicious! It will make you look forward to your snack. It is loaded with nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants. I didn't use any refined sugar in this recipe. The sweetness comes from the dates and honey. You can keep the bars in your fridge for over a month. So make a big batch and give to your children as a healthy snack too!

Ingredients

Yields: 20 bars

- 3 cups rolled oats (make sure they are gluten-free)
- ¾ cup chopped walnuts
- ¾ cup chopped pistachios
- 1 cup finely chopped date (20 dates)
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- ½ cup honey
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter (Use a gluten-free peanut butter like Jif)
































Method

  1. Put the rolled oats in a non-stick pan and toast on the stove for few minutes while stirring continuously.
  2. Transfer the oats to a deep bowl and wait for them to cool.
  3. Add the nuts (pistachios and walnuts), the dates, and the sunflower seeds to the oats.
  4. Mix well with your hands until all the dates are well mixed with the oats and nuts.
  5. Add the honey and peanut butter.
  6. Continue mixing with your hands until you get a big wholesome lump.
  7. Grease a rectangular oven pan (40x28 cm) and line it with parchment paper.
  8. Turn the mixture into the oven pan and press with your hand very well, until you get an even layer.
  9. Make sure the mix fills all the corners equally.
  10. Pre-heat oven to 170°C.
  11. Bake the mixture for 12-15 minutes max and take out from the oven.
  12. Let the granola cool down, and then transfer it to a cutting board (Use the sides of the parchment paper to be able to transfer it easily).
  13. Cut the granola into equal bars.
  14. Decorate the bars with ribbons or just wrap them individually with parchment paper.
  15. Keep in the fridge for up to one month.