Easy Granola Bars for the Lunch Box (Gluten & Dairy Free)

GF DF Granola Bars

My celiac and non-celiac teens like to socialize at school …. I think that is normal! Sometimes they chat more than they eat … again, pretty normal! This mama tries to get nutrition into them however I can, and they love eating these granola bars between classes, after school or with their lunch.

GF DF Granola Bars

I like making homemade granola bars, because you can pack a lot of nutrients into a few bites. Making your own granola bars is not hard and you can always make substitutions and add extra ingredients that your child likes.

My husband is a type 1 diabetic and I figure out the carbs for the entire batch and then divide it by the bites or granola bars … and then he knows exactly how many carbs. Let me know if you are interested in carbs, I can always include.

GF DF Granola Bars

Gluten and Dairy Free Granola Bars

Gluten & Dairy Free
Course Snack
Servings 17


  • 140 grams Peanut Butter
  • 110 grams Honey
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 3 Cups Gluten Free Rolled Oats I used Only Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Quinoa Flakes
  • 2 tbsp Chia, whole
  • 1 tbsp Flax seeds, whole
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar If you like it sweeter you can add up to 1/2 cup
  • 1/3 cup Craisins
  • 1/3 cup Chocolate Chips


  • Measure all of your dry ingredients in a large bowl. Stir well.
    Granola Dry Ingredients
  • Measure your peanutbutter, vanilla, honey and egg into a second bowl and mix well with a spoon.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
    Granola Mixture
  • Take a small scoop and fill the Snack Pan cavities with granola mixture. I put three small scoops into each cavity.
  • I wet the tips of my fingers with water and pushed the granola flat into the granola bar caviites, so they were flat.
  • With the extra granola, I scooped it into my small silicone muffin pans. I small scoop in each muffin cup.
  • Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 12 minutes. The edges will be just slightly golden. If you bake longer they will be a crispy granola bar. Baked like this, they will be a bit chewy.
  • Cool on rack. Once completely cooled, put the lid on and they are ready to eat!


Make sure you use Certified Gluten Free Oats, if you are a celiac.  
I can find Quinoa Flakes in my Natural Food Store.  If you have trouble you can get online.
I use a digital scale to measure peanut butter and honey and lots of items in my recipes.  The reason is you can just pour your ingredients into the bowl and not have the messy job of scraping out measuring cups and such. Digital Kitchen Scale
The Snack Pan can be ordered through Charlene or any other Pampered Chef Consultant.  Or try the small muffin silicone pan, and you will have bite size granola bites!  I used my small scoop for each bite.  You can get small muffin pans in your local store or click on picture and you will be directed to buy online, if you are interested.
Snack Pan
I use my Small Scoop from Pampered Chef (or you can get from Amazon) to portion the granola bars.  I do this for two reasons.  One, it makes it easy to fill the sections in the pan AND secondly, my husband is a diabetic.  It is very easy to calculate carbs if you know exactly what you have put into each granola bar.  
Scoops for Muffins or Cookies
Scoops from Amazon
Pampered Chef Scoops
Scoops form Pampered Chef
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Hope your family enjoys some homemade granola bars in their back to school lunches.


Published by Gluten Free KOB

I am a celiac and a mom of a celiac teen. Sharing recipes & tips to help you enjoy baking excellent gluten free baked goods in your home.

2 thoughts on “Easy Granola Bars for the Lunch Box (Gluten & Dairy Free)

  1. Thanks for sharing this 😁 my teens were so happy reaching the age of no-more mummy bakes in their lunchboxes and in the past year have both been diagnosed with celiac…. (guess my heartfelt disastrous bakes are back in with a twist)

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