Friday, January 20, 2012

Gluten Free Breakfast Bars

I'm in a particularly good mood today. 
I'm not sure why, because I didn't sleep well,
thanks to Wicket for reverting back to puppyhood 
and needing to go potty twice in the night.

I wanted to share a cute little recipe for breakfast bars! 

If you are new here, 
you may not know,
I'm allergic to gluten.
Which means I can't eat a lot of the stuff at stores.

I'm normally in a huge rush in the mornings,
and I never feel like real breakfast.

So, I'm left with few options.
The one I like best is breakfast bars.
Sadly, gluten free breakfast bars kind of taste like mud,
and bricks. 
Plus they are expensive! 

So, I decided to make my own. 

You will need
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup crisp rice cereal

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

dried cranberries

chocolate chips
To add in to your liking.

 In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine honey, peanut butter, and butter.
Stir until melted and smooth.
Don't accidentally leave while you wash the measuring spoons.. 
Cause then you will have to start over.
Like me.
Then, spill the expensive organic gluten free rice crisp cereal on the ground,
and don't be quick enough to clean it before the vacuum dogs swoop in.
Don't worry, this step is optional.
  Remove from heat; stir in cereal, oats, and dried cranberries.
Wait two minutes, then stir in some chocolate chips.
Flatten out on lightly greased cake pan or cookie sheet.
Let sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
Then cut into bars.

I store mine in the fridge and grab one as I go out the door.
Be careful, the only thing holding these babies together is peanut butter and honey.
When they get warm, they crumble.
But it wouldn't be gluten free if it didn't fall apart.

This recipe makes about 10 bars.
And they are very delicious.


  1. Those look & sound amazing! I'm not big on breakfast either, but this might be a good option so I still get something to eat in the mornings.

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Kelly! They are very good.. kind of like cookies! I'll say yes to cookies anytime!

  2. Love it! think you might have just inspired me to create a Pinterest recipe board... ;)

    1. Oo! That reminds me I should pin this to mine! Thanks!

  3. That looks so yummy! The worst thing is that here I can't find peanut butter so easily :( And I like it soooo much!

    1. Aw! You need to move here Chiara! I wonder how hard it would be to make peanut butter...

  4. Ooh yummy, i'm always looking for tasty gluten free treats. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Wow, those look so yummy! I need to improve my breakfast-eating skills, these will be perfect! Excellent photos and instructions, very nicely presented. And the dogs just keep getting more adorable ^_^

  6. I have celiac, and I've been craving granola bars recently (mainly because my roommates eat them like nothing else...), so I'll have to give these a whirl.

    1. Yes! Give it a try! I've got to think of something to put in there so they stick together better.

  7. Is he a long-haired chihuahua??? Your puppies are so cute!! :)

    1. Thanks! He is a chihuahua mix I think.. We were told he was full chihuahua, but I have my doubts!

  8. Very yummy recipe! Thanks. I was gluten free for over 2 years--it was challenging but made me feel so much better! Then, I was diagnosed with Lyme disease, and it turns out the Lyme was just masking itself as gluten intolerance. Sucks to have Lyme, but great that I can eat wheat again! I only share in case anyone else may have a similar condition. If you've ever been bitten by a tick or are an outdoorsy person, get tested for Lyme!!!

    1. Eek! That's something to think about for sure. I know that gluten intolerance runs in my family, so I don't think it's Lyme disease!

  9. Thank you for sharing! I will definitely be trying this...gluten free breakfasts are such a pain! Did you use gluten free oats? Normal oats generally affect me but I know that's not the case for everyone.

    ♥ LW

    1. Yes! Normal rolled oats are processed with wheat.. which is a HUGE bummer. So, I bought the expensive stuff.. but it's worth it!

  10. this looks amazing and easy enough that i might actually be able to make it myself! yum yum!

    thanks for sharing it!

  11. they sounds super yummy! I've got everything for them except the cranberries. I may have to make them myself!

  12. Although I'm not allergic to gluten, I have to say, these cereal bars look so appealing and tasty! It has a great combination of ingredients I like in them and I too *try* to eat breakfast before leaving the house, but I too often find I grab something and go. I may just have to make these little things one day. Thank you for sharing :]
    xo Amy

  13. Wonderful...thank you!

  14. I made these only instead of using cereal, i just used an extra cup of the rolled oats and it tastes fine

  15. I found this last night and I've already made and gone through 2 batches with my family! It's so YUMMY! I also gave a few to my friend and he LOVED it too! Thank you sooo much for the recipe!! ^,^

  16. YUM! Definitely going to try this.

  17. These are AMAZING! My daughter has been really missing her "bars" since going gluten free! Even the gluten eaters in our house devour these!

  18. I'm not gluten free, but this is an awesome recipe! It's soo yummy!

  19. These look yummy! I eat gluten free with my boyfriend who has Celiac disease. I wanted to share food with him so I changed how I eat. We've been together for four years now and I love learning to cook for him which keeps being gluten free fun--and delicious! I have a question for you: Do you use a particular brand of GF cereal and oats? Or are there a handful of options? Thank you for any help :)


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