Gluten-Free Chewy Granola Bars

These Gluten-Free Chewy Granola Bars are one of the easiest and yummiest snack bars! Just 10 minutes prep, then they bake to perfection -- a golden, crackly top, a soft n' chewy center and best flavor! Perfect for anytime snacking or dessert! Oat-free optional! Nut-free optional!

chewy gluten-free granola bar easy recipe
Gluten-Free Chewy Granola Bars

Easy, Wholesome, Chewy and Yummy!

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Update January 2023: I have been asked for an oat-free option and this recipe works beautifully using an oat-free granola of your choice. I recently made them with a paleo granola and they were unreal!

These Gluten-Free Chewy Granola Bars are of the easiest and yummiest snack bars!

It is a family recipe made gluten-free and it’s so yummy!

My mother used to make these bars a lot growing up and for some reason, I had never made it gluten-free…. so happy I finally did! They taste even better than I remembered!

They have a golden, crackly top,soft and chewy center.

And the flavor is fabulous!

chewy gluten-free granola bar easy recipe

So let’s make them!

Before we get to the ingredients, I want to point out that there is a cooking video on this page so you can see how easy they are to make.

And as with all our recipes, there is a printable recipe with exact measurements and directions at the bottom of the page.

You’ll need just 10 ingredients:

gluten-free granola of choice (we used Purely Elizabeth original (Amazon link))

gluten-free all purpose flour (with xanthan gum) (we used GFJules, affiliate link)

baking powder


flax seed meal (adds extra nutrients but doesn’t impact taste!)

butter or dairy-free butter

brown sugar


vanilla extract

walnuts (skip if allergic or substitute another nut of choice)

chewy gluten-free granola bar easy recipe

As an aside, you may have noticed that we are affiliate for GFJules.  To learn more about why we love GFJules flour and why we have used it for 10 years, click here.

Bonus: at the bottom of that post is a one-time use affiliate Discount Code.

And importantly, purchasing through an affiliate link does not change your cost at all. It generates a small percentage of the sale for me, and purchasing through an affiliate link helps me fund this website and all the recipes I share, so thank you!

AND a note about oats... Oats are a naturally gluten-free grain but they are contaminated via cross contact with wheat, barley and rye during the growing and processing process.

So always look for gluten-free oats, preferably certified gluten free oats, and look for gluten-free granola using gluten-free oats

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Continuing the conversation on oats.… back when my son was first diagnosed with celiac disease, gluten-free oats were mostly grown via a process known as purity protocol.  In recent years, gluten-free oats have also been processed through amanufacturing process known as “sorting”.  There is much controversy about sorting versus purity protocol oats.  For more information I’m linking articles by GF Jules and by Gluten-Free Watchdog.

Also, some people with celiac diseases don’t tolerate oats so please do what ‘s best for you and your health.

If you want to make your own granola, using gluten-free oats you feel most comfortable with, we have an easy granola recipe I’m linking here.

Back to the Easy Gluten-Free Granola Bars…

chewy gluten-free granola bar easy recipe

They come together in just 3 simple steps:

  1. Mix together granola, flour, baking powder, salt and flax seed meal, breaking down some of the larger clumps of granola.  You can break them down as much or as little as you like. Set aside.
  2. Mix melted butter, sugar , egg and vanilla in a large bowl until well combined.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mix to combine and that’s it!

All you do now is spoon into a baking pan, spread evenly and bake!

The batter will be thick and I like line the pan with parchment paper so that I can easily lift it right of the pan and slice them.

They bake for just 25-30 minutes and will have a gorgeous golden, crackly top (like a brownie) and soft and chewy center.

Let cool, slice and enjoy!

chewy gluten-free granola bar easy recipe

They are a perfect snack or dessert anytime!

Easy to make, delicious and they keep well for several  days in a sealed container.

These are the ones I made the other day using oat-free Paleonola brand granola (Amazon affiliate link).

The recipe worked perfectly and I may have like them even better than the original!

oat-free, gluten-free chewy granola bars easy recipe

No matter the granola you chose to use, hope you love them as much as we do!

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Gluten-Free Chewy Granola Bars

These Gluten-Free Chewy Granola Bars are one of the easiest and yummiest snack bars! Just 10 minutes prep, then they bake to perfection -- a golden, crackly top, a soft n' chewy center and best flavor! Perfect for anytime snacking or dessert!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack, Cookies
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Optional, Nut-Free optional
Keyword: gluten free, easy recipe, chewy granola bars, dessert bars, gluten-free granola bars, oat-free granol bar recipe, nut-free granola bar recipe, gluten-free chewy granola bar recipe, gluten-free granola bar recipe, gluten-free snack ideas
Servings: 16 squares
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family


  • ½ cup butter or dairy-free butter melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups gluten-free granola of choice* we've use Purely Elizabeth original and Paleonola as an oat-free option. (amazon affilaite links). Choose your favorite nut-free granola to make nut-free.
  • ¾ cup gluten-free all purpose flour we used GFJules All Purpose Flour (affiliate link)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed meal
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or substitute unsalted pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds to make nut-free.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper such that the paper hangs over the edges or is tucked inside. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add sugar, egg, vanilla extract and melted butter and mix to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, combine granola, flour, baking powder and salt using a whisk, fork or spoon. Note: if granola is super chunky you can break some pieces by hand or in a food processor to make less chunky but some "chunks" are completely fine!
  • Add blended dry ingredients and chopped walnuts to the wet ingredients, and mix well.
  • Spoon mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
  • Bake 30 minutes, checking at 25 minutes and covering loosely with foil if the top is set and golden but the center still needs to cook a few more minutes. Top will look a bit crinkly like brownies.
  • Cool and cut into squares. Enjoy!
  • Store in an air tight container at room temperature for several days.


*To make your own gluten-free granola, try our Easy Granola
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