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Gluten-Free Protein Bars

You can make your own gluten-free protein bars right at home, from scratch!

Gluten free protein bars

I did something I've never done before. I brought peanut butter into the house. My son is allergic to peanuts, so we haven't had peanuts or peanut butter in our home for over 7 years now.

But I did it, to try this recipe for gluten free protein bars. I was so nervous about not cleaning everything well enough afterwards (the counters, the spatula, etc.) that I'll never do it again. I was a wreck!

However, these gluten-free protein bars were really good, so I'll have to borrow a friend's kitchen to bake them next time.

How to make Gluten-Free Protein Bars from scratch

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This recipe was adapted from The $5 Dollar Dinner Mom Breakfast & Lunch Cookbook.

I've tried this recipe twice now. The second time, I used half the ingredients and cut the cooking time by five minutes, ending up with a crunchier, thinner bar.

Both were good! This is such a great alternative to expensive gluten-free energy bars.

Ingredients for GF Protein Bars

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup slivered or sliced almonds
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries

Directions for Gluten-Free Protein Bars

Stir together the peanut butter, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in a bowl.

Add the oats, almonds, cinnamon and raisins/cranberries.

The batter will be thick. Press into an 8×8 baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray.

Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Let cool before slicing into 8 bars.

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This recipe is linked up to Gluten-Free Wednesdays at Gluten-Free Homemader, Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty & Bedlam, Feasting in Fellowship Friday at Comfy in the Kitchen, and CraftOManiac Monday at Craft-O-Maniac.

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