6 Ingredient Gluten Free Granola Bars

6 Ingredient Gluten Free Granola Bars

Move over chewy bars because these simple homemade granola bars are no-bake and taste divine!

6 Ingredient Gluten Free Granola Bars

It’s So Simple

It’s mind bottling to me how I haven’t made these gluten free granola bars sooner. The effort is minimal and best of all, it’s cheaper than your typical gluten free granola bars and is sweetened only with honey

Here’s What You Need To Make These Healthy Granola Bars

  • Gluten free oats
  • Honey
  • Peanut Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Sea salt
  • Dairy free chocolate chips

You will be putting all the ingredients except for the peanut butter and honey into one large bowl and combining the ingredients.

6 Ingredient Gluten Free Granola Bars

Minimal Effort

The only effort involved in this recipe is mixing the honey and peanut butter together in a small pot over low-medium heat.

After that, you’ll let the pot of honey and peanut butter cool for 5-8 minutes. You don’t want to melt the chocolate in the chocolate chips so the cool time is essential.

6 Ingredient Gluten Free Granola Bars

Once everything is combined, simply press the mixture into an 8×8 pan spread evenly using your hands or the back of a glass.

I find using a glass makes evening the mixture much easier than a spatula or your hands.

6 Ingredient Gluten Free Granola Bars

After pressing the mixture into the pan sprinkle a little extra sea salt and chocolate chips over the top and put in the freezer for 30-45 minutes.

After that time, take it out of the freezer and let it sit for 5 minutes before cutting evenly into 10 bars.

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5 Ingredient Gluten Free Granola Bars

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 10 bars 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No-bake
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Simple 6 ingredient dairy free and gluten free granola bars that can be whipped up in minutes!


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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups of oats
  • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 6 TBSP peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup + 1 TBSP honey

Instructions

  1. Start by putting all the ingredients except for the peanut butter and honey into one large bowl and combining the ingredients.
  2. Combine the honey and peanut butter into a small pot over low-medium heat for a few minutes and stir until combined. When combined set aside and let cool for 5-8 minutes. Remember we don’t want the chocolate chips to melt so this step is highly recommended. 
  3. Add the peanut butter honey mixture to the bowl with the other ingredients and combine. 
  4. Press the mixture into an 8×8 pan. Sprinkle additional chocolate chips and sea salt on the top.
  5. Store in the freezer for 30-45 minutes.
  6. Take out and let it sit for 5 minutes then cut into 10 equal bars.
  7. store in the fridge for 5-7 days.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 221
  • Sugar: 15
  • Fat: 9
  • Carbohydrates: 30
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 5

Keywords: granola, granola bars, gluten free bars, gluten free, dairy free, no bake, honey, chewy bars

Gluten Free Iced Pumpkin Scones

Gluten Free Iced Pumpkin Scones

With the Fall season in full swing it’s the perfect time to celebrate the season with these moist gluten free and vegan pumpkin scones!

Gluten Free Iced Pumpkin Scones

Here’s What You’ll Need To Make These Pumpkin Scones:

  • All purpose gluten free flour ( I used King Arthur, if you use a different brand the texture may be affected as all brands are created differently).
  • Brown sugar
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Vegan butter
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Non-dairy milk (or normal milk)
  • Powdered sugar (for the glaze)
Gluten Free Iced Pumpkin Scones

How To Make The Scones:

The scones are S I M P L E to make so lets get started!

1. You’ll start by mixing all of the dry ingredients together in one large bowl.

2. Then, with a pastry cutter or a fork (that’s what I used), you will add in the cold cubed butter and cut it. As you cut the butter the dough very crumbly and should resemble the image below. I find cutting the butter is the quickest when you mix the fork or pastry cutter with the ingredients in a forward and backward motion. Occasionally, coming to the center and continuing the mixing pattern.When done cutting the butter set aside.

3. Add all the wet ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl.

4. Then, add the wet to the dry.

5. Sprinkle flour on a solid surface and form a ball with the dough. Kneed the dough about 2-3 times and then form it into a large circle that is about 1 inch thick.

6. Cut the scones in 8 equal pieces and place on parchment paper and store them in the freezer for 15 minutes. Storing the scones in the freezer will help them keep their shape. When I was making batch after batch trying to get the recipe the way I wanted it I kept finding my scones would spread more than I wanted. Luckily, I picked up this trick from Sally’s Baking Addiction and it did the trick! No more scone spread!

7. Bake the scones for 18-20 minutes.

Gluten Free Iced Pumpkin Scones

How To Make The Icing

While the scones are in the oven it’s a perfect time to make the drizzleiscious icing!

For those of you who have been around the blog a few times this icing recipe will be nothing new to you as it is my go-to for all icing.

All you have to do is combine powdered sugar, non-dairy milk, and vanilla extract (optional but I recommend it) together and give it a mix! If you prefer a thicker icing I would recommend adding minimal non-dairy milk.

Gluten Free Iced Pumpkin Scones

What The Dough Should Look Like

The dough should appear thick, like the two images above and below. When cutting the scones I recommend wetting your knife after each cut. By doing this you will prevent the scone dough from overlapping as you drag the knife across the scones.

Gluten Free Iced Pumpkin Scones

I also recommend only sprinkling a bit of flour on the surface and not going crazy. The extra flour may result in a drier scone.

For The Icing

This is the easy part! All you will do is take 1/2 cup of powdered sugar (if it is very clumpy I would recommend sifting it first), 1/8-1/4 tsp of vanilla (depending on how much vanilla flavor you would like), and 1-2 Tablespoons of milk.

The less milk you add the thicker the icing will be.

Gluten Free Iced Pumpkin Scones

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Gluten Free Iced Pumpkin Scones

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 scones with icing 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Snack
  • Method: Bake

Description

Yummy Fall-flavored Gluten Free and Vegan Pumpkin Scones that are bursting with flavor! 


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Ingredients

For The Scones

  • 2 cups + 1 TBSP all purpose gluten free flour ( I used King Arthur brand)
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar (or light, I wanted a stronger flavor so I used dark)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk

Icing:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 TBSP non-dairy milk
  • Optional: 1/8-1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all of the dry ingredients together in one bowl. Add in the cubed butter to the dry ingredients and cut the butter with a pastry cutter or fork.  As you cut the butter the dough very crumbly and should resemble the image below. I find cutting the butter is the quickest when you mix the fork or pastry cutter with the ingredients in a forward and backward motion. Occasionally, coming to the center and continuing the mixing pattern.When done cutting the butter set aside.
  3. Add all the wet ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl.
  4. Add the wet to the dry.
  5. Sprinkle a little flour (1-2 TBSP, I would go on the lighter side as adding to much flour will result in a dry scone) on a solid surface and form a ball with the dough. Kneed the dough ball about 2-3 times and then form it into a large circle that is about 1 inch thick.
  6. Cut the scones in 8 equal pieces and place on parchment paper and store them in the freezer for 15 minutes. Storing the scones in the freezer will help them keep their shape. When I was making batch after batch trying to get the recipe the way I wanted it I kept finding my scones would spread more than I wanted. Luckily, I picked up this trick from Sally’s Baking Addiction and it did the trick! No more scone spread!
  7. Bake the scones for 18-20 minutes. While the scones are in the oven, let’s prepare the icing!
  8. Combine all of the icing ingredients in a small bowl and give it a good mix. I recommend adding the milk slowly as you may want a thinner or thicker texture. For a thicker icing add less milk and for a thinner texture simply add more milk. 
  9. Once the scones appear golden on they will be ready to take out. Let the scones cool for 10-12 minutes and then drizzle the icing over them with a spoon.

Notes

I used King Arthur branded all purpose gluten free flour. if you use another brand the results may not be the same as all gluten free all purpose flours are prepared differently.

You can add more pumpkin pie spice if you would like a stronger pumpkin flavor as these are on the mild side. These sones are not very sweet so I recommend always adding the icing in the recipe to them.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 scone with icing
  • Calories: 279
  • Sugar: 8
  • Fat: 11
  • Carbohydrates: 44
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 1

Keywords: Scones, pumpkin, gluten free scones, dairy free scones, vegan scones, eggless, breakfast, healthy scones, pumpkin spice

Healthy Gluten Free Banana Coffee Crumb Cake

Healthy Gluten Free Banana Coffee Crumb Cake

Grab your ripe bananas and get ready to seriously up your breakfast game with my Healthy Gluten Free Banana Coffee Crumb Cake!

Healthy Gluten Free Banana Coffee Crumb Cake

Thy I Love This Gluten Free Banana Coffee Crumb Cake

Hello Flavor Infusion

The hues of the banana flavor are complemented perfectly by the coconut sugar- cinnamon infusion making for a delicate combination!

So, in other words..prepare to have more than one slice.

Mixed Flours Makes An AHH-Mazing Texture

In this recipe there is a mixture of all-purpose gluten free flour (King Arthur brand), almond flour, coconut flour, and oat flour (to pair with the crumble). This flour mixture results in a fluffy, yet moist texture that gives the Crumb Cake its lift when paired with the wet ingredients.

Let’s Go Back To Childhood

Is it just me, or did everyone have someone in their life who made a breakfast coffee cake every Sunday or on special occasions when your family would come over for a large Brunch? I can almost smell the crumb cake my Mom use to make on Sundays when we would visit my Grandma and my oh my was it divine!

My hope is that this recipe either takes yo back to a similar time, or helps you create this special moment for your loved ones.

Healthy Gluten Free Banana Coffee Crumb Cake

Ingredients for Gluten Free Banana Coffee Crumb Cake:

  • All purpose gluten free flour ( I used King Arthur, if you use a different brand the texture may be affected as all brands are created differently).
  • Almond flour
  • Coconut flour
  • Coconut sugar
  • Honey
  • Oat flour
  • Plant based butter (normal butter should work as well)
  • Large egg
  • 0% greek yogurt
  • 2 medium sized spotty bananas
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Non-dairy milk (or normal milk)
  • Powdered sugar (for the glaze)

I would also suggest using a pie tin as well since that is what I used.

Get The Perfect Texture

When making the base of this you will notice the dough is quite thick and firm, which may seem odd but this is perfect! The texture should resemble the image below.

If you use a different flour you may find yourself adding more or less liquid to even it out. I recommend starting to add only 2-3 Tablespoons of milk and then see what that does to the consistency. If it is too watery, then sprinkle in a little more flour and if it is too thick, then I would add another 1-2 Tablespoons of milk.

For The Crumble

To get that delicious cinnamon-sugar crumb texture I would recommend mixing all the dry ingredients for the crumb cake (),and add in the butter 1 Tablespoon at a time. As you add the butter the flour will clump up more and more, which is what you want. small clumps are what we are going for here so watch the amount of butter you add.

If you add too much butter then your mixture will hold too much moisture and just be one large clump. If you accidentally add too much butter just add in more flour and coconut sugar until the texture is evened out and in smaller clumps.

When adding the crumble, you’ll be adding it in 2 separate areas; the middle and the top. You will sprinkle 1/2 the mixture in the middle and the remaining on the top before it goes into the oven.

The crumble should crisp up on the top to create a slightly hard shell outside of the banana cake base.

Healthy Gluten Free Banana Coffee Crumb Cake

For The Icing

This is the easy part! All you will do is take 1/2 cup of powdered sugar (if it is very clumpy I would recommend sifting it first), 1/8-1/4 tsp of vanilla (depending on how much vanilla flavor you would like), and 1-2 Tablespoons of milk.

The less milk you add the thicker the icing will be.

Healthy Gluten Free Banana Coffee Crumb Cake

Alrighty, now who is ready to give this a try and dig in?

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Healthy Gluten Free Banana Coffee Crumb Cake

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour + 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Slices 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

A Healthy twist on a breakfast/brunch classic! This Gluten Free Banana Coffee Crumb Cake will make you the talk of the party at your next family brunch!


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Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour (I used King Arthur)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 3 TBSP coconut flour
  • 1 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Wet Ingredients

  • 5 TBSP plant based butter (I used this to cut down on the dairy but normal butter should do)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • 2 TBSP coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup 0% greek yogurt
  • 2 medium bananas (just under 3/4 cups)
  • 45 TBSP milk of choice
  • dash of salt

The Crumble

  • 5 TBSP coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 TBSP all purpose gluten free flour
  • 3 TBSP oat flour 
  • Dash of sea salt
  • 2.53 TBSP butter of choice

The Icing

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/81/4 tsp vanilla (depending how strong of a flavor you want
  • 12 TBSP milk (more milk= a thinner texture)

Instructions

The Banana Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line either a cake pan or pie tin with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add all of the dry ingredients. Then set aside.
  3. Melt the butter and place it in a medium-sized bowl with the other wet ingredients, except for the bananas.
  4. Mash the bananas to a pulp and add them into the medium-sized bowl. Give it a good mix until all of the wet ingredients are combined. 
  5. Add the wet to the dry and make sure there are no bits of flour not incorporated. The batter will be very thick, but that is what we are going for. If you find your batter is not very thick, simply add more all purpose flour. Alternatively, if you find your batter is too thick, add 1-2 TBSP of milk. The texture should resemble the picture above this recipe. 
  6. Once the batter is thoroughly mixed set aside as we prepare the crumble.

The Crumble

  1. Add all of the ingredients except for the butter in a small bowl.
  2. Melt the butter in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. The amount of butter you use will vary on how clumpy you like your crumble. Butter is what clumps the ingredients, but if you add too much your crumble will not be easily dispersed as it will be very large clumps so I recommend no more than 3 TBSP of butter. If you add too much butter just add a little more coconut sugar or oat flour.
  3. Stir in the butter by the Tablespoon. It will clump up the more you stir it. When stirring it feel free to go back and forth as well as a circular motion to distribute the butter evenly. I used 2.5 TBSP of butter which gave me the perfect amount of clumps (I prefer tiny ones). The texture should match closely to the image I have above in the blog post.

Put It Together

  1. Spread half the batter evenly into a baking dish. Be sure all corners are covered. 
  2. Sprinkle half the crumble over the batter evenly.
  3. Pour the other half of the batter over the crumble (that’s on the top of the lower base layer). Do this carefully as the batter should be spread out on top of the crumble without mixing the crumble. I recommend lightly spreading the batter to minimize the possibility of this.
  4. Sprinkle the other half of the crumble over the batter and bake for 40-45 minutes. Potentially longer depending on your oven. The cake should have no batter come out when you stick a toothpick in it.
  5. While the cake is baking let’s prepare the icing! Simply add the vanilla and powdered sugar together followed by slowly adding 1 -2 TBSPs of milk. I recommend doing this slowly as it is very easy to add too much liquid and have a watery icing. Better to add less and add more as you go until you reach the consistency you want. If you prefer a thicker icing, then I would go with 1 TBSP of milk.
  6. Take the cake out and let it cool for 10-12 minutes. You will know it’s done when you stick a toothpick into the batter and no dough sticks to it. 
  7. With a spoon, in a criss-cross motion drizzle the icing over the cake until all of the icing is used. Then dig in! I recommend storing these in the fridge to last longer in an airtight container for a max of 3 days. 

Notes

I used King Arthur Gluten Free All Purpose flour, if you use another gluten free flour blend your texture may be different as all brands are made differently.

Nutrition is a rough estimate using 2.5 TBSPs of butter and is a rough estimate.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Slice with Icing
  • Calories: 319
  • Sugar: 20
  • Fat: 15
  • Carbohydrates: 39
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 7

Keywords: Coffee cake, banana cake, banana coffee cake, gluten free coffee cake, banana recipes, coconut sugar, breakfast, Coffee

Healthy Gluten Free Apple Crisp For Two

Healthy Gluten Free Apple Crisp For Two

Ode to Fall and the Apple Orchards that are waiting for a pickin’! Put those local apples to good use and treat yo-self (and a special someone) to this Healthy Gluten Free and Dairy Free Apple Crisp!

PS. I hope you’re a fan of Snow White as this photoshoot is inspired by the famous tale. From the apple that was offered to snow white to the nature-setting of the movie this recipe and shoot are an ode to this famous tale.

Healthy Gluten Free Apple Crisp For Two

Why For Two?

Have you ever had a craving for apple pie, but lack the desire to make the whole thing? Or want a taste of something, but not the whole thing?

That’s where the Healthy Gluten Free Apple Crisp For Two comes in! This recipe is assembled in a snap and crisps up in the oven, bringing the flavors of the apple out and adding a nice crunch!

Healthy Gluten Free Apple Crisp For Two

What Do I Need To Make The Apple Crisp

In addition to a large ramekin or a small pot similar to the one I have, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Your favorite apples
  • Oats
  • All purpose flour
  • Nuts
  • Cinnamon
  • Lemon Juice
  • Vegan Butter
  • Sea salt

I went with Red Delicious apples, but you can honestly pick your favorite. if you are going for more of a fall vibe, then I would recommend Honeycrisp.

Healthy Gluten Free Apple Crisp For Two

For The Apples

For this all you will need is a small bowl of diced apples.

To bring out the sweetness of the apples, coat them in lemon juice, brown sugar, and a pinch of salt.

Healthy Gluten Free Apple Crisp For Two

For the Crumble

What would a Gluten Free Apple Crisp be without a crispy crumble?

It’s simple! In a small bowl, mix the coconut sugar, cinnamon, oats, all purpose flour, and chopped nuts. Then, melt the vegan butter in the microwave and add it to the small bowl. Be sure to break up the large clumps.

The gluten free flour you use may affect the amount of butter the crumble soaks up, which is why I recommend using Bobs red Mill 1:1.If you find the crumble is too wet, add more oats or flour (potentially both depending on how wet it is) until the mixture becomes drier.

Healthy Gluten Free Apple Crisp For Two

After that, bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes, until the crumble is golden brown and serve with your favorite vanilla dairy free ice cream for the ultimate treat.

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Healthy Gluten Free Apple Crisp For Two

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 50-60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour + 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Snack
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Snack
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

A Simple and Healthy Gluten Free and Dairy Free Crunchy Apple Crisp that is the perfect shareable size. It may be so good, you may not even want to! 


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Ingredients

  • 2 Medium-sized apples (or 34 small ones)
  • 6 Tbsp quick oats
  • 1/4 cup all purpose gluten free flour (I used Bobs 1:1 All purpose gluten free flour)
  • 3 Tbsp chopped nuts ( I chose Pistachios, but any nut will do)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp water
  • 34 Tbsp melted vegan butter (I used whipped butter)
  • 34 Tbsp coconut sugar (depending how sweet you like it)
  • Dash of sea salt

Instructions

  1. Chop the apples into small pieces and place them in a small bowl.
  2. Add the lemon juice, 1 Tbsp coconut sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, water and sea salt together in the small bowl and mix until the apples are coated.
  3. Place your coated, diced apples into a large ramekin or similar container.
  4. Combine the remaining ingredients (except for the melted butter) together in a small bowl and mix the ingredients thoroughly in a small bowl.
  5. Add the melted butter to the small bowl and break up any clumps. You may need to add a little more flour or oats depending on the flour you used. 
  6. Pour the crumble over the apples in the baking dish and bake in an oven at 350 for 50-60 minutes. If you prefer a crispy crumble I would bake it at the higher end of that range.
  7. Serve hot with your favorite dairy free ice cream and drizzle honey for added flavor.

Notes

*You can add more apple if you would like, just be sure to have a larger dish on hand. I am more a crumble fan than an apple fan so feel free to adjust as you see fit.
*You can attempt to reduce the butter and coconut sugar by 1 Tbsp, but your crumble may not as strong of a butter  or sweet taste.
*As with all my recipes, this is a rough estimate of the nutrition label. I used whipped butter, and 3 Tbsp of coconut sugar to calculate this.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Half a crisp
  • Calories: 478
  • Sugar: 37
  • Fat: 22
  • Carbohydrates: 64
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 6

Keywords: Apple crisp, gluten free apple crisp, dairy free apple crisp, vegan apple crisp, gluten free, fruit crisp, fall recipe

Gluten Free Salted Caramel Crunch Pretzel Bars

Gluten Free Salted Caramel Crunch Pretzel Bars

These Dairy Free and Gluten Free Salted Caramel Pretzel Bars are everything you want…and more!

Gluten Free Salted Caramel Crunch Pretzel Bars

Ingredients for Gluten Free Salted Caramel Crunch Pretzel Bars

These decadent, layered bars consist of three layers of heavenly goodness. To make all the layers you will need these ingredients.

  • Your favorite natural peanut butte
  • Oat flour (or oats)
  • Powdered peanut butter
  • Non-dairy milk
  • Local honey
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sea salt
  • Vegan/Dairy free butter
  • Unflavored collagen
  • Gluten free pretzels
  • Your favorite Dairy free chocolate

You could also omit the collagen and swap the honey for maple syrup to make these vegan. If you omit the collagen, reduce the honey needed in the caramel layer by 1-2 Tbsp.

Gluten Free Salted Caramel Crunch Pretzel Bars

How Do I Create The Layers?

The freezer is your best friend in this no-bake recipe. To create the layers you will combine all of the bottom layer ingredients and then freeze it for at least 45 minutes. After the bottom layer is frozen and will not easily stick to your hands, you add the caramel layer on top of the bottom (base layer) evenly spreading it across the entire layer.

Once the caramel layer is added you will then add the crushed pretzels and return to the freezer for one hour. Once the caramel layer is frozen its time for the decadent top chocolate layer which consists of melting vegan butter and chocolate in a microwave in increments of 30 seconds at a time.

Once the chocolate mixture is smooth and there are no bumps it is time to pour it on the caramel layer. As with the previous layer, you will evenly spread it and then spread the crushed pretzel on top of it.

Gluten Free Salted Caramel Crunch Pretzel Bars

The repeated motion of storing this in the freezer and waiting for them to set may seem daunting, but it is a rather simple recipe that involves most of the same ingredients, just different quantities in the layers.

Also, while these are setting you can feel free to catch up on your latest Netflix or Hulu TV show and sit back and relax. I can assure you that the time spent storing these in the freezer is well spent. If the layers are not stored in the freezer long enough the layers will start to mix and the bars will look as if they slightly melted.

So, I advise you to store these in the freezer for at least 45 minutes to 1 hour per layer.

Gluten Free Salted Caramel Crunch Pretzel Bars

These are Rich Bars!

These are decadent bars, with a capital D, which means they are rich and can be a bit much for some people to have (pallet wise).

To make these bars less rich, I recommend reducing the chocolate you use, making them thinner, or cutting the bars into 16 pieces, as apposed to 12.

For example, you can make the top chocolate layer a drizzle instead of a thick layer, cutting the chocolate in half. This way you can still get the chocolate flavor, but just not as much of it.

Before someone comments, these are not low-calorie bars. However, they are made with wholesome ingredients, no artificial sweeteners, and are packed with over 10 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, making them very filling! I have provided a rough estimate of the nutrition, but it is just that, an estimate. As with anything, moderation is key my friends :).

Gluten Free Salted Caramel Crunch Pretzel Bars

Cheers to you if you’ve read this far! Please comment below and let me know if you have any questions or how these turned out for you.

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Gluten Free Salted Caramel Crunch Pretzel Bars

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 1 hour + 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-bake
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Snack
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These no-bake layered bars are rich and nestled in a thick layer of dairy free salted caramel. 


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Ingredients

Bottom layer

  • 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp oat flour (you can make this by blending oats to a pulp)
  • 1/2 cup powdered peanut butter
  • 23 Tbsp non-dairy milk
  • 5 Tbsp honey
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Caramel Layer

  • 1/4 cup whipped vegan butter (or normal butter)
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 5 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 scoops collagen (you can omit, but if you do reduce your honey by 1 Tbsp)
  • 1 cup gluten free pretzels crushed (I used Glutino)

Top Layer

  • 1 cup gluten free pretzels
  • 2 Tbsp vegan whipped butter
  • 5 oz milk chocolate melted
  • Optional: sea salt

Instructions

Bottom layer

  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and set aside.
  2. Warm the honey and peanut butter together in a small bowl by microwaving it for 20-30 seconds.
  3. Add the wet to the dry ingredients and give it a good stir. The dough will be very thick. if you find it is sticky, add more flour.
  4. Move the thick mixture to an 8×8 pan by evenly distributing the layer and store in the freezer for 45 minutes-1 hour.

Caramel layer

  1. Melt all ingredients together, except for the vanilla, collagen, and pretzels, in a small bowl for 20-30 seconds in the microwave.
  2. Add the vanilla and collagen into the mixture. The caramel should be sticky and will be thick. 
  3. Add the caramel sauce on top of the bottom layer. 
  4. Sprinkle crushed pretzels over the caramel and store in the freezer for a minimum of 45 minutes.

Top Layer

  1. Melt the butter and chocolate together in the microwave in increments of 30 seconds. Take it out of the microwave every 30 seconds giving it a good stir. Watch it carefully as you don’t want the chocolate to burn. The chocolate will be done when it is smooth and there is no bits that appear.
  2. Pour the chocolate over the pretzel/caramel layer. Be sure to spread it to the corners.
  3. Add the crushed pretzels to the top and sprinkle a dash of sea salt.
  4. Store in the freezer, one last time for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  5. After the bars have froze, cut them into 12 pieces and enjoy! These are good for about 4-5 days in the freezer. you can enjoy them later but the pretzels may get a bit soggy.

Notes

*If you omit collagen in this recipe reduce the honey by at least 1 Tbsp in the caramel layer.
*These can be made vegan if you omit the collagen and swap the honey for maple syrup. 
*The nutrition has been roughly calculated, so it is an estimate.

You can also try this recipe with peanut butter filled pretzels on the top as other people have had successful results with this. The pretzel brand and thickness of the pretzels you get may yield a slightly different texture so I highly recommend Gutino as they are very crunchy. 


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 372
  • Sugar: 23
  • Fat: 20
  • Carbohydrates: 37
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 11

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