Granola Bars (Paleo)

Granola Bars (Paleo) | The Gluten-Free Homemaker

Having healthy, satisfying snacks to munch on when I’m on the go has always been important to me. Most of the time I simply rely on nuts, but I really enjoy having a granola bar to munch on.

Since I’m eating grain free, and therefore mostly paleo, I decided to come up with a paleo granola bars recipe that I could make for myself and my family to snack on.

They are a little crumbly, but not more than most granola bars. While they won’t stand up to being carried in the bottom of your purse for a week, they can be packed for easy on the go snacking. I plan on using them for a couple of out of town trips I’m taking this spring.

If you’re not grain free and can tolerate gluten-free oatmeal, try my previous gluten-free granola bars recipe.

Paleo Granola Bars | The Gluten-Free Homemaker

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Granola Bars (Paleo)
Recipe type: Snack
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup dried cranberries (or other dried fruit)
  • ¼ cup flax seeds
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup almond butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Grease a 10 x 15 inch jelly roll pan.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the almond flour, coconut, sunflower seeds, walnuts, cranberries, and flax seeds.
  4. In a smaller bowl, combine the salt, almond butter, honey, and coconut oil.
  5. Add the almond butter mixture to the large bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until combined and all ingredients are moistened.
  6. Press the mixture evenly and firmly into the bottom of the greased pan.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  8. Place the pan on a wire rack until cool. Cut into bars.


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  1. Terri says

    The granola bars sound great!!! The paleo diet is another thing – it is based on Charles Darwin’s ideas – that he quit believing before he died (little known, but true fact!). There was not a caveman period and the earth is not millions of years old – Biblical fact. God created the earth and then Adam and Eve somewhere between 6-10,000 years ago. If a Christian ignores the crazy ideas behind the paleo diet and eats a “primitive” diet they believe is healthier, that is fine, but Christians should never say they eat “paleo” -contradictory theology. And – no one has ever found anything contradictory in the Bible that they have pointed out to anyone else – if you read the Greek and Hebrew behind it – it all works together. Anyway – you can read more about paleo verses creation from experts writings found in books or on the internet.
    I will most definitely try the granola bar recipe ASAP!

    • Anne Oppermann says

      Say what??? Biblical fact = oxymoron. The Bible is not a history book or a science book. Enjoy the granola bars.

  2. Christine says

    Doc has suggeted Paleco Diet, looking for recipes and help on converting family. Any help would be appreicated.
    Going to try your granola bars, we all eat granola at my house!!

    • says

      I have not converted my family. :) I eat a lot of meat and vegetables such as salad with chicken or beef on top. I also make a lot of smoothies. I cook regular meals for my family and omit the starchy part for me.

  3. Nettie says

    Look good. Gluten-Free Homemaker – do you have a suggestion(s) for substituting cocoanut in recipes (don’t like flavor)? Or is there a way to tone down the flavor of cocoanut like toasting it or something?

    • says

      Toasting would probably bring out the flavor rather than reduce it. You could try omitting the coconut and adding 1/2 cup additional nuts and/or seeds.

  4. Susie says

    I am having a hard time looking at the recipe and not finding oatmeal in there! I think granola and automatically think oatmeal! Do you know the calorie content?

    • says

      Most granola does include oatmeal, and I linked to an oatmeal version. However, since I’m not eating oats now, I made this grain-free, paleo version. It’s going to be different, but is still very granola like. Sorry, I don’t know the calorie count.

  5. says

    Pinning to make this weekend. Sometimes I rely too heavily on purchased GF snack bars, when it easy enough to make them myself. I like that you used almond flour instead of oats. I eat some oats but am trying to go mostly grain-free. Is there anything left to eat, lol? Love the dried cranberries, coconut and walnut combination. Can’t wait to get baking!

    • says

      I’m sure you’ll like them, Jacqui. Oats are what I miss the most since going grain free, but there is still plenty to eat. You’ll get used to it. :)

  6. says

    Linda, I just had to come back and tell everyone how good your granola bars are after enjoying the ones you brought on our trip. They’re the perfect mix of chewiness and crunchiness and not overly sweet. I loved them! Thank you for feeding me with these bars (and more) when we didn’t have safe gf meals available! :-)


  7. Tracey says

    Can these be made without honey or agave? Anyone tried stevia or xylitol?
    Can’t have sugar? Also not sure if I substitute the honey if it will change the consistency? Not as chewy or drier? Thoughts?

  8. says

    I love this recipe. After 10 years of gluten free, dairy free, my doctor had me do labs that check in depth for food allergy and found out I have problems with yeast and oats, so I’m glad to see an oat free granola bar

  9. Sara says

    Hi linda,

    Thanks for this. Ur recipe sounds LOVELY!
    Please kindly let me know what do u mean by “unsweetened coconut” ? Is it coconut meat?
    Thanks so much


    • says

      Most regular grocery stores carry coconut flakes that have sugar added to them. I used a shredded coconut that is smaller pieces than the flakes and has no added sugar.

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