Recipes for Gluten Free Fruit Bars

Overview

Gluten-free fruit bars are an easy-to-make, gluten-free alternative to the popular healthy fruit bar snack. There are many different-flavored variations to this delicious snack, and there are plenty of resources on the web for recipes for gluten free fruit bars. The following recipes can be modified accordingly to create your own personalized tasty versions of the different varieties of gluten-free fruit bars.

Energy Bar with Dried Fruit

Gluten-free energy bars are an easy-to-make, no-bake healthy snack full of nuts and dried fruit. It is a great alternative to store-bought energy bars to give you that extra boost during your day.

What you’ll need: dried fruit of your choosing (such as blueberries, raisins or cherries), a variety of nuts (such as almonds, walnuts and pumpkin seeds), nut butter, sweetener syrup, gluten-free brown rice crispy cereal and vanilla extract. Preparation steps with a full recipe can be found here.

Blondie Fruit Bars

Blondie fruit bars are another delicious, gluten-free snack that can be enjoyed using a variety of dried fruits and nuts, most notably figs. These fruit bars are high in fiber, potassium, calcium and iron.

What you’ll need: dried figs and other fruit such as cherries, raisins and cranberries, chopped walnuts and pecans, flaxseed meal, gluten-free all-purpose flour, gluten-free vanilla extract and a variety of other seasonings. Full recipe with preparation steps can be found here.

Gluten-Free Vegan Fruit Bars

A vegan alternative to the gluten-free fruit bars, these bars include scrumptious fresh pears and dried roasted pumpkin seeds. These bars are rich in antioxidants, high in fiber and make a perfect in-between-meals snack or an addition to a healthy breakfast.

What you’ll need: fresh pears, dried apricots and cranberries, roasted pumpkin seeds, chopped almonds, gluten-free all-purpose flour and gluten-free oats. The full recipe with preparation steps can be found here.

Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour

Many of these recipes require gluten-free, all-purpose flour. You can purchase this from the store or make your own, home-made version from scratch.

What you’ll need: ½ cup rice flour, ¼ cup tapioca starch and ¼ cup corn starch. Simply combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and store in the refrigerator.

 

References

About.com, Gluten Free Energy Bar Recipe, 2009

Celiac.com, Blondie Fruit Bars, 2009

Living Without, Gluten-Free Vegan Fruit Bars

 


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