I’ve been experimenting over the past several months with gluten-free baking, and it’s more complicated than I anticipated. The flours are all very particular and yield quite different results. Because I’m stubborn, I keep trying to create my own recipes instead of adapting from others. There have been many failed muffin attempts. It’s very frustrating, but I do like a challenge.
One recipe that I’ve successfully adapted is my vegan granola bars. Gluten-free oats are technically the same as regular oats, but they’re processed in a gluten-free facility. These granola bars are delicious and if you’re trying to follow a gluten-free diet, they’re a great snack or breakfast option. I swapped out a lot of other ingredients in this version and added some fun extras. The figs and dates are chewy and sweet. The cacao nibs add a touch of chocolate flavor and crunch. You can easily swap out the Earth Balance for regular butter if you just want a vegetarian bar. Enjoy!email. You can also follow me via RSS, Facebook and Twitter.