Peanut Free Granola Bars: Free of the Top 8 Allergens

Who doesn't love granola bars? They are quick, easy + tasty.  They are kind of a staple for busy families, right? With allergies to peanut, tree nuts, sesame, soy + gluten, it's actually super difficult to find pre-packaged granola bars free of our allergens.  I've been making these homemade 15 minute granola bars for quite a while now + I thought I'd share with you!

gluten free granola bars

I love that these bars have only have 4 ingredients!  They are simple + healthy.  Plus, we almost always have all the ingredients needed on hand.  I love creating simple + healthy recipes that I know the kids love to eat.  Breck + Bowan love these bars.  Now, Bowan is a silly one + he sometimes picks the chocolate chips out before eating the rest.  Oh, two year olds they are silly + full of surprises + super messy, too.

5 ingredient granola bars

Peanut Free Granola Bars:


2 Cups Oats or Granola

1 Cup SunButter Sunflower Butter

1/2 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips

1/4 Cup Local Honey

I order + use Gerbs Original Seed + Honey Granola, it is free of the Top 11 allergens.  The facility is dedicated free of sesame, which can be hard to find.  Sesame-free is so great to find, as sesame is not a top 8 allergen in the US, so it doesn't have to be labeled like peanut.  Plus, this granola includes flax seeds, sunflower seeds + pumpkin seeds.  So, this granola helps to make this recipe easier as the seeds are already included! Also, oats don't inherently contain gluten, but they are generally harvested + processed in a way that contaminates them with gluten, Gerbs specifically processes the oats so they stay gluten free.  Like Gerbs, SunButter is also free of the top allergens, high in protein, folate + Omega 6 fatty acids.  I use Enjoy Life Foods Mini Chips chocolate chips.  Enjoy Life products are also free of the top allergens + the kids love the mini chips!  I try to get local honey into our diet when I can.  Local honey is thought to help reduce the severity of environmental allergies.  Bowan + I both have some high allergies to some trees + weeds out here in Colorado.  So, honey pollinated out in the Rocky Mountains is an important staple for us.  


Large Glass Bowl

Measuring Cups


Cupcake Liners

Ziplock Bag


Measure 1 cup SunButter + scoop it into a glass bowl.  Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir.  Microwave for an additional 30 seconds if needed, to help it get very warm + creamy.  Measure 1/4 cup local honey + pour into bowl with SunButter.  Measure 2 cups oats or granola + pour into the glass bowl.  Mix all the ingredients together until the granola is evenly coated + covered.  Next, stir in the mini chocolate chips.  Now, scoop the granola into cupcake liners + let cool.  Sprinkle additional chocolate chips on the top of the granola if you'd like.  Let cool.

peanut free granola bars

I'm due with my third baby boy soon, so I recently made these to freeze for those hectic days to come.  With three boys under 5, I'm sure to be busy soon.  These freeze well in a ziplock bag.  Plus, they are already portioned in cupcake liners, so they are easy to take out one at a time.  It's also nice to have these on hand incase a birthday party or event comes up where there will be sweets, so I have something I can give Bowan.

10 minute granola bars

I made these quick 15 minute granola bars this past winter + brought them to a wedding.  My non-allergy friends even loved them.  I hope you do too!  Please let me know if you try this recipe out!


Lindsey Lee

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