Homemade Paleo Granola Bars Recipe (Grain Free, Gluten Free, Oat Free)

  • Author: Demeter | Beaming Baker
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12-18 bars, depending on pan 1x


Homemade Paleo Granola Bars (V, GF): the BEST grain free granola bars recipe—chewy & satisfying, packed with nutty crunch and simple, whole ingredients. Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo, Protein-Rich, Dairy-Free.



Dry Ingredients

Wet Ingredients


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Set aside this granola bar pan atop a medium baking sheet (for stability in the oven.) Or, line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or greased foil. I prefer using the granola bar pan; it creates a firmer bar with deliciously crispy edges & a chewy, crisp exterior. Set aside for later.
  2. Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl: nuts, coconut, pumpkin seeds, flaxseed, and cinnamon & salt (if using). Stir until well mixed.
  3. Add all wet ingredients to a medium bowl: coconut sugar, coconut oil, almond butter and maple syrup. Whisk until well incorporated.
  4. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients. Using a rubber spatula, stir and fold until very well mixed.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared granola bar pan or baking pan. For the granola bar pan: scoop about 3 tablespoons of mixture into each crevice. Use a small, narrow spoon to press the mixture down into an evenly, very tightly packed layer. For the square baking pan: using the spatula, press mixture firmly down into an even, very tightly packed layer.
  6. Bake for 22-27 minutes. Mine took 25 minutes. Place granola bar pan + baking sheet, or baking pan, onto a cooling rack to cool for 50-60 minutes, or until completely firm. Then… for the granola bar pan: remove bars from pan and transfer directly onto a cooling rack; for the baking pan: lift bars and parchment paper onto the cooling rack. Allow to finish cooling for 1-2 hours. Slice into 12-18 bars (for baking pan only). Enjoy! Storing instructions below.

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  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 102
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg