Gluten Free
Breakfast Bars

June 4, 2014

By Caitlin Boyle from Healthy Tipping Point

Caitlin Boyle

Caitlin Boyle is a lifestyle blogger that documents her attempt to lead a healthy, balanced life while juggling work, fitness, and motherhood.

My house is crazy in the morning – it’s probably a lot like your home! But it’s a priority to serve my family a nutritional, satisfying breakfast. I don’t always have the time to turn on the stove, which is why I love these chewy Cinnamon Chex Trail Mix Bars, which strike a perfect balance between salty and sweet. They’re great with a side of fruit, crumbled over yogurt, or eaten on the fly.

Recipe:

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes + 1 Hour for Cooling
Servings: 8 bars

Ingredients:

Dry Ingredients

  • 4 cups Cinnamon Chex
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • ¼ cup gluten-free pretzel sticks, thoroughly chopped
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup salted peanuts, shelled
  • Sprinkle of salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 egg whites

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease an 8X8 baking dish.
  2. Pour Cinnamon Chex into a large bowl. Using your hands, squeeze and crush the cereal to break up the Chex pieces. Repeat into there are no large pieces left.
  3. Add remainder of dry ingredients to bowl and mix thoroughly.
  4. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine peanut butter, maple syrup, and vegetable oil. Microwave for 20 seconds.
  5. Add egg whites to the peanut butter, maple syrup, and vegetable oil and mix thoroughly. Then, slowly pour wet ingredients over the dry ingredients, mixing as you go.
  6. Thoroughly mix ingredients until wet and dry ingredients are equally distributed.
  7. Pour mixture into baking dish and use the palms of your hands to firmly press down the bar mixture.
  8. Bake at 325 for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool for an hour (or place in refrigerator to cool faster). Slice into 8 pieces when fully cooled. Store in airtight container.
little boy eating bar

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