Apple Cinnamon Gluten Free Cereal Bars

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I have been trying to cut out gluten for my family and myself- if you are gluten free you know how hard it is, that stuff is in everything!  It is especially hard to find treats for the kids that are gluten free so I was happy to discover Gluten Free Cheerios™ and got right to work coming up with a recipe that is a great grab n’ go breakfast with a piece of fresh fruit, a tasty treat tucked into lunchboxes, or the perfect after school snack with a glass of milk. The kids and I love nibbling on these crunchy snacks with loads of peanut butter, cinnamon, and apple flavor. Delicious flavors that just scream fall and they are so easy to make! This gluten free cereal bars recipe is sponsored on behalf of Gluten-Free Cheerios.

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Apple Cinnamon Gluten Free Cereal Bars

Ingredients

3 cups Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Cheerios

1/2 cup Peanut butter

1/2  cup Honey

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 cup dried apple slices (before crushing)

 

 

cereal bar ingredients

Directions:

Coat an 8×8 pan well with butter.

Chop apple slices into small bite sized pieces.

Place cereal, cinnamon, and apple pieces in a large bowl

cereal bar dry mix

 

Combine peanut butter and honey in a microwave safe dish and heat in 30 second intervals stirring each time until melted.

 

cereal bar peanut butter

Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal and stir to coat completely.

cereal bar mix

Scoop into prepared 8×8 pan and press firmly into pan.

cereal bar pan

Allow to set by chilling in refrigerator for one hour, then cut into 2″ x 2” pieces.

apple cinnamon gluten free cereal bars

gluten free cheerios

Gluten Free Cheerios are available in some locations starting now and will be rolling out nationwide by mid September, so if you haven’t seen them yet, you will soon! Find Gluten-Free Cheerios by looking for the Gluten-Free seal on packaging. These have been “in the works” for about 6 years, courtesy of Phil Zietlow, an engineer at General Mills for more than 50 years, after discovering his daughter-in-law, Joyce, was diagnosed with Celiac disease.

simply made gluten free cheerios

General Mills wants everyone to be able to enjoy Cheerios. Currently, about 1% of the population is Celiac, and as much as 30% of the population is avoiding gluten. It was important for General Mills to remove gluten from Cheerios so that these large groups could enjoy Cheerios, too. General Mills also only wants what matters to go into its product, and by removing stray wheat, rye and barley, it is delivering a more pure version of Cheerios.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gluten-Free Cheerios.

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Apple Cinnamon Gluten Free Cereal Bars
Author: Brett
Ingredients
  • 3 cups Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Cheerios
  • 1/2 cup Peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup dried apple slices (before crushing)
Instructions
  1. Coat an 8×8 pan well with butter.
  2. Chop apple slices into small bite sized pieces.
  3. Place cereal, cinnamon, and apple pieces in a large bowl.
  4. Combine peanut butter and honey in a microwave safe dish and heat in 30 second intervals stirring each time until melted.
  5. Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal and stir to coat completely.
  6. Scoop into prepared 8×8 pan and press firmly into pan.
  7. Allow to set by chilling in refrigerator for one hour, then cut into 2″ x 2” pieces.

 

About the author: I am a Work at home homeschooling mom of two- a fierce 4 year old princess who keeps me hopping, and my sweet, laid back, first born- a little boy who is 7. Underfoot are also two little Dachshunds, a Sun Conure, and my hard working hubby too. When i am not dodging Legos on the floor or playing princess tea party I am crafting, cooking , gardening, or junkin’. I get through these crazy days of life fueled by countless cups of coffee and a whole lotta’ Jesus.

9 comments… add one
  • These look so super easy and amazingly good! I am gluten free also and I know how tricky and hard it can be sometimes. Keep at it, it definitely gets easier once you figure out what you can and can't eat. Having a list of super simple recipes on hand helps too!
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  • Those look good! Would definitely make a nice lunchbox addition!
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  • These look great. My kids would love them. So many great gluten free recipes out now.
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  • That looks delicious! We are not on a gluten free diet, but I would love to try this.
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  • Those look fantastic! I love that you used peanut butter. It's tasty, and it's so full of energy.
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  • These sound delicious. I like the apple cinnamon Cheerios and this is a great way to enjoy them.
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