Grain Free French Toast Granola Bars. (Gluten/Dairy/Egg/Soy Free)

Grain Free French Toast Granola Bars. (Gluten/Dairy/Egg/Soy Free)

Love the flavor of french toast? If so, you will love these granola bars! Instead of using oats I opted for a grain free variation- quinoa flakes. They are delicious and create a similar texture.

You might also try my Cherry Chocolate Chunk Granola Bars which are also grain free. The main difference is that recipe uses only nuts and seeds (a better option for those of you looking to eat low carb.)

These bars come together shockingly fast and can serve as a breakfast for days on the go or as the perfect snack to throw in your kids lunch box.

“French Toast” Granola Bars


  • 1 ¼ cups Quinoa flakes
  • 2 Cups unsalted nuts or seeds of your choice
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line a 7 ½ x 7 ½ (or close in size) square pan with parchment paper.
  2. Pulse the nuts and quinoa flakes in the food processor until broken up into small pieces. If using larger nuts like almonds, pulse those first so they break up evenly and then add the rest.
  3. Transfer the nut mixture to a large mixing bowl while you prepare the sugar.
  4. In a small saucepan, pour the coconut oil, vanilla, and maple syrup. Bring to a rapid boil and continue to boil and whisk together for 3 minutes until the sugar starts to thicken.
  5. Pour sugar into the nut mixture and mix until evenly coated.
  6. Add mixture to baking pan and press evenly using parchment paper.
  7. Bake in oven for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven. Place the cooked bars in the freezer to chill.
  9. Once chilled, slice into rectangular bars and store in the fridge or freezer.

Recipe notes:

  • For those allergic to nuts feel free to use just a mix of pumpkin and sunflower seeds.
  • Feel free to use honey or agave nectar in this recipe instead of maple syrup, just note that the flavor of the bars will change slightly.
  • Oats should work as a good replacement for the quinoa flakes. For those of you with celiac, make sure to use only certified gluten free oats to avoid cross contamination issues.


Brittany Angell

17 comments | Leave your own

  1. Barbara

    Fantastic! Question for you: If I soak the nuts beforehand (to make them more tummy friendly), do I need to dry them out or roast them before proceeding with the recipe? Thanks!

  2. Amanda McCullough

    I’m making these right now! So quick and easy! I subbed the quinoa for gluten free rolled oats, since that’s what I have on hand. I also didn’t have any maple syrup, and I only had a little honey and a little agave left so I had to mix the two! haha I’ll let you know how they turn out. I can’t wait to make them correctly, but hopefully these will be just as good 🙂
    Oh! Where does the cinnamon go? I just drizzled mine on top since I just realized it was missing! haha
    Oh and the salt to? I would think you just mix in with everything before laying it in the pan….Let me know!
    Thanks for such awesome recipes all the time!!!

  3. Beth @ Tasty Yummies

    These look so amazing!! So brilliant as usual.

  4. Sarah

    I made these last night and they are amazing. I use GF oats and honey. I also added coconut flakes and pieces of cinnamon chocolate. I then topped it with white chocolate and died cranberries. Breakfast this morning was great

  5. Brooke

    Sounds yummy!!! Where do you get quinoa flakes?

  6. Trisha @ Vignette

    Yum, these French toast granola bars look divine! I think I might try these in the form of granola nuggets, so I can sprinkle them on top of my Greek yogurt in the mornings. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Shannon @

    These look so amazingly good, as do the other items I’m seeing here. So glad to have found your site!

  8. Stephanie

    I just made these today and they are fantastic! I used GF oats too. Absolutely delicious flavor! I just found your site and I look forward to making more of the recipes! Thank you!

  9. Annie

    I made these & while they taste wonderful, they fall apart & crumble!!! What can I do to make them stick together better?! I tried to reform the granola into ball shapes & they won’t stick that way either! So,, now I have sticky, great tasting granola chuncks.

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