Homemade Clif Bars – Cinnamon Raisin

I have been gluten-free for a week already. It totally doesn’t feel like it, which I think is a good thing. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve actually realized that I was eating gluten-free more often than I thought.

For example, those homemade chocolate Clif bars I’ve had up on my site for a while are gluten-free, and are one of my favorite snacks. They’re incredibly simple to make, delicious, all natural, and full of protein and fiber.

With that in mind, and with all of this free time I now have because of school being done, I decided to try another version of Clif bars: cinnamon raisin. I’ve been wanting to try this version for a while, and boy oh boy am I glad I did.

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Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Clif Bars (egg, nut, dairy, and gluten free)
makes 8 bars

Ingredients:
– 1 1/4 cup rice krispie cereal
– 1 cup uncooked oats
– 2 tbsp. ground flaxseed
– 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
– 1/2 cup raisins (or more, if you’d like!)
– 1 scoop protein powder, optional

– 1/3 cup honey
– 1/2 cup sunflower seed butter (or any nut butter, if youโ€™re tolerant)
– 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. In a small, microwave safe bowl, combine honey and sunflower seed butter. Heat for 30-60 seconds. (Heat time varies depending on your microwave. I heated the mixture for 45 seconds, or until it was bubbly.)
  2. Add vanilla extract to the honey and sunbutter mixture.
  3. In a large bowl combine cereal, oats, flaxseed, cinnamon, raisins, and protein powder, if using.
  4. Pour the sunbutter mixture into the dry ingredients, stirring until everything is well combined. I began this step using a wooden spoon, then switched to a spatula โ€“ it gets sticky!
  5. Line an 8ร—8 inch pan with parchment paper. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, and firmly press it down until the top is level.
  6. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 5 minutes before transferring to the refrigerator to cool for another 30 minutes or so.
  7. When youโ€™re ready, cut into bars. I made 8 bars out of mine, and they were basically the same size as the store-bought ones. You could make them smaller or bigger, depending on what you want.
  8. Wrap in plastic wrap and store in the fridge until you need one!
  9. Enjoy!

Note: In the pictures, I cut the bars into 16 pieces – that’s why they look a bit small. ๐Ÿ™‚

This is basically the exact same recipe as the chocolate ones, but I actually think I like it better! I can’t believe I’m saying that, as I’m such a chocolate lover, but these little things taste like cookies. They’re so good!

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Here is the calorie count, courtesy of SparkPeople.com. This is without the protein powder.

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I hope that you give them a try and love them as much as I do!

Have a good day!

23 comments

  1. Yum, these look absolutely delicious! I think I’ll try making them this weekend and have available to have throughout the week ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks! They’re such a great snack to pull out of the fridge and go. I hope you like them! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This looks amazing! Bookmarking it for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. THESE LOOK DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Thanks! No problem!

  4. They look amazing!!!!

    1. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. YUMMMM! This would be great for my on-the-go snack! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. They’re perfect for that! ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. These sound delicious! I’m always looking for a good snack recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Sounds like a great alternative, might have to try this! It would definitely be better than reaching for a chocolate bar ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Yeah, exactly! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope you do give them a try!

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  9. These look so good! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. They’d be perfect for lunchbox and after school/work snacks. Can’t wait to give them a try! xx

    1. I hope you all like them! They are a perfect snack!

  10. Do you happen to have the calorie count for the cinnamon raisin variety?

    1. Hi Emily! I just updated the post and have included the calorie count at the bottom. Thanks for asking!

      1. Thanks for doing that! I need to stop by the store to get some flax meal – can’t wait to make these.

      2. No problem! I hope you like them!

      3. Bought my flax meal and have already made two batches of these clif bars. Thanks again for such a wonderful recipe!

      4. Great!! Thanks for letting me know you like them!

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