Last Updated on January 18, 2022
Today, we’re going to be looking at the best gluten-free granola bar brands. Gluten-free snack bars can be quite tricky to find, so we’re going to be looking at an extensive list today, so you don’t have to do the hard work! Granola bars are the perfect on-the-go snack but are they gluten-free? Let’s take a closer look.
What Are Granola Bars?
You may already be familiar with granola bars, but if you’re not, they’re essentially granola and honey (or another sweet syrup). They are then pressed and baked into the shape of a bar – and the granola bar is born! They usually come individually sealed so you can take a bar on the go in your bag.
Ingredients In Granola Bars
Ingredients in granola bars can vary depending on the flavor and brand of the bar. Typical ingredients in granola bars are:
- Dried Fruits
- Chocolate Chips
- Micronutrients (calcium, magnesium, iron, etc.)
Are Granola Bars Gluten-Free?
Typically, granola bars are NOT gluten-free. Unless they specifically carry a gluten-free label or make gluten-free claims – it’s highly likely they’ll contain gluten. This is because oats are often the main ingredient. Although oats are naturally gluten-free, they’re usually milled in the same place as cereal grains such as rye, barley, and wheat. These grains are not gluten-free. So unless the oats are gluten-free oats, they should be avoided at all costs.
What Granola Bars Are Gluten-Free?
If you’re searching for gluten-free granola bars, look no further! Here are some of the best options available for those following a gluten-free lifestyle.
88 Acres is a brand that offers gluten-free granola bars and protein bars. They are constantly adding new flavors to their Seed and Oats bars. The flavors they currently have available are:
- Dark Chocolate Sea Salt
- Blueberry Lemon
- Cinnamon Maple
- Triple Berry Crumble
- Apple Ginger Crisp
- Double Dark Chocolate
As you can see, they have a range of flavors and these soft-baked, chewy bars are delicious. They are made from gluten-free oats and a range of seeds, including pumpkin, sunflower, and flax seeds. What’s great about 88 Acres is that their bars are free from the top 8 allergens (wheat being one of them!) and each bar gives you 10% of your recommended daily intake of iron.
You can find a sample pack here containing one of each of their granola bars for just $11.99.
Bobo’s is one of the most popular gluten-free snack bar brands available. They have a huge selection of incredible flavors including:
- Chocolate Chip Oat Bar
- Lemon Poppyseed Oat Bar
- Coconut Oat Bar
- Original Oat Bar
- Cranberry Orange Oat Bar
- Maple Pecan Oat Bar
- Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Bar
- Cinnamon Raisin Oat Bar
- Pumpkin Spice Oat Bar
- Peach Oat Bar
- Apple Pie Oat Bar
- Peanut Butter Oat Bar
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oat Bar
- Coconut Almond Chocolate Chip Oat Bar
- Gingerbread Oat Bar
- Almond Butter Oat Bar
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Oat Bar
I did say there was a huge selection of flavors! Much like 88 Acres, they’re free from the top 8 allergens. Their gluten-free products are certified gluten-free. This means that each product is tested for gluten and has to meet strict guidelines set by the FDA. This means that Bobo’s bars are as safe as possible for us! You can find their full gluten-free range here.
Don’t Go Nuts
Don’t Go Nuts is a brand that’s marketed for those who are living a nut-free lifestyle. However, they are also gluten-free too! The flavors they have available are:
- Chocolate Chip
- White Chocolate Chip
- Blueberry Blast
While there aren’t too many flavors, they come highly recommended by the gluten-free community. As well as being certified gluten-free, they are also non-GMO, organic, and school-friendly, meaning they’re suitable for a range of dietary lifestyles.
Enjoy Life is a brand that’s known for being allergen-free and catering to a range of dietary lifestyles. Not only are there products free from gluten, but also free from:
- tree nuts
The flavors available in their chewy snack bars are as follows:
- caramel apple
- caramel blondie
- cocoa loco
- sunseed crunch
They cost just $4.99 for 5 bars – which is a great price for an allergen-friendly food!
As you can probably tell from the name, FreeYumm is another allergen-friendly brand that does not contain any gluten ingredients. Their soft baked bars are delicious, and you can buy them in bulk at a really reasonable price. You can buy 30 bars for just over $26 if you subscribe!
The flavors available are:
- Honey Apple Soft Baked Bars
- Chocolate Chip Soft Baked Bars
- Blueberry Soft Baked Bars
The main ingredients are gluten-free oats and sugar – and the best part? They are certified gluten-free!
Go Raw Sprouted bars are perfect as a replacement no gluten granola bar. They’re not just gluten-free, but also organic too. They have a few flavors, including:
- Pumpkin Seed Sprouted Bars
- Spirulina Sesame Sprouted Bars
- Apricot Flaxseed Sprouted Bars
- Banana Flaxseed Sprouted Bars
One downside to this brand is that they’re very expensive in comparison to other gluten-free brands. They range from $52.99 – $79.99 for 20-30 large bars – and that’s when they’re running a sale too! So if you’re looking for an affordable, everyday snack, this may not be the right choice for you.
I hope this article has helped you to become more familiar with gluten-free granola bar brands and how easy it can be to find a snack for on-the-go. It’s becoming much more common to find gluten-free snack bars in grocery stores, so be sure to keep an eye out, as that’ll save you shipping costs!
Do you know of any other gluten-free granola bar brands that didn’t make the list? Please feel free to let me know in the comments below.
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Hi, my name’s Zoë. I’m 28 years old and live in London, UK. I work full time as a freelance writer and critic for West End theatre. Writing has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I spend most of my free time at the theatre, or at conventions. I’m married to the love of my life, and live in a small apartment with my fur baby, Lillie. I run two of my own blogs: No Safer Place and Stage to Page: both of which have won awards. I also have a YouTube channel where I talk about all things stagey.