Being gluten free is new to me, so I did some research and came up with these granola bars to eat for breakfast, instead of fruit and more fruit.
2 cups of oats
½ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup blanched almonds
½ cup sesame seeds
½ cup shredded coconut
Toast these ingredients in the oven at 180 degrees in a baking pan covered in foil for about 12 mins. Turn this every now and then to avoid burning.
Turn down the oven to 140 degrees.
In a small pan, melt:
½ cup of honey
60ml of golden syrup
60ml of peanut butter
Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients, allow to cool while you work on your fruit, then combine everything.
You can use anything you like, I used the following (and forgot to add my cherries)
½ cup of raisons
½ cup of dried cranberries
½ cup of chopped dried apricots
Add the fruit to the mixture and then prepare your pan. Use a baking pan about 8 X 5 inches wide, rub with butter, then line with parchment paper. Add your mixture, aiming for about ¾ inch high or so. Press the mixture down with your fingers until firm and pressed in.
Cook for 35 minutes, and then allow to dry for at least 2 hours. Cut into squares.