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Gluten Free Power Sticks Breakfast Bars

I love these quick and easy breakfast bars. I have been making these for about 10 years, ever since I found the recipe when I went to Weight Watchers years ago to lose those unwanted Freshman 15 I gained when I went to college. Only 4 ingredients that you can easily modify to meet your specific dietary needs.

Power Sticks

1/2 cup Chunky Peanut Butter (I use Jif Natural Creamy Peanut Butter, but SunButter would be a great alternative if you have a peanut or tree nut allergy. I want to try this with Almond Butter.)

3 Tbs. Honey (I use local honey that I buy at Whole Foods, and I am excited to try this using my father-in-law’s honey after he gets his hives!)

2/3 cup Crushed Corn Flakes (Erewhon and Nature’s Path make gluten-free corn flakes, but my new favorite is by CerealVit, and there are only 3 ingredients in it! To add variety, try using other cereals too!)

1/3 cup Nonfat Dry Milk Powder (could use a non-dairy powdered milk too)

  • Mix everything together in a bowl. Form into 6 sticks and wrap individually in wax paper.
  • I store mine in an airtight container in the freezer.


  1. Great idea! I need a good, small something to eat before running and this is a great idea! 🙂

  2. I am soo excited to try these if they work out it will be perfect for softball season. you rock!

  3. keri miller says

    My kiddos really liked this! Do you have any more recipes like this that are easy for fast mornings?

    • Hi Keri!

      I am so happy your kids liked the Power Sticks! Mine do too and they are especially nice for hectic mornings!

      I am getting ready to do a little series on gluten-free breakfast ideas so check back. 🙂


      • keri miller says

        Thanks so much! I will keep an eye out for it. They really don't like any processed foods…like cereal. So something new is great…and knowing it was good for them too.

  4. any thoughts on how to make without peanut butter- allergic

  5. Thanks so much for this great recipe, I just made it today for kids. I made a video tutorial of how I made it and posted it on my blog.


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