Because freeze-dried fruits are being used, the volume needed pf the is much, much less than if using dried fruits. Also, the freeze-drying process does preserve more nutrients than off the shelf dried fruits, and you are not getting that intensified concentrated fructose hit that standard dried fruits have.
Because these granola bars contain barley and malt extract they are not considered gluten-free. There is only a small amount of rice malt syrup in this recipe.
This recipe is contains no added sugar and natural dietry fibre. Great for kids lunchboxes or a work snack. Double or triple the recipe to utilise empty space in your oven and make more if you wish.