Safe Granola Bars?

Posted on: Sat, 08/14/2010 - 6:24pm
cervonil's picture
Joined: 04/28/2010 - 12:30

My ped said to forget about granola bars b/c they are all "may contain", which is my fine, my PA son wouldn't notice if I never bought them again. But my 2 step daughters live with us and I used to buy Nutrigrain bars, Quaker granola bars for their school lunches. I was going to still buy them and put them in a specially marked container for them - but I just couldn't do it today - the Quaker Granola Bars clearly stated "May contain peanut", and I just don't want them in the house. It's the one place I don't want him to feel restricted and bad that he can't have something. I did buy the Nutrigrain. Any other "safeish" suggestions? Again he won't be eating them, but just in case he accidentally gets one.

I thought about making them from scratch, but I have a 4 month old, and that is just not going to happen every week.

Posted on: Sun, 08/29/2010 - 11:51am
seti's picture
Joined: 07/09/2009 - 10:51

A friend of mine posted a granola bar recipe on Facebook. I won't bother to buy them in the store again, these are so quick to make! I used Guittard chocolate chips, which are made in a dedicated facility. The chocolate is awesome (they supply chocolate to See's Candies and lots of small chocolatiers)
Chewy Granola Bars
3 cups oats
1 cup flour
1 t. baking soda
2 t. vanilla
2/3 cup butter, softened
½ cup honey
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup mini chocolate chips or M&Ms
Optional: raisins, dried fruit, sunflower seeds, chopped nuts
In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, and baking soda. In another bowl, combine vanilla, butter, honey, and brown sugar; add to oat mixture and stir until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour into a lightly greased 9x13 pan. Lightly press mixture into the pan with the back of your spoon. Bake at 325 for 22 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes then cut into bars. Let bars cool completely in pan before removing or serving.

Posted on: Fri, 09/03/2010 - 1:55am
bmarshall5's picture
Joined: 09/18/2007 - 09:00

There's a line of Quaker granola bars that are made in Canada in a dedicated nut-free facility. They used to be available on the peanutfreeplanet website, but unfortunately they haven't been stocked for a few months. Hopefully they'll bring them back. They do however contain coconut.

Posted on: Wed, 09/15/2010 - 9:42pm
zeena2's picture
Joined: 09/01/2010 - 18:55

I ususally buy the nutrigrain bars. I haven't found any other safe granola bars around.

Posted on: Thu, 09/16/2010 - 9:19am
nmainmom's picture
Joined: 08/03/2010 - 15:31

Go to peanut free planet's other "site" they have both the quaker and peresident's choice "bars". (click on breakfast) They all have the peanut free sign on them. I've never ordered from that site but I'm sure it is just as good as peanut free.

Posted on: Fri, 10/22/2010 - 2:40am
dinosaurs1's picture
Joined: 09/23/2009 - 11:23

We buy Cascadian Farms Chocolate Chip granola bars for my PN allergic child for 2 years now and never had any problems.

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