Granola Bars

Posted on: Thu, 10/20/2005 - 11:54pm
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I bought Nature's Promise granola bars yesterday and was so happy to find a nut free bar. The ingredients listed under the Nutritional Facts list no nuts and at the bottom of the listing in bold print stated "Contains: Soy" When I saw the allergy statement I felt comfortable and figured the company was allergy aware. Well, just as my PN allergic son bit into the bar I looked at the opposite side of the box and saw a warning "may contain nuts" and he had to spit out the bar. I was so disappointed, as was he. I know I should have looked at the whole box, but since it was labeled so well with the bold face information I didn't look further. I feel the labeling practice of this company is irresponsible. Has anyone found a safe granola bar??

Posted on: Thu, 02/02/2006 - 8:19am
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thanks! Have you tried yet playing with the ingredients to make them lower in fat? (applesauce for butter, etc...)???
Adrienne
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30-year old survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 1:20am
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Quote:Originally posted by ajgauthier:
[b]thanks! Have you tried yet playing with the ingredients to make them lower in fat? (applesauce for butter, etc...)???
Adrienne
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We've been trying out tons of "granola" bar recipes lately and so far this has been our favorite. Haven't tried making it healthy just yet [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] First step is to just find something that tastes good without milk, egg, peanuts, tn, ect.

Posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 2:00am
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Quote:Originally posted by 2BusyBoys:
[b] Quote:Originally posted by ajgauthier:
[b]thanks! Have you tried yet playing with the ingredients to make them lower in fat? (applesauce for butter, etc...)???
Adrienne
[/b]
We've been trying out tons of "granola" bar recipes lately and so far this has been our favorite. Haven't tried making it healthy just yet [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] First step is to just find something that tastes good without milk, egg, peanuts, tn, ect.
[/b]
maybe I'll play with it next week and see if I can cut-down on the fat in the recipe....I'll post my results!
Adrienne
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30-year old survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Sat, 02/04/2006 - 2:52pm
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Looks great for us!
Maybe you can sub a healthy oil for the butter/margarine? My kids need fat-very skinny! But I try to sub in healthy fats. becca

Posted on: Sun, 02/05/2006 - 8:51am
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Quote:Originally posted by 2BusyBoys:
[b]Granola Bars
1 cup SunButter (I think soybutter would work too)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup margarine (softened)
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup wheat germ (optional)
Mix. Spread/Press into greased 9"x13" pan. Bake for 20-25 min at 350 degrees. Cool. Chill before cutting.[/b]
question! Do these come out crunchy or soft? That'll help me decide how to alter the ingredients best to find a lower fat/lower sugar recipe
Adrienne
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30-year old survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Sun, 02/05/2006 - 11:08am
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Quote:Originally posted by ajgauthier:
[b] question! Do these come out crunchy or soft? That'll help me decide how to alter the ingredients best to find a lower fat/lower sugar recipe
Adrienne
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Soft and chewy [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 02/02/2006 - 8:19am
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thanks! Have you tried yet playing with the ingredients to make them lower in fat? (applesauce for butter, etc...)???
Adrienne
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30-year old survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 1:20am
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Quote:Originally posted by ajgauthier:
[b]thanks! Have you tried yet playing with the ingredients to make them lower in fat? (applesauce for butter, etc...)???
Adrienne
[/b]
We've been trying out tons of "granola" bar recipes lately and so far this has been our favorite. Haven't tried making it healthy just yet [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] First step is to just find something that tastes good without milk, egg, peanuts, tn, ect.

Posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 2:00am
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Quote:Originally posted by 2BusyBoys:
[b] Quote:Originally posted by ajgauthier:
[b]thanks! Have you tried yet playing with the ingredients to make them lower in fat? (applesauce for butter, etc...)???
Adrienne
[/b]
We've been trying out tons of "granola" bar recipes lately and so far this has been our favorite. Haven't tried making it healthy just yet [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] First step is to just find something that tastes good without milk, egg, peanuts, tn, ect.
[/b]
maybe I'll play with it next week and see if I can cut-down on the fat in the recipe....I'll post my results!
Adrienne
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30-year old survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Sat, 02/04/2006 - 2:52pm
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Looks great for us!
Maybe you can sub a healthy oil for the butter/margarine? My kids need fat-very skinny! But I try to sub in healthy fats. becca

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