Homemade Granola Bars

Posted on: Wed, 12/03/2003 - 9:09am
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Anonymous (not verified)

Another PA.com member gave me this recipe years ago and I haven't tried it, but since we were discussing the Kellogg's Granola Bites to-day on the board, I thought I'd post this:-

These are yummy! I substituted 2 teaspoons of flour for the cornstarch and
1/4 cup crushed corn flakes for the wheat germ, since I was out of both of
those ingredients.

Peanut-/Tree nut-free Granola Bars

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon
baking powder
1/2 cup margarine, softened 1 1/2 cups
quick rolled oats
2 1/4 Tablespoons honey 1 cup crisp
rice cereal
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup EACH,
raisins and chocolate chips
1 cup unbleached all-purposed flour 1/4 cup wheat
1 teaspoon cornstarch

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 13-by-9-by-2-inch pan.
2. In a large bowl, with a hand held electric mixer set on medium speed,
beat sugars and margarine until fluffy. Blend in honey and vanilla. Slowly
add flour, cornstarch, cinnamon, and baking powder; beat at low speed. With
a wooden spoon, fold in oats, rice cereal, raisins, chocolate chips, and
wheat germ until well mixed. Place in prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes
until golden brown.
3. Cool completely and cut into bars.
Makes 16 bars.


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Posted on: Mon, 04/11/2005 - 2:45pm
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Simply re-raising. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 04/12/2005 - 1:57am
hereandnow's picture
Joined: 04/24/2004 - 09:00

I use a similar recipe, and can vouch that they are really good! We take them hiking. I put chocolate chips in some, and diced dried apricots in some.
I am going to have to try this variation--I am getting hungry just looking at it.

Posted on: Fri, 04/15/2005 - 12:06am
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hereandnow, welcome! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I haven't actually tried this recipe. Another PA.com member had given it to me and gave me permission to post it here.
If you do make them, can you let us know how they turn out?
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 04/15/2005 - 2:08am
Suzy Q's picture
Joined: 05/20/2004 - 09:00

This looks like the same recipe that I make and they are fabulous. I think it came from one of the allergy cookbooks (Bakin' Without Eggs?)
I don't like such a strong cinnamon taste so I only use 1/3 tsp cinnamon. My family is not wild about raisins either so we don't add them.

Posted on: Mon, 04/18/2005 - 3:13am
TRexFamily's picture
Joined: 11/30/2004 - 09:00

This recipe is from Bakin Without Eggs and reprinted in The Parents' Guide to Food Allergies.
I haven't tried it yet since my DD is also wheat allergic. I'm glad for the review and will keep it in mind when she outgrows her wheat allergy.

Posted on: Mon, 04/18/2005 - 1:13pm
hereandnow's picture
Joined: 04/24/2004 - 09:00

Sadly, I probably won't make these until summer, when we should be able to go hiking again. This time of year it is a kids' sports event of some kind (baseball, soccer) every weekend. Lots of time for mom in a folding chair instead of getting exercise on a trail. Wonder why my clothes seem tight?

Posted on: Thu, 04/21/2005 - 1:53am
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Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

My daughter and I made these bars and they are soooo good, you can substitute many things, such as cheerio's instead of rice crispies or something. We actually made 2 batches and the first time we used puffed rice cereal but it looked a little too much like nuts and I didn't want to send those to school, so we made another batch with cheerio's, still just as yummy! Thanks for the recipe

Posted on: Tue, 09/13/2005 - 2:30pm
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Quote:Peanut-/Tree nut-free Granola Bars
1 cup crisp rice cereal
wheat germ
1 teaspoon cornstarch[/B]
Is rice cereal Rice Krispies?? (Forgive my ignorance, as I've never heard it called this before.)
What does the cornstarch do for this recipe?
What does wheat germ do for the recipe? Can it just be ommited?

Posted on: Wed, 09/14/2005 - 9:48am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

d's mom,
I made this recipe without cornstarch (it is usually used as a thickener??), but used wheat germ because it adds some nutrients, you could omit it but should probably substite with equal amounts of flour. I also used rice krispy cereal.
I found these very very sweet, and cookie-like. Next time I make them I plan to decrease the sugars.
I also froze them and they stayed crunchy when thawed.
Hope that helps.

Posted on: Thu, 09/15/2005 - 12:52am
meleldredge's picture
Joined: 11/12/2003 - 09:00

Hi all,
Can anyone suggest a safe wheat germ and quick rolled oats..
Thanks for all your help,


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