A Really Good, Chewy Gooey Homemade Granola Bar

Posted on: Fri, 07/13/2018 - 5:17am
smithdcrk's picture
Offline
Joined: 03/13/2014 - 16:46

We had some grocery favorites, but Cascadian Farms has added several "peanut" and "protein" editions to their line ... Kind Bars that promised me that they washed the line thoroughly between runs, hence did not have to list peanuts in the ingredient or "may contain" list. They just had a recall: peanut cross contact. Similar issues with new Chex mixes coming out. Time to go back to homemade!

There are some branded "peanut free" out there, but Vermont and Meta use a sunflower butter base which is safe, but does not pass the taste test (too much like PB and DD has a strong flight response to pb scent/texture). Libre doesn't quite capture that sticky oats texture that Kind Bars mastered.

These granola bars actually look like their picture and taste great. Not only passing the taste/texture but the dog's. Barkley the Carnivore likes granola! [He only got the sticky oats bits - no chocolate for dogs, but at 65lbs cross-contact ok.]

http://www.inspiredtaste.net/21462/soft-and-chewy-granola-bars-recipe/

It uses a Butter/Brown Sugar/Honey base with toasted oats. Add your own nuts and fruit- and follow their hints!

Next iterations: substitute Nutella & Hazel nuts for butter & almonds or pistachios & cherries for almonds and cranberries.

I get my tree nuts from companies that can promise dedicated - no peanut - lines.
Almonds: Blue Diamond (also Nut-Thins here)
Almonds & Pistachios: Wonderful
Any Tree Nut or Baking Product: Blue Mountain Organics
Candy: Vermont Nut Free (m&m clones, gummy bears & jelly beans)

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:03am
Comments: 10
Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:52am
Comments: 2
Latest Post by penelope Tue, 01/14/2020 - 1:03pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by penelope Sun, 12/29/2019 - 6:21pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by sunshinestate Sun, 12/29/2019 - 6:00pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by Italia38 Sun, 12/29/2019 - 5:44pm
Comments: 5
Latest Post by justme Tue, 12/17/2019 - 3:41pm
Comments: 4
Latest Post by justme Tue, 12/17/2019 - 2:39pm
Comments: 45

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

You can make light, fluffy pancakes without eggs or milk. If you have some type of food...

It’s hard to think of Chinese food without thinking of peanuts. China is the world’s leading peanut producer, and that’s not a coincidence....

Seeds, such as pumpkin or sunflower, make great peanut or tree nut substitutes in recipes, and roasted soy or garbanzo beans are tasty snacks and...

For those with peanut allergies, baked goods present a serious risk. Many baked goods do not appear to contain peanuts, yet were baked in a...

When you have a food allergy, you need to check every food label. The safest way to eat when you have a ...

Those who have peanut allergies know to avoid peanut butter cookies, of course – but what about other...

What can you eat if you can't eat peanut butter? Fortunately for people with a peanut allergy, there...

Most elementary school teachers take a mid-morning break to allow their students to refuel with a snack. If it's your turn to bring a snack for...

In the United States, there are no lines of ice cream that are dedicated to being nut-free....

Do you have a child with peanut allergies and an upcoming birthday? Perhaps you'd like to bake a...

Cakes are a central part of many celebrations, from kids' birthdays to weddings. For those with severe ...

Are you craving sweets? Those with peanut allergies must be especially careful when indulging their...

Are you looking for peanut-free candies as a special treat for a child with...

If you have a food allergy, you will probably need to make some changes to your diet...

When love is in the air we can get caught up in the moment and throw caution to the wind. However, if you have a...

Many doctors treat allergies, including pediatricians and general practice doctors. When allergies are severe, primary care physicians often refer...

If you are looking for a way to support food allergy education and awareness, you may be interested in a documentary created by a young filmmaker...

The most frightening thing about a severe allergic reaction to a new food is that it can happen so fast. If parents are not looking for allergic...

Skin rashes and itching are common allergic reactions to peanut butter. According to the Mayo Clinic, reactions to peanut butter can happen within...

A low oxalate diet may be recommended to prevent kidney stones from forming. Oxalates are chemicals found in plant-based foods. These may collect...