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rachi882
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 Posted May 2nd, 2012 03:24 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I am looking for a recipe for HEALTHY granola bars. Without Karo, marshmallow cream, etc...
Ingredients like oats, nuts, dried fruit...

Thanks!!

Rachal

   
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 Posted May 2nd, 2012 06:28 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Here is a recipe for granola bars that I have been wanting to try. I was thinking that you could probably use all honey and eliminate the corn syrup. I love the other recipes on this site although most are not so healthy!
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eldmon2008
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 Posted May 2nd, 2012 07:27 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
[/b]Granola Bars[b]
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups brown sugar [I use half or less, depending on my mood)
1 cup oil [I use pear or applesauce]
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
4 cups quick oatmeal
Mix together thoroughly
Add as many of the following ingredients as you want:
1 cup coconut
1 cup raisins
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts

Mix and press into greased 11x15 pan. [I like to use a 9x13 because they are thicker]. Bake at 375* for about 12 min. Do not overbake.

I like to make half with choc chips and the the other half with raisins or cranberries and coconut so that we all have our favorites.

~Monica, wife to Eldon and mama to Makayla and Michael and Emily
   
Living_an_Adventure
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 Posted May 2nd, 2012 09:33 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
HERE is a recipe that I have been wanting to try. You could easily replace the crispy rice cereal for more oats or anything else that you would want. There are quite a few add-ins that she suggests herself. She calls them healthy, don't know if they fit your definition of healthy or not.
Wendy -- Wife of a school teacher and Mommy of four
   
rachi882
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 Posted May 3rd, 2012 08:42 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Wow! Thank you ladies! Can't wait to try out these recipes!
Rachal

   
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 Posted May 3rd, 2012 06:49 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Here's a couple more for you to choose from...

Sticky Fruit Oat Squares

Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8 1/2-in glass baking dish, (or whatever size you want for thickness - a 9x13 makes about 1/2" thick bars).

Melt over low heat about 5 min:
3/4 c. butter
1/4 c. honey
generous 3/4 c. packed raw brown sugar

Add & mix until well combined:
1/4 c. creamy natural peanut butter

Add all except 1/4 c. seseme seeds. Mix well:
2 3/4 c. rolled oats
generous 1/4 c. dried apricots or apples, chopped
1/4 c. sunflower seeds
3/4 c. seseme seeds
1 tsp. salt

Press into prepared pan & bake for 20 min. Remove from oven & sprinkle rest of seseme seeds on top.
Let cool & cut into squares.

When I made this I did a little improvising, using dried cranberries & almonds.
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All Seasons Grain Bar

Mix in large bowl (you can use any combination of these things, or even other stuff like flax etc....):
1/2 c. oat bran
1/2 c. wheat germ
1/2 c. cracked wheat
1/2 c. seseme seeds
1 c. raw sunflower seeds
Nuts, optional
1 c. raisins
3 c. rice-crispys
1 c. rolled oats
1 c. coconut

Warm together:
1 c. natural peanut butter (when leaving out the choc. chips I use 1/2 c. more. I also add 1 tsp. vanilla & 1/2 tsp. salt along with this substitute).
1 c. honey
1/3 c. cocoa
1/2 c. chocolate chips (I leave out & subsitute 1/3 c. more cocoa)

Press into 9x13" dish.

Delicious & Healthy!

..rebekah..married to my incredible LOVE- ivan- 06.20.09
mama to adelynn ivy 10.13.10 & sofia katrien 02.03.13

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janedi
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 Posted May 3rd, 2012 07:39 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I made THIS recipe for No-Bake Granola Bars awhile back and they were SO yummy! I think that toasting the oats, nuts, and coconut is what made them so delicious! I do remember that they were a little sweet, so I'd either cut back on the honey or try some not-so-sweet choc chips. I also used coconut oil instead of canola....

This gets me in the mood to make these again. Unfortunately, their not exactly GAPS diet friendly.

-Janelle
Joe's wife and mom to Katie (11.26.10) and Jill (06.15.12)
   
rachi882
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 Posted May 4th, 2012 09:34 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Monica, I made your recipe yesterday. I used coconut oil and added all the optionals except for dates. They were DELICIOUS!!! But wow, very rich and fattening. Kinda like eating a chocolate chip cookie. My husband liked them too and ate quite a bit before they even got cut. I think I will try a lower calorie version. Like cut the sugar and oil back and maybe the peanut butter too. I love the flavor of peanut butter and coconut oil together.
I printed the others and want to try them too.

Rachal

   
rallyjan
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 Posted May 12th, 2012 08:08 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Think I will try the one on the link that Wendy posted. It looks very simular to the one I like that uses marshmallows, which unfortunaly also takes peanut butter so Kandace can't eat them. We are on a granola bar eating phase here right now, the little bought things. I also make some baked ones sometimes, which ends up being more like a chocolate chip cookie bar.
Jan
Mama to Zachary, Leandra and Kandace





   
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 Posted November 1st, 2012 09:58 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Here are some granola bar recipes that I found. I made 3 of them today and thought they were delicious! Want to make the others soon. The next time I might add more oats though, as they stayed sticky until I refrigerated them for awhile. Granola Bars
Deb
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mom to Daryn - 4; Chadric - 7/27/2012
   
VeryAlive
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 Posted February 23rd, 2013 04:42 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I found a delicious recipe in one of my cookbooks, and made it a few days ago. They are disappearing too quickly! Full O' Goodness Granola Bars: stir together 1 3/4 cup flour (I used spelt), 1/2 cup dry milk, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking soda. In a mixing bowl, cream 1 1/2 cups brown sugar (I used sucunat), 3/4 cup butter (I used part coconut oil), 1/2 cup oil (I used olive oil). Beat in 2 eggs, 1/4 cup honey (w/dollop of molasses), 1 1/2 tsp grated orange rind, 1 tsp vanilla. Stir together 1/2 cup wheat germ, 1 1/2 cups quick oats, 3/4 cup coconut, 3/4 cup chopped nuts, 1/3 cup sesame seeds (I used chopped sunflower meats. I also added ground flax seed.) Stir into batter until well mixed. Spread mixture (sticky!) in greased 11x17 inch baking pan (or two 9x13 pans). Bake at 350 degrees for 15-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Cut into bars while stilll warm.
Naomi: wife of Darrell, mommy to Jolynn (2007), Carina (2009), and Addison (in heaven)
   



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