Friday, March 21, 2008

Yummy sugar free, peanut free, nutty granola bars!

These granola bars remind me of how the Quaker chewy granola bars taste- except these are crunchy. They are sweet but I used sweetened crispy rice instead of regular. I based this recipe of of the tasty looking recipe on GlutenFreeForGood.com
Yay for processed sugar free granola bars!
That recipe had a bunch of things that I am intolerant to (peanut butter and coconut, cocoa nibs) or that I just didn't have. Here's what worked for me:

Sugar Free, Peanut Free, Nutty Granola Bars

1 1/4 c chopped almonds
2 C gluten free oats
1 1/2 c gluten free crispy rice cereal
1/2 cup raisins ( or more if you like more)

Toast oats and almonds on a pan at 350 for about 8 -10 minutes, stirring every 4- 5 minutes to make sure they aren't burning.
Let cool a little then combine with crispy rice and raisins in a metal or glass bowl

Next combine in a pot
1/4 cup agave syrup (can be found at Trader Joes)
1/4 c maple syrup
1/4 cup soynut butter (or you could try almond butter or peanut butter)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 - 3/4 tsp salt

bring to a boil over medium heat, after it boils turn down the heat to low/med. Boil about 5 minutes, until it thickens a bit.

Pour over oat/ rice mixture and stir to combine.

Spread it out onto a lightly greased pan and put into the fridge until they start to get crispy. Cut up and store in the fridge.
I ate them up in only a few days- I wish I had more now.

3 comments:

glutenfreeforgood said...

Thanks for the reference! These look awesome and much easier to deal with than all those ingredients I got wrapped up in using. :-) It's such a good "launching pad" for all kinds of possibilities. I hope Nick sees this recipe -- he's the peanut butter boy!
Cheers!
Melissa

jill said...

Melissa,
Thanks!
I like your recipe with all those healthful things..
There are many possibilities. I would like to try a bar with apricot..

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