Monday, January 19, 2009

Granola Bar Help!

I am picky about my granola bars.

I would love to bring granola bars to school, for those "gotta eat NOW" moments in the middle of lecture.

Store-bought snack bars leave a lot to be desired, and it's cheaper and easier to add just what I like when they're homemade.

I have tried recipe after recipe, but have not found one that satisfies me. I have mostly experimented with crunchy, and my few attempts at soft granola bars have been less than tasty. Needless to say, I have been through a lot of gluten-free oats.

I do not like ones with lots of honey, because the sickly sweet taste makes me nauseous when I eat it on an empty stomach.

Same goes for the peanut butter ones. When my stomach is empty and I'm starving, straight peanut butter is no bueno.

The problem with nixing peanut butter and honey is... they fall apart. I end up with yet another batch of granola instead of granola BARS.

I tried using applesauce once and they turned out a really funky texture.

I'd rather not use corn syrup, but I'd use a little bit if it would hold the bars together.
I want to make these as healthy as I can, and not so sweet.

Does anyone have a tried-and-true recipe that they like, that doesn't use honey or peanut butter as a binder? Please help!


Lynn Barry said...

No experience here...I hope someone will jump to your aid...HUGS

Anonymous said...

i also live in houston, i am gluten free and i am looking for a granola bar recipe :)
-Erin @ glutenfreewithapurpose.wordpress