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I love crunchy granola bars. But I can't have soy. The ones from the stores have soy protein in them. Please post recipes if you have them. Thanks

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Here are a few I had in my files. Hopefully, one of them might work for you or at least give you ideas. :) I haven't made any of them yet. I would love to hear your reviews on any you try!

 

Chocolate Granola Bars - CORE

1cup Old fashioned oats

1cup instant steel cut oats (or instant oats)

1/2 cup NF dry milk powder

1/4 cup dry cream of wheat

1/2 box chocolate fudge sf/ff pudding powder

1/4 cup cocoa powder

Mix dry ingredients then add:

2Tbsp oil (canola/olive/safflower)

2tbsp fructose

1/2 cup water

1 egg

Spray shallow baking dish with Pam. I used a disposable tinfoil dish. I think my dish was maybe 8x10. Spread oatmeal evenly into dish.

Bake in a 300 degree oven for 30 minutes.

I then flipped the oat square onto a towel, then put back into dish (so bottomside was now UP) and baked for another 30 minutes.

Flip onto a cutting board and cut into 16 bars while still warm –

I used a pizza cutter.

Give each bar a bit of space so they can cool and the edges harden.

 

OATMEAL SNACK BARS

2 cups dry Old Fashioned oatmeal

1/2 cup dry oat bran

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1/2 cup granular Splenda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup FF milk

2 eggs or Eggbeaters

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

2 ripe, mashed bananas

1/2 cup SF DaVinci syrup (I like coconut)

1 teaspoon vanilla

2/3 cup Craisins (4 total points-.25 pts. per bar)

1 cup grated carrots

Mix oatmeal and oatbran with liquid ingredients and let set about 15 minutes to soften a little.

Then mix remaining ingredients in well.

Bake in 9x13 pan sprayed with Pam for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees until it tests done and is lightly brown on top--do not overbake.

As oven temperatures vary, check after 20 minutes.

I cut into 16 bars but sometimes cut them in half again depending on hunger level. (I used to be able to get unsweetened, dried cranberries at my health food store but can't find them now so use the Craisins.) Unless sharing or eating them soon, I store, tightly covered in the refrigerator.

 

(Core) Marty Bars makes 20 bars – core or Flex = 2.5 points each bar.

8 ripe mashed bananas

2 cups frozen fruit (quartered strawberries, blueberries, raspberries are good)

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

8 cups old fashioned oats (not the instant type)

1 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground ginger (or 2 teaspoon fresh minced ginger)

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

2 teaspoons vanilla (optional)

1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)

Mix all the ingredients together, adding frozen fruit last.

Spread out evenly onto nonstick cookie sheet that has sides.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Cool and cut up into bars.

Store in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer, taking out bars as needed.

Add your own favorite additions like a handful of nuts, 3 Tablespoons chocolate chips, cocoa or a handful of dried fruit! (remember to add points for those)

 

Another Breakfast Bar (core or 3 Points) Serving Size : 10 Preparation Time :0:00

2 Cups Quick Cooking Oats

1/3 Cup Cornmeal

2 Cups Skim Dry Milk

1 1/4 Cups Unsweetened Applesauce

1 1/2 Teaspoons Cinnamon

1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder

6 Tablespoons Splenda

2 Teaspoons Maple Extract

Combine all ingredients. Pour into a sprayed 13" x 9" pan.

Bake at 350 for 30- 40 minutes or longer.

Cut and store in fridge or freezer.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 184 Calories; 1g Fat (5.6% calories

from fat); 12g Protein; 31g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 5mg Cholesterol; 203mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain (Starch); 0 Fruit; 1 Non-Fat Milk; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

NOTES : 3 points or core

Let sit for 10 min."

Option: To original recipe add 20 oz of drained pineapple and 3/4 c splenda so they’d be sweet).

I also added 1/4 c raisins (adds 3 pts. for entire recipe).

Maybe: pumpkin instead of applesauce, some pumpkin pie spice, and maple syrup (count points) instead of Splenda, possibly cranberries for extra points

Poster used 1c pumpkin+ 2 tsps pumpkin pie spice

Another poster’s Next time I'll bake for 40 minutes. I used the brown sugar Splenda (for baking) which is not core, but 6 Tablespoons spread over the 16 squares that I cut, I don't think it would count.:I'm thinking that a little swipe of peanut butter would be quite yummy (count points). Maybe an overripe banana would make it even sweeter. Now that I'm thinking about it, maybe shredded carrots?? Don't know it that would work.

OPTION: make a half recipe to use as a crust and then top it with fresh peaches, lemon zest, lemon juice, Splenda brown sugar - 2 Tbs. and cinnamon. I'm looking forward to this!

 

Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars serves 4 0.8 WW Points

•1/3 c. baking Splenda

•½ c. unsweetened applesauce

•1 egg

•1 c. canned or cooked pumpkin

•1 ½ c. whole wheat flour

•3 t. baking powder

•½ t. baking soda

•¼ t. ground nutmeg

•1 ½ t. ground cinnamon

•¼ t. ground cloves

•½ c. unsweetened orange juice

•½ c. raisins

•½ c. oatmeal

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.Prepare a 13 by 9 inch baking pan with non-stick spray.

3.In a medium size mixing bowl, mix Splenda, applesauce, egg and pumpkin

4.Add other ingredients.

5.Bake 25 to 30 minutes, cool.

1 Bar = (1/24 of recipe): 51 calories, .5g fat, 1.5g fiber, .8 WW Points

(Note: 2 bars only comes to 1.5 points)


Diane

 

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These have been pretty successful around BCB. I make several variations and am careful to keep them at 2 Points per bar. You could omit the soy flour and sub. more whole wheat flour.

 

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Thanks, for the ideas. I have been out of the loop for awhile and trying to get back into it. These should help.

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I don't have a bar recipe but I do have a tastey mix recipe that you might enjoy...

 

1 cup wheat chex cereal

1 cup mini pretzel sticks broken in half

1/4 cup dried cranberries

3 TBS bittersweet chocolate chips melted

 

Mix the cereal, pretzels and berries. Drizzle the chocolate over all. Stir to mix. Spread on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and refrigerate 1/2 hour.

Serves 4 at 3/4 cup each........3 points +

 

I"ve also used different dried fruit such as cherries or cranraisins and it hits the spot when you want something sweet and crunchy.

 

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