Wednesday, October 3, 2012

31 for 21: Fruit & Nut Granola Bars


Being so versatile, granola bars are very allergy friendly. These are even GAPS approved.

Homemade crunchy, chewy and slightly sweet granola bars - easy, versatile, healthy and portable. Here's a no-bake recipe I created.

Fruit and Nut Granola Bars
Hanunyah Creation
(Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined Sugar-free, Grain-free, Corn-free)

3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup natural peanut butter, optional
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups nuts and seeds
1 cup raisins

1. In a medium sized saucepan, bring the honey to a boil and boil for 1 minute.

2. Remove from heat. Add the peanut butter, cinnamon, nuts and raisins and mix well.

3. Spread into a greased 6x11 inch pan. Cool and cut into 16 bars.

Notes:
This granola bar recipe is very versatile.
- You can use any mixture of nuts (chopped or whole) and/or seeds, and any mixture of raisins and/or dried fruit. (Remember to check ingredient labels, because some dried fruits have added ingredients). You could play around with adding different spices and extracts, and even other syrups instead of honey.
I recommend wrapping these individually, as they kinda stick together otherwise.


~ Hanunyah

31 for 21 is a blog challenge to raise Down Syndrome awareness 1 blog at a time. The challenge is to blog everyday the whole month of October (31 days) to raise awareness for Down Syndrome (aka Trisomy 21). This is the 6th Annual 31 for 31 Challenge.

Link Parties:
Gluten-Free Wednesdays @ The Gluten-Free Homemaker
Wheat-Free Wednesday @ Anne-Marie Cain
Allergy-Free Wednesdays @ The Tasty Alternative and 6 other blogs
Gluten-free Fridays @ Vegetarian Mama and 2 other blogs

7 comments:

  1. These look like a great treat! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    We have a great collection of recipes going to get us ready for menu planning! Hope to see you this Thursday for another Gluten Free Fridays link up! It will be live at 7:05 eastern US time. Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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  2. What an amazing recipe! Thanks for sharing. I'm sure the peanut butter is amazing. But as someone allergic to PB, I would add in some almond butter (or cashew butter). I'm sure they would be equally delicious. Thanks for sharing with us on AFW! I always enjoy coming across new granola bar recipes.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Amber! These definitely are still great without peanut butter, but almond butter would be good, too!

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  3. Wow, what an amazing looking recipe. I'm sure my baby will adore these granola bars. I'm bookmarking this to make later. Thank you.

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  4. I finally got around to making these and they are gorgeous and very filling. Thank you so much!

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    1. Cool! So glad you like them Katherine!

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