Sunday, April 3, 2011

Favorite Homemade Things- Granola Bars

Here's some of the most popular recipes I've found the past couple of years...

Cookie Like Granola Bars

*I decrease the amount of brown sugar to 1/2 cup. otherwise it super sweet. I also switch out some of the oil for peanut and/or almond butter and the raisins for chocolate chips on occasion. already dairy free.

Lara Bars

these are great for an after workout snack. try to find good dates- they can be dry if they've been out too long

Chewy Granola Bars- similar to Clif Bars

I put all the dry ingredients in the food processor so it's more "mealy" than "oaty." these are surprisingly filling and super easy...

Blueberry Scones (that can be gf/df/sf if desired...)

and here's my favorite scone recipe- Joe says they are slightly bitter but I think they toast up really well with some butter or ghee. the original allergy free recipe came from the Allergy-Free Baker's Handbook

6 oz yogurt (cows milk or vegan yogurt)
3/4 cup milk (cows or rice work great)
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 cups flour ( + 3/4 tsp xanthum gum if using gluten free flour)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp. double acting baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup canola oil

1 cup blueberries, fresh or slightly thawed

-Mix yogurt, milk, and lemon juice. Add baking powder and let sit for a minute. In another bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt. Combine yogurt mixture, flour mixture, and oil in a bowl. Mixing until smooth. Dump out on flour dusted counter and cut into circles or triangles.

-Bake at 400 degrees for 15-17 minutes.

(*i have not tried this recipe with regular flour so I can only assume it will still work :) )

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