Have you been looking for grain free granola bars that are also sugar free? What about a grain free granola bars recipe where you simply throw everything in the blender. Easy as. There is even an option to make them nut free too (see below).
Grain Free Granola Bars – sugar free too!
Do you still rely on muesli/granola bars for school lunches? Try these which are free of sugar, grains, wheat and naturally gluten free. They are packed with seeds and nuts and a hint of cinnamon and vanilla.
Store bought muesli bars appear to be healthy but contain an astounding amount of sugar, and then there are the oats and grains which your body will also convert into sugar. Avoid bars which contain dried fruit, they’re sugar dense and very little nutrition. It is so easy to overdo dried fruit thinking it is the healthier option. Dried fruit is a concentrated source of sugar and often referred to as ‘natures candy’. Eating a handful of grapes is far better than eating a few raisins. Whole fruits will still have the fibre, nutrition and water.
Take a look at the nutrition label for oatmeal granola/muesli bars. Not only does each bar contain a whopping 19g sugar (that’s almost 5 teaspoons), it also contains over 30 ingredients. Sugars are listed as brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, glycerin, and corn syrup. 19g of sugar is almost double that the World Health Organisation are recommending of 10g sugar per DAY. There are 43g carbs/60g bar = 72%. To make things even worse, they contain hydrogenated soybean oils, and cottonseed oils. Not one ingredient here makes me want to buy these, let alone feed them to my children.WOW! Sugar Free & Grain Free Granola Bars. So simple to make. Just throw everything in the blender. Genius!Click To Tweet
Let me know in the comments if you find a cereal bar which is even worse.
- 350g/ 12oz mixed nuts and seeds
- 50g/ 1.8oz shredded coconut
- 2 tbs cocoa nibs
- 50g/ 1.8oz coconut oil
- 4 tbs tahini or nut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp dried cinnamon
- pinch salt
- 3 tbs granulated stevia or sweetener of choice, to taste
- 2 eggs
- Place all the ingredients in the blender.
- Pulse a few times until combined and still pieces of nuts and seeds can be seen.
- Place in a greased and lined 18cmx27cm / 7x10 inch baking dish. If you bake it in a large dish, it will turn thin and crispy which can be really nice also.
- Bake at 180C/350F for 20 minutes or until golden, not burnt.
- Can be drizzled with 90% chocolate.
Nutritional values will vary according to what/how much you use.
NOTE :: If you would like to make these nut free, simply omit the nuts and use a combination of seeds that you like, and can tolerate.
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