I have a confession to make. I love love love granola bars, but I haven’t been able to make them because every time I cut the bars, the whole thing falls apart. So, I used to be really good at making granola to go on top of yogurt, but a bar that you could easily pack in a lunch was my kryptonite. I needed something nut free and dairy free for school and my daughter’s allergy respectively. I was so excited to get my hands on this bar pan and try it out. Y’all, it did not disappoint. These bars are so good and are loaded with good things (blueberries, quinoa, oats, flax). I was so excited to pop these out of the bar pan and have them all come out with no breaking, no crumbling and no sticking to the pan.
Why oats, quinoa, flax and blueberries?
My kiddo has a dairy allergy and rarely eats meat. We have to make sure she’s getting protein, iron, calcium and all that other good stuff in her diet. Oats, quinoa and flax all have good fiber and iron. Quinoa is a great source of protein (flax and oats have protein too). Blueberries are a powerhouse in their own right with antioxidants, calcium, B-6, fiber and other nutrients.
**Also, and this is important too: I had all of these ingredients in my kitchen. It’s supposed to be 108 here today, so I’m a fan of not having to go outside to make a grocery store run.
How to make these?
I’ve put the recipe on a handy graphic for reference. I hate having to read through pages and pages and step by step instructions before I can see the recipe. So, I made this graphic and you get it with minimal scrolling through some personal story that you’re probably not interested in at the moment if you’re scrambling to find a recipe that works with what you have. At least, that’s how I feel if I’m wanting to try a recipe. Enjoy!
Interesting in the magical bar pan I used??? Click here to see what it’s all about.