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Old 03-03-2009, 11:42 AM   #1
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Low-carb granola bars

Does anyone have a low carb granola bar recipe? My plan to make homemade ones instead of buying already made from the store. Thanks
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:48 AM   #2
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check out Lauren's website called Healthy Indulgence. Peanut Butter Granola
ETA Oops Sorry that link is for granola. I don't know if she has granola bars, But check out her web page anyway. You may find a bar treat you like Another good treat is the crunchy low carb snack bar I really like this one, made with nuts but you have to keep it cool or it falls apart. I eat them straight from the fridge.

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They look so good!! but i don't have most of the ingredients.
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Metqa, thanks for sharing that link!

Sassy, I just get all those ingredients from the bulk bins at the health food store (the seeds, nuts, coconut, etc.). If you want a granola bar to be LC it can't just be made out of oats. You could use whatever sweetener you like--just mix it in and keep tasting. Have you tried searching granola in the recipe room? You might see something you like there.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:23 PM   #5
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The crunchy LC snack bars are so good! I found this lower carb (but still not super LC) recipe a while ago but haven't tried it. This would be a portable type baked bar. I haven't tried these yet, so I don't know if they are any good. You could probably sub 1 egg for the guar gum too.

Wheat Free Granola Bars

1-1/2 cups Oats, Rolled, Regular Old fashoned
1/2 cup Oat Flour
1/4 cup Pumpkin Seeds (Raw)
1/4 cup Sunflower Seeds (Raw Shelled)
3 Tb Sesame Seeds (Natural Brown)
1/2 cup Coconut Flakes
1 Tb Carob Powder (Toasted) or cocoa
1 tsp Guar Gum
1/2 cup sweetener
1 tsp blackstrap molasses
1/4 cup Peanut Butter
4 Tb water
1 Tb Vegetable Oil

Preheat oven to 325°. Oil a 9" x 13" baking pan, set aside.

Mix dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.

Mix molasses, sweetener, peanut butter, water, and oil in a small bowl or 2 cup measuring cup. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well.

Press mixture into prepared baking.

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until slightly browned. Cut into bars with a sharp knife immediately. Cool 20 minutes or until bars can be handled, then remove from pan and place on a wire rack to finish cooling. Makes 16 bars.
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Here are a few recipes you might like, that have be posted here in the past:

CarolynF's Crunchy Granola Bars
Crunchy Granola Bars - Low Carb Friends

1/2 cup of flaxseeds
1/2 cup of flaxseed meal
3/4 cup of oatmeal..use the steel-cut if you can
1 1/2 cups of almond flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 Tbs. cinnamon
1/2 cup of Splenda (to taste)
1/4 cup of Poly-D (optional)
1/2 tsp. of salt
1/4 cup of chopped almonds or pecans, etc..
2 T raisins, or unsweetened dried berries (optional)
1/2 stick of butter, softened
CC milk or cream (1/4 cup or so)

Preheat oven to 350* F.

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Then cream in the butter until evenly dispersed. Slowly pour in the milk until the dough is about the consistency of a slightly wet cookie dough (not really stiff).

Grease a 9 x 9 pan and pat the dough in the pan. Bake 30 minutes until slightly brown on the top/edges..

If you want them to be crunchier, then cut up the bars and place them on a cookie sheet at 300 degrees for 30 minutes until they are crunchy on the outside. Then remove and cool.

Makes about 12.

Nutrition facts for the recipe as shown, using old-fashioned rolled oats, 1/8 cup of raisins, chopped almonds, and heavy cream:

Per Serving (12 servings): 252 Calories; 20g Fat (62.5% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 18g Carbohydrate; 9g Dietary Fiber; 17mg Cholesterol; 175mg Sodium.

No raisins:
Per Serving (12 servings): 248 Calories; 20g Fat (63.6% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; 9g Dietary Fiber; 17mg Cholesterol; 175mg Sodium.

Liquid Splenda, no raisins:
Per Serving (12 servings): 244 Calories; 20g Fat (64.5% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 16g Carbohydrate; 9g Dietary Fiber; 17mg Cholesterol; 176mg Sodium.

Carb Countdown 2% instead of cream:
Per Serving (12 servings): 237 Calories; 18g Fat (60.2% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 18g Carbohydrate; 9g Dietary Fiber; 11mg Cholesterol; 178mg Sodium.
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CarolynF's Chocolate-Coconut-Nut Protein Bars
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1 square unsweetened chocolate OR one envelope Choco-bake
2 Tbs. butter OR 2 Tbs. coconut oil
2 Tbs. cream, half-and-half, CC, or regular milk
3 to 4 Tbs. Splenda or 6 pkts of Splenda
1 cup Chocolate Whey Protein Powder
1 cup chopped nuts, any kind
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut (may be omitted)
2-3 Tbs. SF Davinci flavor of choice
3 to 4 Tbs. flaxseed meal for the topping (sweeten w/Splenda)

Melt chocolate/butter or oil in microwave very gently. You don't want the chocolate to burn. Add the Splenda and cream/milk and stir well. Then add the protein powder, nuts, coconut and stir well. It will be stiff. Add the Davinci's and stir well. Taste mixture, and if it is not sweet enough, add more sweetner.

In either a bread pan OR an 8 x 8 pan that has been lined with plastic wrap, spread out the mixture and pat until even. Sprinkle some flaxseed meal, with or without splenda, on the top. Press it down slightly so it will stick to the bars. Cover the top of the bars with plastic wrap and chill.

Makes 6 bars.

Note: Cut a bar into several small pieces for "healthy candy."

Approximate counts per bar: Cals 300, Carbs 5g to 6g, Protein 15g. grams of protein.
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Jswalker's Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
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1/2 cup flaxseed meal
1/4 cup oatmeal
1 cup almond flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup Whey Low (sugar substitute of my choice)
1/4 cup Splenda brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar free mini chocolate chips
2 tablespoons vanilla (LOVE vanilla)
1/2 stick butter, soft
5 tablespoons peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350'. Mix dry ingredients. Blend in vanilla, butter, and peanut butter. Spread in 9x9" pan (I lined the bottom of the pan with aluminum foil, didn't have parchment paper.) Bake for 30 minutes.

Makes 24 bars.
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Tried CarolynF's Granola Bars...they seem brittle, not very easy to take places.

Does this mean I didn't add enough milk to them?

They do taste good though.
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:27 PM   #8
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Hi..Did you add the PolyD? I think that makes them stick together. That was an old recipe, and I think I remember that you did have to add enough milk to make them
stick together nicely before you baked them.
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No, I don't have any and it said it was optional. They taste good so I will try them again using more milk. I also think I baked them too long, trying for crunchy bars.

I checked out the Internet and I see other homemade granola bar recipes have this problem too. The ones that don't crumble use more liquid like Corn Syrup, or honey which I obviously don't want to use.

So I'll try more milk and then for the third try I'll add some Peanut Butter and I won't bake them as long. And I'll wait longer to cut them.

THANKS for responding. I'll update once I've mad them again.
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Polyd acts like corn syrup, but I don't use it anymore..(tummy concerns). You could always add some peanut butter or more regular butter...as you said.
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Polyd acts like corn syrup, but I don't use it anymore..(tummy concerns). You could always add some peanut butter or more regular butter...as you said.
AH. I will do that. I'm still eating them...it will take a while. Then I'll try them with more milk and poss the peanut butter. Thanks again for responding...I am in awe that the recipe creator is responding to my trouble with the recipe. :blush:
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