Ask and ye shall receive. Well, if you’re my sister-in-law–who e-mailed me a couple of weeks ago with a plea for help. She needed a granola bar recipe that was gluten-free, nut-free, and dairy-free to go to a nut-free school with her daughters and accommodate her daughters’ food sensitivities. (Clearly, any recipe I come up with will be grain-free too.) Oh, and her kids don’t like dates or raisins. Did I have anything that would work? Erm.
So, I set to work and came up with this recipe. Given how quickly each iteration of this recipe was devoured, they’re obviously kid-approved. Inspiration comes from many places for me (pleas for help being one of them). I’ve actually had many requests for more nut-free treats like these, either for those of you with nut allergies or for those of you with kids who go to nut-free school or classrooms. So, it’s good to get the occasional motivation to create something new like this. And, while I can’t develop brand new recipes for every special request, I guess if you’re related to me, you can go ahead and make elaborate recipe requests. 😉
If you want to change up the flavors here, you could use your favorite dried fruit or add some fun spices. But, I do have to warn you that my husband used the P-word to describe these (Perfect).
I cut these into 16 squares. If you want to cut into rectangles to be more granola-bar like, it would make about 10.