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Anyone know of a good brand of soy- and gluten-free granola/breakfast bars?  I'm just now realizing that I think soy (including soy lecithin) is making me sick, so I'm trying to eliminate it from my diet.  Unfortunately, the breakfast/granola bars that I always grab to eat when I'm out and about all seem to have soy lecithin in them.  Any recommendations?

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i have a soy problem as well - i make my own bars, but i also can't do oats..  so it's chex to the rescue!  and nuts and usually craisins and some 'enjoy life' chocolate chips <no soy or soy lecithin yay :)  there are some good (easy) recipes on the interwebs.  i just wing it.  you can use corn syrup, honey, molasses, corn syrup, maple syrup, etc to make the 'glue' - sometimes i will mix peanut butter into it, sometimes apple sauce or apple butter.  it depends on what you like :)

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If you want store-bought ones, try Picky Bars, Lara Bars or Bonk Breaker bars. 

 

If you want good recipes, try ohsheglows.com under Recipes/Breakfast. Most are simple, and if you keep the ingredients on hand, are easy to make. 

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Most KIND bars have soy, unfortunately. I'm also a soy-free person, so finding the illusive soy-lectin free chocolate in things is a killer. Lara bars are good. GoMacro bars are really good if you need a lot of energy (most are gluten-free/soy free, but not all, so check). But those are date based. If you want granola, Main Street Bakery makes pretty good ones. I found a brand in Ontario called Taste of Nature that's pretty good. Not sure about the US, but go to your local health food/bulk food/good grocery store and check all the labels.

 

Damn soy! I feel your pain.

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http://www.elanaspantry.com/breakfast-bars/

 

 

If you want to make some - these are delicious.  I cut them, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze in a freezer bag.  They thaw pretty quick and are still yummy!

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Enjoy Life Baked Chewy Bars are my favorite for flavor even before you get into the other reasons why someone might choose them. They are my go-to bar to carry with me when I leave the house.

  • No Artificial Ingredients
  • Non-GMO Ingredients
  • Low Fat
  • Certified Gluten-Free
  • cRc Pareve
  • Free of the 8 Common Allergens
  • Vegan

http://www.enjoylifefoods.com/chewy-bars/

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Enjoy Life Baked Chewy Bars are my favorite for flavor even before you get into the other reasons why someone might choose them. They are my go-to bar to carry with me when I leave the house.

  • No Artificial Ingredients
  • Non-GMO Ingredients
  • Low Fat
  • Certified Gluten-Free
  • cRc Pareve
  • Free of the 8 Common Allergens
  • Vegan

http://www.enjoylifefoods.com/chewy-bars/

 

Their Smores bars are so addicting!!!  

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I can't do soy either and I make these:

 

Giant Granola Oatmeal Cookies

 

Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Makes 12.

 

Dry Ingredients:

2 cups Certified Gluten Free Quick Cooking Oats (Bob's Red Mill, for example)

1 cup Almond or coconut Flour

1/3 cup Organic Coconut Palm Sugar (or you can use Light Brown Sugar)

1/4 cup Quinoa Flakes

1/4 cup Ground Flax seed meal (or Chia Seeds )

2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon

3/4 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt

1 cup Dried Fruit of choice: pick one --or use a combination to equal 1 cup Raisins, Golden Raisins, (SunMaid) or Dried cranberries (Craisins are gluten-free), Dried apples, apricots, cherries, pineapple, mango, etc.

1/2 cup Seeds or Nuts of choice – pick one or use a combination to equal 1/2 cup (Pepitas, Sunflower Seeds, Chopped Pistachios, walnuts, Cashews, Macadamia Nuts, Pecans, etc) ..

1/4 cup Chocolate Chips (I use Enjoy life Brand in my baking but Hershey Toll House chips are gluten-free)

 

Wet ingredients:

1 egg, beaten

2/3 cup Cold-Pressed Unrefined Coconut Oil or Canola Oil

1/2 cup Grade B Maple Syrup

1 TBSLP. Vanilla

 

Directions:

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  

  2. Pam spray 2 muffin top pans with regular PAM (not Baking PAM—it has wheat in it).

     

3.  Sift together in large bowl: all dry ingredients.

4.  Make small well in center of dry mixture.  Add: beaten egg , oil, maple syrup, and vanilla.

5.  Squish/mix together with hands.  Press into prepared muffin pans. I wet my hands to squish them a bit to form big “breakfast cookies”.

 

I use these pans:

 

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/chicago-metallic-the-original-muffin-top-pan/1013145911

 

6.  Bake for about 11-14 minutes, or until edges look slightly golden. Center will look a bit undone.

7. Let pans sit for at least 30 minutes on cooling rack before removing cookies from the tins.

8. Cookies store well and they freeze well, too.! I eat one for breakfast on the run .

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Thank you so much everyone!!  I'm excited to try some of the suggestions.

 

I found a Kind bar that's soy free (Oats & Honey) which I absolutely LOVE.  I need to figure out how to make it on my own, although it's not too expensive.  $2.49 for a box of 5 at Walmart.

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Irish, that recipe looks great! :)

 

And they are a hit even with the WEs. :) I got my mom making them. And they freeze well. (but none ever make it to the freezer....)

Hope you like them! Just watch them around 8 mins...oven temps may vary on the time to cook.

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For pre-bought bars, I second (or third?) the Enjoy Life ones. If sulfites bother you, these seem much better than most other fruit/nut/breakfast bars in that regard. They are tiny, though - perfect for kids, but it would take two to satisfy an adult.

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