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Old 09-03-2012, 07:34 AM   #1
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I am looking for recipes for nutrigrain bars, granola bars, cookies and muffins that are on the healthier side.No nuts but can use creamy peanut butter, no figs or dates.Receipes please!

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http://www.theleangreenbean.com/home...trigrain-bars/ We found these a little dry so you might want to add a little oil. Its more work then the "nutri grain" bar recipes that look like oatmeal bars, but they are truly encased bars.

These are also excellent http://www.theleangreenbean.com/blac...-oatmeal-bars/ For these I subbed most of the butter with apple sauce (made it rise so 2nd time I used more filling and split the dough evenly top and bottom). Also used Whole wheat flour in place of white and did not use the whole cup of sugar. I kind of measured the sugar- I used a measuring cup but I didn't fill it and I didn't pack it. I'd say probably 3/4 of a cup. Could probably still go down to 1/2 with the extra jam. You can use any- we happened to have homemade blackberry so that is what we used.

Granolaish bars http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recip...ts/smart-bars/ these are seriously good. Make sure you press them firmly into the pan or they will fall apart when you pick them up. Same with the sugar on this- 1 cup is seriously sweet. So I just do the same I do for the blackberry bars. This is a basic bar you can add anything you want to it. Our favorite is raisins and cranberries. You could add peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, other dried fruits- dried cherries would be really good.

These are on my list to try but we haven't yet http://backtothecuttingboard.com/des...-granola-bars/

We have tried several oatmeal applesauce cookie recipes that are healthy but they all seem to replace depth with sweetness. the kids like them but adults usually don't. This is quite good http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/201...sh-cookie-pie/ but it gets really soggy by the end of the second day so you want it eaten in the first day and half.

For muffin and sweet breads we usually just sub applesauce for oil and try to reduce the sugar in a normal recipe. This one is pretty goodhttp://www.joyofbaking.com/muffins/BerryCornmealMuffins.html .
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http://www.theleangreenbean.com/home...trigrain-bars/ We found these a little dry so you might want to add a little oil. Its more work then the "nutri grain" bar recipes that look like oatmeal bars, but they are truly encased bars.

These are also excellent http://www.theleangreenbean.com/blac...-oatmeal-bars/ For these I subbed most of the butter with apple sauce (made it rise so 2nd time I used more filling and split the dough evenly top and bottom). Also used Whole wheat flour in place of white and did not use the whole cup of sugar. I kind of measured the sugar- I used a measuring cup but I didn't fill it and I didn't pack it. I'd say probably 3/4 of a cup. Could probably still go down to 1/2 with the extra jam. You can use any- we happened to have homemade blackberry so that is what we used.

Granolaish bars http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recip...ts/smart-bars/ these are seriously good. Make sure you press them firmly into the pan or they will fall apart when you pick them up. Same with the sugar on this- 1 cup is seriously sweet. So I just do the same I do for the blackberry bars. This is a basic bar you can add anything you want to it. Our favorite is raisins and cranberries. You could add peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, other dried fruits- dried cherries would be really good.

These are on my list to try but we haven't yet http://backtothecuttingboard.com/des...-granola-bars/

We have tried several oatmeal applesauce cookie recipes that are healthy but they all seem to replace depth with sweetness. the kids like them but adults usually don't. This is quite good http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/201...sh-cookie-pie/ but it gets really soggy by the end of the second day so you want it eaten in the first day and half.

For muffin and sweet breads we usually just sub applesauce for oil and try to reduce the sugar in a normal recipe. This one is pretty goodhttp://www.joyofbaking.com/muffins/BerryCornmealMuffins.html .
Exactly what I wanted!Thank you!
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:30 PM   #4
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Re: Healthy junk:)

i just made this over the weekend:

http://www.familyhealthnaturally.com...ana-bread.html

oh my was it ever delicious! if you didn't want to do the soaking part, you could probably just cut out the yogurt, mix it all together at once and bake it. but it is really good

also attempted a chocolate chip cookie recipe over the weekend, using whole wheat flour and honey to sweeten. it was not worth posting here the search continues!
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Yeah, cookies are hard. I think they are better left as an occasional treat in their original recipe form. I have yet to have a great healthy cookie. I have made diabetic cookies using applesauce, but you can really only get a way with changing one ingrediant in a cookie- at least thats been my expeience. I cuently have a whole wheat sugar cookie recipe and a cinnamon chocolate chip that I think uses whole wheat too. But I am scared to make them because cookies just don't ever seem to turn out. DD can't have dairy either and we only make cookies she can eat- so if we're spending the extra money on soy margarine with enough veggie oil to make a good (normal texture) cookie (needs to be at least 70% veggie oil) and nut free/dairy free chocolate chips we're not wasting them on experiments. I keep hoping.
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Yeah, cookies are hard. I think they are better left as an occasional treat in their original recipe form. I have yet to have a great healthy cookie. I have made diabetic cookies using applesauce, but you can really only get a way with changing one ingrediant in a cookie- at least thats been my expeience. I cuently have a whole wheat sugar cookie recipe and a cinnamon chocolate chip that I think uses whole wheat too. But I am scared to make them because cookies just don't ever seem to turn out. DD can't have dairy either and we only make cookies she can eat- so if we're spending the extra money on soy margarine with enough veggie oil to make a good (normal texture) cookie (needs to be at least 70% veggie oil) and nut free/dairy free chocolate chips we're not wasting them on experiments. I keep hoping.
I guess the question is what makes a cookie healthy? Is it the lack of butter or is it not using white flour, or both? I have my own cookie recipe that uses soy flour and buckwheat flour instead of regular flour. It does call for a lot of butter (3 sticks, lol) but I have substituted with earth balance dairy free/soy free butter and they came out great. Other than that it calls for two eggs, coconut oil, and of course sugar. It makes about 40 BIG cookies (or 70 small cookies).

Maybe not a "healthy" cookie, but a "healthier" cookie?
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I guess the question is what makes a cookie healthy? Is it the lack of butter or is it not using white flour, or both? I have my own cookie recipe that uses soy flour and buckwheat flour instead of regular flour. It does call for a lot of butter (3 sticks, lol) but I have substituted with earth balance dairy free/soy free butter and they came out great. Other than that it calls for two eggs, coconut oil, and of course sugar. It makes about 40 BIG cookies (or 70 small cookies).

Maybe not a "healthy" cookie, but a "healthier" cookie?
lol- I guess that is kind of a personal thing. For me it would be lower fat, lower sugar. Preferably whole wheat. I wouldn't even look at a recipe that had 3 sticks of butter- we use Earth's Balance too- its like 78% veggie oil which makes cookies turn out like a regular butter cookie. We can't do coconut anything- dd's is allergic. I grew up with and cooked for a diabetic father who also had high blood pressure so I look at healthy from that view.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:48 AM   #8
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Re: Healthy junk:)

We used to make peanut butter cookies that were just:
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup natural pb
1/2 cup maple syrup

Bake at 350 for 10-13 minutes. Maple syrup is definitely not the healthiest thing in the world, but I thought that, for a cookie, these could be much worse!
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My favorite banana bread...not the healthiest maybe but I don't think it's too bad.

1/2 c butter melted
1 c sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1-2 c flour
1/2 c sour cream
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 whole bananas chopped
Almonds chopped, to your discretion

Add ingredients as listed, stirring in sugars and flours before moving on. Bake in grease 9x5 pan for 1 hour or muffin tins until golden brown. Eat!
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yay, keep them coming!
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