i heart Cascadian Farm

Now that the most ridiculous weekend ever is almost over, and we have gotten past the heat wave, it may time to turn my oven on again. I have a huge mental list of things I would like to make and post.

For right now, I just wanted to say that the only thing that got us through the weekend were the vanilla and chocolate chip granola bars from Cascadian Farm. If I remember correctly they are not milk- or soy-free, but they are the first granola bar I have found that is peanut and nut free, and not processed in a facility or on equipment that is also available at a regular grocery store and tastes good! They were so good I went back and bought six more boxes.



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Wheat-Free Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

This is just based on the oatmeal cookie recipe that comes on the oatmeal box. I just made it vegan, used a non-wheat flour, and used cranberries instead of raisins.

  • 1 1/2 c applesauce
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1/3 c granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c Oat Bran Flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 3 c dry oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 c dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl combine Oat Bran Flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and Xanthan Gum and set aside. In a large bowl combine applesauce, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla and mix well. Add flour mixture to the large bowl and mix well. Stir in Oatmeal and cranberries. Transfer to a greased 9 x 13 pan and bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until firm.

After these cooled, I cut them into ~12 large squares and bagged them for a healthy grab-and-go breakfast :)