Spiced Apple Granola Bars (gluten free, no added sugar)

You remember that whole apple and peanut butter craze? If you liked that then you will love these. Don’t fret, if you are not a nut butter fan (my hubby isn’t) then I’m pretty sure you should try these too. Think apple, cinnamon, cloves, almonds, pumpkin seeds, crunchy sesame seeds and a sweet apple undertone.

This week we had the scary job of emptying the freezer. By that I mean fitting the contents of my giant “I could fit 5 people lying down lengthways” sized freezer into a smaller “I could fit 5 pre-schoolers lying down lengthways” sized freezer. It was almost like Christmas – finding food that I half knew was there but hadn’t been able to find. To help it all fit I kep t a couple of tubs of stewed apple out. I’ve then had to fight Miss K to have any left for cooking purposes.

Cooked apple or apple puree is a wonderful way to add sweetness to cooking without the need for sugar. It reduces the need for butter too. This week a new attachment for my Kenwood Chef also arrived – spice/nut/coffee grinders. So I decided to go for a nutty, apple take for our snacks this week. Boy am I glad I did. 

This bar is gluten free, wheat free, dairy free and there is no sugar added to it. WINNER.

Dietitian UK:  Spiced Apple Granola Bars

They are perfect for that mid-afternoon pick me up. With a cuppa if you are a tea-a-holic like me.

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Spiced Apple Granola Bars
Yields 12
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
129 calories
12 g
0 g
8 g
5 g
1 g
33 g
32 g
2 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
33g
Yields
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129
Calories from Fat 64
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
12%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 32mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 12g
4%
Dietary Fiber 3g
13%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
4%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 100g apple puree
  2. 50g ground almonds
  3. 50g ground pumpkin seeds
  4. 100g gluten free oats
  5. 75g peanut butter
  6. 25g sesame seeds
  7. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  8. 1/4 tsp ground cloves
Instructions
  1. Grind up the pumpkin seeds and almonds (or use ground almonds).
  2. Simple pop all the ingredients in a bowl and mix by hand or use a stand mixer.
  3. Spread into a baking tray, to about 1/2 inch thickness.
  4. Bake at Gas Mark 5 for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Cut into squares whilst it is warm and leave to cool in the baking tray.
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calories
129
fat
8g
protein
5g
carbs
12g
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Dietitian UK http://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/
A certain small boy is loving these, I’ve had to hide them from him. Teaching him to sign “More” was a big mistake!

PS – do you like his hat? Cute isn’t it.

Dietitian UK: J-boy enjoys Spiced Apple Granola Bars

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