In honor of National Granola Bar Day on January 21, Zestfull is sharing a roundup of our favorite nut-free granola bars, both homemade and store bought.
If you have food allergies, finding nut free snacks, granola bars and protein bars can be a challenge. However, you would be surprised at how easy they are to make from scratch!
Nut-Free Granola Bars are a healthy, fun snack to make with your kids
Making granola bars from scratch can be an easy introduction to getting your kids involved in the kitchen. For instance, many recipes involve a mixing bowl, spatula and a few ingredients that you may already have in your pantry. In addition, you can have fun experimenting with different flavor combinations to keep things interesting!
Granola Bars make a great on the go allergy-friendly snack
Sometimes you need food that you can grab-n-go! For example, granola bars are convenient to pack in your kids school lunchboxes or to throw into your purse. They satisfy cravings, while at the same time, keep everyone from getting “hangry”.
Most importantly, you never know when hunger will strike and it’s important to have safe, allergy friendly options ready.
Granola Bars are freezer friendly
If you take the time to make your own granola bars from scratch why not make extra and freeze some bars enjoy later? Check out how to freeze your homemade granola bars here. They will usually keep in the fridge for a week and up to three months in the freezer.
Nut-Free Granola Bar Recipes (Homemade)
Gluten-free granola bars are nut-free too, these aren’t just for kids. They are no-bake, vegan and are made with sunflower seed butter.Texanerin Baking
Nut-Free Granola Bars (Store Bought)
Lastly, if you run out of time or just don’t want to make your own, here are a few favorites we turn to for convenience and taste.
My kids love “MadeGood” granola bars. They are packed with flavor, veggies and are a safe snack for many dietary requirements. We love to enjoy them with our family and friends.Shahla
“Don’t Go Nuts white water chomp bars make the inner child in me do a happy dance! They are the perfect size for a quick pick me up.”Kortney
tools to make the best granola bars
Kortney is your typical atopic triad! She manages asthma, eczema, environmental and food allergies. Kortney is a co-creator of the online community Allergy Travels and co-host of The Itch Podcast. She wants to spread joy in a community that can easily see the hard side of life with atopic disease and believes that you can have a full life with food allergies, it may just be lived a little differently!