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Old 02-12-2003, 07:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My 10 month old DS had a "Gerber Graduates" cereal bar the other day and loved it. I would rather have him eat a homemade one instead but I don't have any recipes. Anyone have any? I would love to have some.
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Old 02-12-2003, 08:05 PM
 
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Amy,
I don't have a recipe, but my dd loves the Health Valley organic cereal bars. I'm not sure what's in the Gerber ones, but I would guess the Health Valley ones are a bit more nutritious.
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the closest thing to what you are looking for may be in homemade recipes for fig newtons (can't think of any offhand, but i've made 'em, so i know it can be had)- just sub some different fruit filling (i'd use dried and keep it close to the fig filling recipe- dried blueberries stretched with dried apples, etc.), use whole wheat etc. you'd just cut them differently.

in the meantime, i DO happen to be making granola bars, so here's a recipe:

http://cookie.allrecipes.com/az/chewygranolabars.asp

it's a good basic adaptable one- like i am using real maple syrup instead of sugar and honey, a flaxseed oil/ butter blend instead of butter, omitting choc chips (only because I have a banana/choc chip snack cake happening contemporaneously ).

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If you can get a hold of a copy of this cookbook, I do believe there is a recipe for fruit bars in there.

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I have a recipe for whole grain fig bars in my book Simply Natural Baby Food. Let me know if you want me to post it.

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I just got a new whole grain baking cookbook called Uprisings and they have a fruit bar recipe. I haven't tried it but it might be what you are looking for. It is wheat and dairy-free.

Fruit Bars

Crust:
Mix together:
7/8 cup butter or margarine (I recommend non-hydrogenated)
1 1/2 cups honey
Add and mix well:
3 cups oats
2 3/8 cups oat flour
Press 1/2 of mixture into oiled 8 x 8 pan.
Spread filling over crust and press remaining crust on top of filling.

Apricot/Peach filling:
3 cups dried apricots, soaked overnight
2 3/4 cup dried peaches, soaked overnight
1 tablespoon cinammon
Mix filling ingredients with electric mixture on low. (I would use a food processor personally).

Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes until golden.

Let me know how they turn out of you make them!

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If you don't have time to make cereal bars - I know I don't - the Wild Oats Fruit bars are pretty good and are made with juices not sugars. My ds loves them and so do I! If you have a Wild Oats near you go get some! I buy them by the case and get 10% off!

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