Healthy & nutritious, Top 8 Free, homemade granola bars. 

Homemade granola bar, loaded with only good stuff. Top 8 free!

(this post has been updated with more recent photos)

Say goodbye to boxed granola bars! These delicious, no-bake, Vegan and Allergy-free bars will have your kids begging for more and you won't feel guilty for saying "yes".

These bars were inspired by the 'not-so-healthy", "not-so-allergy-friendly" bars on the market today.  I cannot tell you how many times I've just stood and stared at the rows and rows of bars in the grocery aisle.  Have you ever done that?  It can be overwhelming just looking at all the choices but then take into consideration trying to find ones that are allergy-safe, and that's a whole nother level of stress. There have been a few times when I thought "this is it, I think I found a bar that is healthy", but then read through the ingredients only to see that it contains 1 or more of our allergens. 

Because of this, there aren't very many bars that I can safely recommend, so I decided to make my own homemade granola bar.  This recipe is by far our favorite and since they never last long, so be sure to make an extra batch! I call it our "Go Go Granola Bar" because it's perfect for moms, dads and kids on the go, and they go rather quickly :). It's also perfect for those of us who want a healthy bar, filled with real food, good fats, protein and none of the Top 8 allergens! 

Blueberry pancakes

Most Saturdays our family is rushing out of the house and heading to the gym, but last night our two oldest children had friends spend the night so we got to take this morning a little more slowly.  And of course, being the type of person I am, I just couldn't let them have cereal for breakfast.  So I brought out my own cookbook/journal (basically where I place all the recipes that I came up with that were successful) and all the ingredients to make our favorite pancakes ever!  And I mean EVER!