My daughter, Jazlyn, is anaphylactic to egg, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts. When she was first diagnosed, I found it very difficult to find recipes and foods that didn't taste like "allergy" food. Over the last 15 years I have had a lot of fun developing and changing recipes so that they are safe for her. I love to share my recipes so that other families can realize how yummy "allergy" foods can taste. You don't have to sacrifice taste or your favorite foods, you just have to rethink how to make them. I made a promise to Jazzy that I would do my very best to find a way for her to eat any food she wants to try. So far I have been able to keep that promise. I hope your family enjoys these recipes as much as we do.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Sunbutter Banana Oatmeal Bars

These delicious banana flavored bars are a cross between a granola bar and baked oatmeal. We loved them plain and with chocolate syrup stirred in. It's wonderful when you can get two different flavors in the same batch.

Sunbutter Banana Oatmeal Bars

1/2 cup Sunbutter
3 tbsp honey, corn syrup or maple syrup
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 1/2 cups oats
1 cup Rice Krispies or additional oats

Microwave the Sunbutter and honey for 1 minute then stir until smooth. Stir in the mashed bananas. Add the oats and Rice Krispies then stir until thoroughly combined. Press the mixture firmly and evenly into a parchment paper lined 8x8 baking dish. Bake at 325 for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Cool completely before cutting into bars or squares.
* If desired, you can add 1/3 cup chocolate syrup to the mixture. You can also press 1/2 of the mixture into 1/2 of the baking dish, mix 3 tbsp chocolate syrup with the remaining mixture then press that mixture into the other 1/2 of the baking dish to make two varieties at once.

Shared with Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Tasty Tuesdays, Crazy Sweet Tuesday, Trick or Treat Tuesday, Totally Tasty Tuesdays, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tuesdays at the Table, Tuesday Talent Show, Allergy Free Wednesday, Delicious Dishes, What's Cooking Wednesday, Whole Foods Wednesday, Gluten Free Wednesdays, Fantastic Thursday, Full Plate Thursday, It's a Keeper Thursday, Tastetastic Thursday, Creative Thursday, Fit and Fabulous Fridays, Food on Fridays, Weekend Potluck, Sweet Tooth FridayAllergy Friendly FridayFood on Fridays, Check Me Out Saturday, Seasonal Inspiration, Sweet Saturday, Think Pink Sundays, Sunday Round Up, Church Supper, Southern SundaysScrumptious Sundays, Sundays Best, My Meatlesss Mondays, Melt in Your Mouth Monday, Just Another Meatless Monday, Mangia Mondays, Makin' You Crave Monday, Mop it up Monday, and Mealtime Monday.


  1. Yum, these sound so good. I just discovered sun butter and love it so much!

  2. this is great. I found it via the It's Keeper link up. I have linked in a beef dish. Have a super day.

  3. Wow, that sounds so healthy and filling--thanks for linking this to Food on Fridays!

  4. Allergic to bananas. Do you think they could be subbed? But with what? Seems there is too much of it to leave it out. Thanks!

  5. Interesting. I have never tried sunbutter. What is it and where do you get it? Otherwise, looks yummy. Coming to you from the blog hop. :)

  6. Sunbutter is a peanut butter substitute made from sunflower seeds instead of peanuts. You can use peanut butter if you would like. You can get the Sunbutter at some grocery and health food stores, but I find it cheaper on Amazon. It comes in many varieties, but we like the Subutter creamy with the red lid.

  7. Michele - you can try and leave out the bananas and use a little less of the oats and Rice Krispies. You could also try substituting it with another mashed fruit or applesauce.

  8. These look yummy! I've never tried sunbutter before. Thanks for sharing on Southern Sundays! Hope to see you again soon.

  9. These sound like a great and delicious snack!!! I love the banana in it!!!

  10. Congratulations!
    You are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

  11. Those look great! Thanks so much for linking up at Mealtime Monday! Can’t wait to see what you like up tomorrow night!


  12. Lori,
    So glad the other Michele asked about the sunbutter because I wanted to know too :) These sound delicious and I can't wait to try the recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great week.


  13. This week on Food on Friday, we are collecting ideas for using bananas. Would you be happy to link this in? Here is the link .

  14. Thanks for linking this in. Good to have dairy and egg free alternatives. Cheers