For all of you out there who are not afraid of oats, have I got a doozy for you. I bought some of my friend's granola bars hoping for something palatable with a little bit of flavor. What I got was something totally delicious with great texture and a ton of flavor. The Triple Berry flavor of Scott's Loaded Granola Bars are soft and chewy and loaded with yummy things like pistachios, flax seeds, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, quinoa, organic oats and steel cut oats, brown sugar, and about fifty other ingredients that it would take me too long to write about. They are also wheat-free and dairy-free.
Scott and Tawna wanted to offer something to their friends at the farmer's market who were allergic to wheat. These oats are not technically gluten-free oats, because the pure oats are very expensive. But if you are okay with eating regular oats and don't have any problems with them, these bars are for you. They are sweetened with honey and maple syrup, not barley malt. (Hooray! We all know how I feel about barley malt...) They also use coconut oil instead of butter to make them dairy-free. And the kicker is using buckwheat and quinoa instead of wheat germ. Now that's creativity in the kitchen!
With 242 calories, these are the perfect midday snack. For maybe, 3:00 when the kids come home and dump their entire backpacks on the kitchen table? Oh, did I just say that out loud? Scott's website has a bunch of different flavor offerings that sound super yummy for anyone, but the only flavor that is safe for gluten-free eating is the Triple Berry flavor. And for orders over $20 you get free shipping anywhere in the United States. The bars cost $1.75 for one, a three pack is $5, and a twelve pack is $20.