Thursday, December 03, 2009

Moist oatmeal breakfast bars

I made these for the first time this morning, and everyone who's tried it loves it. I guess it is possible to make something really healthy AND delicious!

This recipe has been adapted from an oatmeal fruit bar recipe from Sara Snow's Fresh Living book.

Ingredients:

2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1 stick of butter, melted
1 cup Turbinado (raw) sugar (granulated probably works fine, but may be sweeter)
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 t. vanilla extract
1 small apple, peeled and chopped
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups dried coconut
3 cups rolled oats

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking pan. In a medium-sized bowl, sift together flour, flaxseed, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla, and beat until smooth. Add dry ingredients and mix. Stir in fruit, nuts, coconut, and oats. Press mixture into pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the edges just begin browning. Let cool before cutting into bars.

1 comment:

Li-Wen said...

these were so yummy! the healthy aspect is just icing on the cake...