Breakfast Treats With Whole Grain Energy Bars

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Dec. 25, 2008

Camilla Saulsbury demonstrates how to make a quick, easy, delicious and healthy whole-grain energy bar.

Ingredients

Cashew butter 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Brown rice syrup 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Ground ginger 3/4 Teaspoon
Toasted sesame oil 1 Teaspoon
Puffed whole grain cereals 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Cashew 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Ground flaxseed 3 Tablespoon
Dates 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , chopped
Honey 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Apricots 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , chopped

Directions

Preheat oven at 350 degrees.

Mix nut butter and sweet syrup, put the mixture in a pan and heat on stove over medium heat until it is melted and bubbly. It takes a minute or two for this.

Line a non-stick baking pan with a long sheet of aluminum foil and spray the foil with a non-stick cooking spray.

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.

Remove the syrup mixture from the stove and add ginger and sesame oil to it. Pour it over cereal mixture. Mix it with a wooden spoon or a spatula.

Pour the mixture in the lined baking pan.

Place another aluminum foil over the mixture and press it firmly.You can use a wax paper either.

Once done remove from the foil in the baking pan. Place it on a cutting board and cut with a kitchen knife into bars.

Note :

For the sweet syrup you can use all maple or all brown rice syrup.

For the cereals you can use a variety of cereals including kashi.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 986Calories from Fat 149

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.2%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 65 mg2.71%

Total Carbohydrates 186 g62%

Dietary Fiber 14 g56%

Sugars 32 g

Protein 32 g64%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet