Oatmeal Bars On-The-Go

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Oct. 30, 2012

These oatmeal bars are different from the brand name bars you'll find in the stores. They are essentially oatmeal in bar form, but they are equally delicious. Just prepare a batch and keep them in the fridge for several days. All you have to do as you're heading out for the day is grab a few bars for you and your kids and you're set. For all of you "on-the-go" moms, this bar's for you.

Ingredients

Oats 2 Cup (32 tbs) (old fashioned)
Whole wheat flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Cinnamon 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Pinch
Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
Milk 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) (any kind of milk rice, almond, soy, cows)
Agave 3 Tablespoon
Applesauce 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Eggs 1 Large
Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
Dried fruit 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) (cranberries, raisins, blueberries, and/or cherries)
Nuts 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (walnuts, sunflower seeds, and/or pepitas)

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

MAKING

2. Place the first 5 dry ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.

3. Mix the milk, applesauce, egg, agave, and vanilla in a separate bowl.

4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, stir to combine and then stir in the dried fruits and nuts.

5. Pour the oatmeal mixture into a buttered or greased 7 x 11 inch baking dish.

6. Bake for 30 minutes or until thickened and golden.

7. Cool, cut into squares.

SERVING

8. Serve with milk as breakfast.

TIPS

- Allow to cool, cut into squares and place in a ziploc bag to freeze up to 4 months. When ready, allow to defrost in fridge for 24-48 hours.

- Refrigerating the bars will make them last up to 5 days.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 18

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 141Calories from Fat 40

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.2%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 72 mg3%

Total Carbohydrates 23 g7.7%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet