Recipe For A Simple Life

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Breakfast Bars

The following recipe comes from my friend, Emily.  I love that you can customize it to your tastes.  I don’t care for fruit, but I’ll add lots of nuts, and maybe some chocolate lol  Emily is a mom to two little girls and loves to bake.  I know I’ll have more of her recipes in the future 😀 

I always wanted a GOOD but healthy breakfast bar, so I developed my own recipe. This recipe is very easy to customize and change for everyone’s/anyone’s preferences. It looks difficult because there are so many ingredients, but that’s why they are packed with so much goodness. They taste good enough to be cookies, but at least you are getting some healthy stuff with it. I keep them around for cookie cravings.

 

1st Mix the following:

1c. Crisco/Margarine/Butter (Whichever you want, I soften the butter)

1c. Splenda/Sugar (You could probably use less)

2Tbs. Honey

2nd Mix the following in a seperate bowl- THEN add to the first bowl:

1c. Applesauce

1tsp Vanilla

1 Egg

2 Egg Whites

3rd Mix the following in a seperate bowl- THEN add to the above mixture:

2c. Flour

2tsp Baking Soda

2tsp Cinnamon

1tsp Salt

1 1/2 c. Instant Oats

1 Box Granola Cereal (I usually buy Cascadian Farm: Fruit and Nut Granola 13.5 oz)

–If you want to add fiber powder: I use benefiber and add about 1/2c.

–If you want added potassium, there is a salt substitute called “Nu Salt” that is potassium cholride. I add 1Tbs.

–You can also add ground flax for more fiber and omegas. I add about 2/3c.

The Extras- Add any/all of the following to your taste (Possibilites are endless):

1c. Dried Apples (or chopped fresh apples)

1c. Craisins/ Raisins/ Cranberries

1 Banana (pre-mash it)

Peanuts/Almonds/Pecans/Cashews

Blueberries/Strawberries/Rhubarb (If using frozen fruit, wash it in warm water and drain well before adding)

Pour (or plop!) it onto a sprayed cookie sheet, and spread to cover. This recipe will cover 2 sheets 13×9. I put wax paper over it and press it to spread it.

Bake at 375* for 15min.

Use a pizza cutter to cut once cooled, and store in airtight container. I plastic wrap mine individually and freeze some.

ENJOY!

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