Monday, March 22, 2010

Amish Breakfast Bars

I got this recipe from a friend. It is a great alternative for breakfast on the go or to replace expensive granola bars. They are not very sweet but the health benefits are worth less sugars and fats.

Amish Recipe Bars

1 cup whole wheat flour
2 and 1/2 c. whole oats
3 Tbsp. raw sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
3 Tbsp. raw sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 banana's mashed
1 egg
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup milk
3 Tbsp. oil
4 cup raisins/walnuts...I used, 1 c. raisins, 1 cup dates and 2 cups walnuts.

Mix all ingredients (adjust to taste; you can add 1/2 tsp. salt if desired).
Drop approximately 1/4 cup full of mix per bar onto greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

I think, I'm going to try using craisins instead of dates and add a teaspoon of cinnamon, to my next batch. I love, tweaking recipes to suit our taste!
Hmmm...maybe even pineapple. What do you think?

p.s. I used cinnamon and now add it to every batch.



Margie said...

gonna try these!! after my kitchen gets in order...

Pat said...

What do I think...I think I need to make these! I love having something easy to grab for breakfast and this would fill the bill!

Mrs. Mac said...

Ok ... I'm shopping tomorrow and going to try these bars. Laura Ann is always in need of a quick snack as an on the go college student in need of some protein to help her through the day. The nuts and oats will help keep her hunger pangs at bay:)

Anonymous said...

Oh thanks, I am going to try these this weekend :)