January 25, 2011

Oatmeal Bars

These are a new favorite breakfast around here.  They're easy and can be made from ingredients I can buy at Wal-Mart!

Oatmeal Bars:

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water  (original recipe calls for milk)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil         
  • 3 cups rolled oats
    • 2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 cup ground flax or other flour

1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped or grated apple
  • Use 1c honey and omit the sugar.
  • Use applesauce in place of oil for low-fat option.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Pour into a 9x13 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. (Mine do best when they get to cool for 10 minutes or so.) Cut into squares.

*These are not firm like a granola bar, though the second day they could be eaten on the go.  My kids cut them into bites or just lean over their plate!  They clear almost the entire 9x13 in one breakfast.


AKmamaOf6 said...

Great post, Melissa. I'm trying to get out from under cereal every day like I grew up with and a way to use the milk and eggs and tons of oats we have now. I'm sure my kids will approve. :) When you say flax, do you mean flax seeds ground up? Thanks.

Melissa said...

Hey Anna! Yes on the ground flax. I buy the seeds and grind them with my coffee grinder, well, now it's just a flax grinder b/c I got tired of sharing between the two!

giozi said...

Is taste good? :D
I have to try it :)
but I'm not a good cooker :(