52 weeks of good health....

every week I will share with you a tip to improve your eating habits or lifestyle to help you reach maximum energy levels and increase overall physical and emotional health.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Recipe of the Week

For those of you complaining that you still can't make time for breakfast...these bars leave you with no excuses!

Oatmeal On-the-Go Bars (Makes 18 Bars)

  • 2 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 Cup Milk (any kind of milk — rice, almond, soy, cow’s — will work)
  • 3 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup ripe, pureed banana
  • 1/2 Cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 3/4 Cup Dried Fruit (Cranberries, Raisins, Blueberries, and/or Cherries)
  • 1/2 Cup Nuts (Walnuts, Sunflower Seeds, and/or Sesame Seeds)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
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 and serve.

*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.

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