Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

I've wanted to try something like this for a while, so found a basic recipe, and of course tweaked it to my likin' :-) Mike likes to have breakfast he can take out the door with him in the morning and these are great and healthy!

Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
3 c. quick oats
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. flax seed (I ground it in my coffee grinder first)
1/2 c. raw honey
2 tsp. blackstrap molasses
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 c. milk
*any sort of fruit or nuts you prefer*
I made this batch with raisins and blueberries, but one could also use diced apples, peaches, strawberries, bananas, almonds, pecans, etc. etc. Many yummy possibilities here! (Ooh, maybe even chocolate!) :-)

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add fruit to dry mixture and stir. In a separate bowl mix honey, molasses, butter and eggs. Add to dry mixture. Add milk and stir until blended. Spread into a greased 9x13 baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for approx. 25 minutes. Let cool, cut into bars. Store in airtight container.


Adelia said...

Um, YUM! This is great, Rachel! Definitely on the 'to try' list!

Nicole said...

Did you use fresh berries? Would you have to eat them fairly soon, like within a day or two of making them?
They look great :)

Claire said...

Oh YUM! I am so making these next week! :-)


Rachel said...


Nicole, I used frozen blueberries. They should keep for a few days in an airtight container, or you could put them in the fridge to last a bit longer. The recipe can be halved as well. :-)

Erin said...

I am printing this recipe off NOW!

Jessica Morris said...

mmm! when our oven is working I'll have to try this!!

Have you tried breakfast burritos before? I have a recipe on my recipe blog that we really enjoy - they're an easy thing to grab in the morning. We keep them in the freezer and then microwave them in the mornings. Easy and healthy and yummy!