Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Oatmeal Raisin Bars

These oatmeal bars are a favorite in my house. I usually make one and a half batches and bake it in a 11x16 sided cookie pan. There is sugar in this recipe, but no oil or eggs. I usually keep my hands off and leave this snack to the kids.

This is the recipe for one batch...but you may want to make more!

    2 cups rolled oats
    3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    1/2 cup of wheat germ
    1 cup wheat flour
    3/4 cup raisins (or chocolate chips, or.....)
    3/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup light agave nectar
    1 cup of no sugar added applesauce
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9x13 baking pan or use parchment paper.

In large mixing bowl  (or mixer) combine all dry ingredients (even the raisins). Add wet ingredients and continue mixing until well blended. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly with a spatula.

Bake 30-35 minutes until it begins to turn golden on the edges..don't over cook. Cool for five minutes then cut the squares while still warm. Store in an air tight container.

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