Saturday, July 30, 2011

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

We need a few new breakfast ideas around here. I make breakfast pretty much every morning, mostly for selfish reasons. I am a big breakfast type gal. It just makes me feel good to feed myself well in the morning and with good whole grains and produce, I don't need to really eat a meal again until dinner. I usually eat some light fruit for lunch with a little nuts for protein but my hearty breakfast ties me over other than that. That is just how my body likes to work. But, I am tired of the usuals so I've been reaching out to some of my favorite blogs for help. I love the "Grain Crazy" blog , which you can access on my favorites list and she had these great little oatmeal breakfast bars listed. I made them up and gobbled them down with a side of fresh, organic blueberries from Costco. They are even better the next day. Thanks, Grain Crazy lady!


1 C Oatmeal
1 1/2 C boiling water
1/3 C coconut oil 
2/3 C honey
2 eggs
1 1/2 C whole grain flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 C shredded coconut
1 small apple grated
Directions: Serves 12 or more

1. In a sauce pan boil water. Take off the heat pour in the oatmeal and let it sit for 15 min.

2. Cream oil, honey, and egg. Then add the oatmeal,flour, soda, cinnamon, salt, coconut and apple. Don't over mix.

3. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 325 for 20 to 25 min., or till done. (I used a square muffin pan and cooked them for about 16 minutes)

***To make these even healthier, soak the oatmeal and water overnight with a T. of lemon juice or kefir then add it right to the recipe in the morning skipping the boiling water part. I used my sprouted spelt and barley flour as well. I was out of coconut so I made it without and it was delicious as well. 

A special thanks to these ladies for their contribution to these great little breakfast bars. Couldn't have done it without you!


RPH said...

YUM!!! Thanks so much for sharing this. We are going to try it soon. I make breakfast every day too. Always a big and healthy meal, my friends up here think its "so old fashion"!

RPH said...

ps - how are you doing, my friend? Ready for school to start? For the summer heat to be over? I would love to hear from you! We should talk soon. Love to you!

Alisha and Josh said...

Awesome- so excited to try something new. thanks for the post!

GrainCrazy said...

Thanks for sharing these. I loved these. Oatmeal is so wonderful! :)

Carlie said...

Just made these in muffin form and they were gobbled up! I will certainly make them again.

And the special thanks to the chickens for their contribution made me laugh :0

kami said...

These were delish! I made them gluten free, subbed butter, and left out the apple and coconut. We gobbled them up and will definitely make them again!