Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Soft Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

1 Tbs ground flax seed
3 Tbs water

2 2/3 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup carob chips
1/4 cup chopped dried turkish apricots (can substitute other dried fruit)
1/2 cup really good raisins
2/3 cup chopped pecans

2 medium bananas, mashed
1/4 cup safflower oil (or canola oil)
1/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup maple syrup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray.

Mix the 1 Tbs flax seed and water in a bowl and set aside for about a minute. Stir again just before mixing with other ingredients.

Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Mix the mashed bananas with oil, almond butter, maple syrup and the flax/water mixture. Stir well to mix in the almond butter. Add this wet mixture to the dry ingredients and stir well. Press the mixure in the baking dish. Bake about 20-25 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes. Cut into 12 bars.

These would be really good served with some vanilla soy yogurt.


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