Cherry Apple Shove-It-In-Your-Mouth Oatmeal Bars - Sweet Potato Chronicles

Cherry Apple Shove-It-In-Your-Mouth Oatmeal Bars

It takes three requests of teeth brush­ing, five pleas to brush hair (why do girls hate to brush their hair?) and a whole lot of nego­ti­at­ing on out­fits to get Scar­lett some­what pre­sentable for school. We haven't even fac­tored in the lay-on-the-floor-and-stare-at-the-cat time. In other words, it leaves lit­tle room for eat­ing. So I was deter­mined to find a recipe for an oat­meal bar that was both healthy (Read: not packed with sugar) and tasty.

She's a big fan of bars and I get a lit­tle tired of all the sugar or brown rice syrup in even some of the more healthy ones. I myself could also use an easy snack since I'm always on the go too. The great things about these bars by Whole Foods is you can throw in any dried fruit or juice you'd like. Try orange juice or dried blue­ber­ries, dried apri­cots, raisins, dried apple pieces or any combination.

Cherry Apple Shove-It-In-Your-Mouth Oat­meal Bars

3 cups Rolled Oats
1/3 cup almond but­ter (or your favorite spread)
1 cup dried cher­ries
1/3 cup of honey or agave nec­tar
1 tea­spoon ground nut­meg
1/4 tea­spoon salt
3 egg whites
1/2 cup organic apple juice
1 table­spoon ground flax meal

Method

Spray or lightly grease an 8×8 inch bake pan, set aside
Pre­heat oven to 350
In a large bowl, com­ing the oats, almond but­ter, cher­ries, honey, nut­meg, salt, egg whites and juice. Mix until com­bined. Evenly flat­ten into bak­ing pan. Bake in the oven for 30 to 35 min­utes.
Remove and cool for a few min­utes and then sprin­kle flax meal on top. Cool and then cut into bars. Store in an air tight container.

These bars were toe, toe easy (as Scar­lett would say). As I mea­sured things, Scar­lett threw the ingre­di­ents in the bowl one by one and con­tin­ued to work on an egg car­ton craft she was in the mid­dle of. (There may be glit­ter glue in this batch. Not sure if that has any nutri­tional value.) She bailed on stir­ring after a few min­utes since it does take a lit­tle mus­cle to mix all the ingre­di­ents together. How­ever, she thought is was hys­ter­i­cal that she sat in the honey. (Don't ask!)

After the honey inci­dent, I decided to flat­tened the sticky oat ball into the pan. As the bars cooked, I joined the egg car­ton project. I made a lady­bug. She told me hers was a dead frog. Scary but true. We snacked on the fin­ished bars while cud­dling on the couch. Crafts can take a lot out of girl, don't you know.

  

One Comment

  1. Sandra says:

    Good morn­ing, I watched the morn­ing show this morn­ing. Loved the toast recipes, how­ever, i can't find them on the web­site. I would love to try them. Thanks for your help.

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