Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Healthy Homemade Breakfast Bars


1 cup rolled oats (uncooked)
2/3 cup nonfat dry milk
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 dash ground allspice
1/4 cup raisins
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon almond extract


Preheat oven to 350F.

Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine oats, dry milk, baking powder, baking soda and spices. Mix well. Stir in raisins.

In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients, mixing well. Add to dry mixture, mixing until all ingredients are moistened. Spoon into prepared pan. Smooth the top with the back of a spoon.

Bake 30 minutes, until lightly browned. Be careful not to overcook.

Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars

We tried this a couple of weeks ago (and doubled the recipe) and I love these! I think next time we might even try making them with a few different ingredients just to change it up a bit. These are great because you KNOW what's in them AND because there's only 125 Calories in each bar. Sounds great to me!



  1. These look AMAZING! I'd probably substitute some craisins for the raisins and I might even make them a "naughty" snack by adding in a handful of super dark bitter chocolate chips. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Yeah, I'm not so crazy about raisins myself, so I think we'll change a few things next time too. Chocolate chips sound good! :)