Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Almond Oatmeal Bars

These quick, easy bars make a great dessert or a unique and nutritious breakfast-on-the-go. Imagine having your cereal, milk, and fruit all rolled into one delicious bar.

Makes 8 servings
1    cup rolled oats, uncooked (3 ounces)
   cup nonfat dry milk
½   teaspoon baking powder
½   teaspoon baking soda
½   teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼   teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash ground allspice
¼   cup raisins
1    cup applesauce (unsweetened)
3    tablespoons sugar
1    teaspoon vanilla extract
¾   teaspoon almond extract

Gather ingredients and preheat oven to 350°.

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.

Mix 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.

Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Each Serving Provides
Calories 129
Total Fat 0.8g
Cholesterol 2mg
Sodium 158mg
Total Carbohydrate 24.8g
Dietary Fiber 1.8g
Protein 5.6g 

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