Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins
I created these raisin bran bars in hopes of getting my family started with something healthy in the morning. Good anytime! I try not to use refined sugar so I made with splenda. You may have to adjust amount of sweetner, depend on how sweet the cereal is to start out with. I used regular splenda, not the one for baking. If using splenda for baking or splenda brown sugar, be sure to cut in half.
- 3 cups Raisin Bran cereal
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 cup turbinado sugar or 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup Splenda sugar substitute
- 1⁄2 cup applesauce
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Mix all dry ingredients together, crumbling raisin bran.
- Mix wet ingredients with dry.
- Pour into greased 8x8 pan and bake 45 minute.
I like that these have no fat in them. I used real sugar, 1/4 c brown sugar, and decreased the 1/2 c white sugar to 1/3 c based on a comment that they were too sweet. They were still way too sweet. I think the 1/4 c brown sugar would be enough. I baked them longer because they were kind of wet on the bottom. Next time I'm going to make them in a loaf pan so that they''ll be thicker. I sliced one in two and spread a layer of peanut butter between the slices. This was really good because it cut the sweetness down while adding protein. Also, two teaspoons of vanilla is entirely too much. I'm going to use one next time. I'm definitely going to make them again.
Wow! I was really impressed with these bars. I used Total cereal (added 1/4 cup raisins) since that was all I had, Splenda sugars (used only half the amounts called for) & added 1 1/2 tsp cinn. I actually forgot the vanilla, but it was fine! These are still cooling so I only tried a sliver of it, but it was yummy. Thank you for sharing!
These are yummy, but I found them too sweet to be a breakfst item. Now, I just make them with less sugar. I think 1/4 cup is just right.