Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
Delicious & chewy granola-like bars with protein
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 cup soy flour
- 2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
- 1 1⁄3 cups brown sugar, packed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 2 tablespoons flax seeds (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup oil or 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1⁄2 cup applesauce
- 1 cup apricot preserves or 1 cup your favorite preserves
- 1⁄4 cup nuts (optional) or 1⁄4 cup coconut (optional)
- Directions, Oven at 350 degrees, have a baking pan ready.
- Mix the dry ingredients together, add the oil and apple sauce and mix.
- Separate about 2 cups of the mixture. Put the mixture into a pan or two - we used 1 14"x12" pan. You can grease the sides of the pan, but it isn't necessary on the bottom.
- You want to pack the mixture down and have it be about 1/4 inch thick.
- Spread on the preserves and then crumble the remaining dry mixture on the top.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
- Let cool 10+ minutes and enjoy.
- Oats & whole wheat are good for fiber, the soy adds some protein, and the apple sauce is a good partial substitute for oil/butter, keeping it pretty moist.
I give them 5 stars, even though the batch I made wasn't quite perfect. I did NOT want crumbly bars, as one review mentioned, so I threw in an extra 1/2 cup applesauce. The result was a tough heavy oatmeal layer. I think these would prob. be good if made as is. I used juice-sweetened rasp. jelly. Yum!
I followed Neneldae's lead and added only 1 can of sliced peaches (drained). The flavor was very good, but they stuck to the pan and didn't really hold together like I had hoped for a portable breakfast. Sorry.
YUM!! I had to use two cans of sliced peaches (mostly drained) because I didn't have preserves. I used all whole wheat flour since I was out of soy and old fashioned oats works just as well as quick oats! I also added cinnamon to the "batter" and on top before baking along with using chunky cinnamon applesauce. It turned out more like cobbler. So very good!