Prep 15 mins
Cook 16 mins
Keep in mind this is a diet recipe. I combined several other recipes and modified to fit my dietary needs. It is a healthy way to curb that nagging sweet tooth. Replace the toasted almonds for any other type of nut (yummy with pumpkin and flax seeds too) and add dried fruit to your hearts content. A bit of added salt might add some more flavor too (I am watching my sodium.)
- 2 1⁄4 cups toasted old fashioned oats
- 3 tablespoons toasted almonds
- 1 cup puffed millet
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon sugar substitute (splenda)
- 1 cup unsweet applesauce
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter (smucker's natural)
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened coconut
- 3 tablespoons dark chocolate, bits
- Set your oven to broil.
- Spread oats and almonds evenly on a cookie sheet. Toast for about 6 minutes (until lightly toasted,) stir every few minutes.
- In a large bowl - combine all ingredients and stir. Make sure to break up the dark chocolate. I use a paring knife and shave the chunk.
- Taste batter and adjust according to your own tastes. Add salt, dried fruit, honey, etc.
- Line a 9 X 13 baking pan with parchment.
- Pour batter into pan and press down with your hands.
- bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes until it is slightly brown on top.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
- Cut into 12 bars.