Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
These are very good, filling and low calorie. Not just for breakfast, they make a great snack in the middle of the day.
- 3⁄4 cup brown sugar substitute
- 1⁄2 cup sugar substitute
- 1⁄4 cup light butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine
- 3⁄4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 eggs or 2 egg whites
- 3 tablespoons skim milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour (I use whole wheat flour)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 cups uncooked quick oats
- 1 -2 cup raisins
- 1 -2 cup shredded, chopped carrots or 1 -2 cup shredded, chopped apple
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Beat sugars and margarine together.
- Add applesauce, egg, milk and vanilla.
- Add combined flour, baking soda and cinnamon to wet ingredients.
- Mix well.
- Stir in oats, raisins, and apples/carrots.
- Spread into ungreased 9x13" pan.
- Bake 25-30 minutes.
These are pretty good, but I think that they need some pecans or walnuts... I used real sugar, 2/3 cup dried cherries (limited the amount due to the strength of flavor), and two chopped Granny Smith apples. A nice quick breakfast/snack, but I think a little more texture is needed. The base is great and leaves plenty of room to play! Thank you!
I think there was some operator error when I made these. I did use fake sweetner. I used splenda and splenda brown sugar. Well, the splenda brown is supposed to be used at half strength but I figured since the recipe called for sugar replacement that I would be ok. I was not. They wer cloying sweet and few of us would eat them. I may try them again with regular sugar.
Tasty granola bar-like snacks! I used carrots and I added a little more than a tsp orange zest and 1/2 tsp orange blossom water, which were nice touches! I made a half recipe and a few substitutions. I used only 1/2 cup Sucanat instead of the sugar substitutes, I used regular (not lite) organic butter, I substituted the egg with flax (I have posted a recipe, Flax Vegan Egg Substitute, which isn't yet online- will post the recipe # once its up), used whole wheat pastry flour for the flour. I would say the serving size is right on the money- I baked in an 8x8 pan and cut mine into 12 smallish bars and would consider 2 bars a serving. Really filling like you said- I had 2 bars for breakfast and worked 5 hours without a break at work (retail at the moment at a *very busy* store) without feeling hungry or fatigued! Very tasty! Nice texture, too- they're chewy and a little crisp at the same time. I think these would be a great snack to keep on-hand instead of the ultra processed candy-filled storebought granola bars. I also think these would be very versatile- I'm sure you could use grated zucchini too instead of apples or carrots and any dried fruit. I highly recommend the addition of the orange zest with the carrots- great combo! Thanks Mirj!!