By ShaGun on September 16, 2005
Photo by bricookie55
Photo by bricookie55
"These are very healthy. When I make them I usually eat a large square for breakfast, and then eat a few squares every few hours as snacks. They actually taste like dessert, but they're healthy enough to eat for a meal. This is a revised recipe that I got from the back of Seven in the Morning cereal."
Serving Size: 1 (57 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 16
"These bars are great! I used half Splenda and half sugar and the result was perfect. I will enjoy these for breakfast and snacks. Thanks for posting!"
"these are good. I didn't have any wheat germ so I just used 3 tbsp flax seeds. I also used white flour and olive oil. overall they are good but will wait for huddy to be the final judge tonight!"
"I love these! So easy and versatile too. I used 1/2 cup of sugar because my applesauce was sweetened, and used almonds as my nut, and did everything else according to the recipe. It came together quickly and the bars froze well, too. Thanks for the recipe!"
"Delicious! I made them exactly as recipe stated and like everyone else I found them to be super moist and delicious! I will be making these on a weekly basis!"
"I have been looking for something that was healthy and tasty and this fits the bill. I did use 1/2 cup brown sugar like one reviewer said. I didn't have wheat germ so I just doubled the flax. It was so moist and I had it for breakfast and for a mid-afternoon snack."
"Yummy! I was very impressed with how tasty this healthy recipe is. I made a couple of substitutions, just because I realized too late that I didn't have yogurt or applesauce in the house. I used milk instead of yogurt and apple butter in place of the applesauce. The apple butter gave a wonderful flavor; I think I'd use it again! These bars turned out great - very moist and flavorful! It's a keeper! I might try it next time with cranberries or raisins in place of the chocolate chips."
"I used 1/2 cup kashi and the rest Honey Bunches of Oats. I also split the sugar between brown and white, but it was missing something overall, maybe ground cloves would jazz it up??"
"These are pretty good. They're not going to fool anyone into thinking they're really cake or brownies, but if you are looking for a healthy, yet tempting, snack for self or little ones, this fits the bill. I made these for very picky 2 yr. old DDs mid-morning snack and she seemed to enjoy it. I used unsweetened applesauce (all I had), extra nuts (she loves nuts) and doubled the germ since I didn't have flax seed. Thanks for a good treat. Might see if they freeze well, since a 9x13 is a pretty large batch for just me and her :)"
"Great recipe - doesn't taste healthy:) Thanks for posting it. I have made this a few times now and the best part of this recipe is that it's so adaptable. I've used several different cereals and usually use buttermilk instead of yogurt and 1/2 c brown sugar. I love making my own chunky apple sauce in the microwave for this. Even my super picky hubby loves these. Thanks for the great recipe. This is one of my absolute fav's."
"Out of all the healthy bar recipes I've been trying, this is the first one to turn out exactly as the recipe said. This is an amazing treat. I love how it turned out so moist with the applesauce and the yogurt. I actually tried it with Vanilla Light & Fit because it was exactly 6 ounces and I wanted to add some more flavor. I also kept the sugar at 1/2 cup. Tastes great."
"Kind of a cross between a granola bar and a coffee cake. Very good! Thanks for yet another way to use grape nuts. :)"
"This is a wonderful recipe!! The bars came out very cake like, almost a brownie quality. I used a mixture of mostly bran buds and a bit of homemade cereal (based on recipe#56621 by UnknownChef86) with a vanilla yogurt, homemade applesauce, mixed chopped nuts, egg-subs, and brown sugar/"splenda"blend. I loved the addition of the wheat germ and flax seed. I did not have any mini-chips and this recipe would be just as excellent without it, but to satisfy my chocolate cravings I shaved some semi-sweet bar chocolate into the mix. The result was fabulously delicious...a big hit at my home. It is a versatile recipe that other additions could be easily introduced to (dried fruit, sunflower seeds, steel cut oats). Again, a wonderful recipe - Thank you Chef ShaGun!!!"
"These really are great; A nice cross between chocolate chip cookies and chewy granola bars. They're pretty hefty in size, too, which is always good! Mine came out pretty soft after 22 minutes, next time I'll bake them a bit longer. Thanks, ShaGun!"
"I wish I could give these 10 stars!! They were amazing! I cut the recipe in half, used total whole grain cereal & skipped the flax seeds & pecans. I also used low carb vanilla yogurt, applesauce. I kind of improvised with the sugar amount: 2 tsp Splenda brown sugar blend & 1 tbsp + 1 tsp Splenda (it worked great!) I used egg sub (comes out to 3 tbsp after halving the recipe). Oh, and I used quick oats. The bars are quite moist, so try to restrain yourself from cutting into them too quickly as I did! This totally satisfied my choc craving with no guilt. Can't thank you enough for sharing!"
"These are moist and delicious, and they earn extra points for being healthful. I followed the recipe, using Grape Nuts, old-fashioned oats, white whole-wheat flour, pecans, plain yogurt, and applesauce. Great bar for a quick breakfast or snack--thanks for posting the recipe!"
"These were good...I used 1/3 cup butterscotch chips, pecans and just one egg...good for a healthy treat!"
"WOW. These are great!! I just made these and they are sooooo yummy! GREAT snack for the kids!!"
"Great taste; moist and cakelike. I used a muesli cereal for the Grape Nuts and 1/2 C Egg Beaters and 1/3 C olive oil. Lots of good healthy stuff in there! I like using the mini chips as it spreads out better with less."
"We loved these. I used a kashi cereal with flakes, and a mixed grain hot cereal for the oats (as I was out). I used sliced almonds for the nuts, and splenda for the sugar. These turned out great, very cakey. I thought my kids would think 1/4 cup mini chips were not enough, but it worked out great. We all love them and I plan on freezing some for my son's school lunches. "
"This was great, of course I've made substitutions. Added a 1/2 a cup of blueberries, used greek yogurt instead of plain, used splenda brown sugar, added a teaspoon of cocoa powder instead of chocolate chips for a chocolate taste. I've made it about 6 times and used different cereals everytime, cheerios went very well. What a great versatile recipe. My DH and my friends were amazed lol!!!!! Thanx!!!!!!"