By Dancer^ on June 24, 2002
Photo by Xanthia
Photo by Xanthia
Serving Size: 1 (1450 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Thank you Dancer! My DH needs to lower his cholesterol and can't abide cooked cereal. I think you might have given me a solution with these bars! The whole family loved them. Great with a cup of tea, or on the run for a quick breakfast!"
"Wouldn't call it a cookie, but rather a "flat muffin" or "breakfast bar". They were more cake-like than I expected. Delicious and healthy! I made mine extra healthy with 1/2 c whole wheat flour and 1/4 c honey instead of the white sugar. I also used 1/2 c rolled barley instead of rolled oats. I think next time I will cook at 325 for longer, to give the oats more time to soften. I also DOUBLED the cinn and nutmeg and added 1/4 t allspice--I always double my spices, plus I used applesauce which doesn't have the spices of some apple butters (but why would you waste yummy apple butter in a recipe?!) Thanks, Dancer, this one I can feel good about giving to my kids!"
"These were good. Kind of tasted like a spicy oatmeal cookie. I served this with a vanilla glaze so it was more like a dessert. Thank you."
"These are really good. I am on Weight Watchers and these are about 2 to 3 points depending on how large you slice them. I replaced the white sugar with splenda, and the eggs with egg beaters. I also used a low-fat butter substitute. Thank you for adding."
"These are a very, healthy, flavorful bar with an interesting texture. They were especially good with a cup of tea. My choices were to use dried cranberries and apple butter, which added both fruity flavor and extra spiciness. While DH and I enjoyed these, our children did not. I had originally made these for lunchbox treats, but I will be making them for the freezer for DH and I use as a healthier breakfast-on-the-go or an afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of tea/coffee. Thanks Dancer^"
"My kids loved this! I left out the raisins and used apple sauce. I did use the nutmeg, but no salt. I took some to church that night and was asked for the recipe. Between my kids, and church they were gone in 2 days. They are also great with coffee!"
"This was great! I sub'd canned pumpkin for the applesauce because I didn't have any and it turned out wonderful. I let the kids think they were getting to eat oatmeal cookies for breakfast and they thought I rocked!"
"This was a good recipe to use up some ingredients I had hanging around. I too had omitted the white sugar and used some honey instead. I cooked these at 325 for 35 mins. These bars are perfect for hikers and for anyone who needs a good boost in the morning. Good post, thanks Dancer :)"
"I made these vegan with almond milk and egg replacer and they were SO good. I wasn't sure at first that they would turn out, but they were perfect and portable. A definite keeper!"
"I wasn't sure at first if they were quite as great as I expected...but I keep going back to the pan and taking one little square at a time. I LOVE them! They would also be great (but not as healthy) which peanut butter and chocolate chips instead of apple butter and raisins:)"
"My 1 year old daughter and husband loved these, oh yea, I did too!! My 5 year old son said he didn't, but did he put it down after tasting it? Nope, he ate the whole bar. I used apple butter (next time I will try half and half) and I only had craisins, so I used them. I also had about 1/3 of a cup of shredded coconut that I threw in. They were so stinkin moist. I was pleasantly surprised. I will be making these again and again. thanks!"
"Great recipe I am a big oatmeal fan and I loved how chewy they are. I left out the white sugar & doubled spices.Great for a snack at work and I have made it a lot and each time I do something different and it works each time, half of the flour whole wheat, added chocolate chips, added bran buds for some of the oatmeal which really ups the fiber. I also cut the recipe in half and cooked in a 8x8 pan for about 25 min. Perfect Healthy Snack Thank you!"
"great recipe - I left out the white sugar, added a couple of tablespoons of honey, used unsweetened applesauce and a combination of raisins and chopped dried apples, and it was very good - I think with the 1/2 c sugar it would have been too sweet! my 16 month old niece loves these too - a great change from commercial granola bars. I cut the 9x13 pan into 12 bars, wrapped each one in plastic and put them in the fridge - easy to grab and a great breakfast with some yogurt or cottage cheese as well. I will definitely make these again - I also subbed 1/2 C whole wheat flour and will probably increase that next time. thanks!"
"These are my new favorite snack! I love oatmeal and spices together. I also loved the texture of the oatmeal. It was still chewy and not mushy. I followed the baking instructions exactly. I did substitute whole wheat pastry flour for all-purpose flour. I also used 3/4 cup sucanat in place of the brown sugar and 1/2 cup date sugar in place of the white sugar. I increased the cinamon to 1 1/2 teaspoons and added 1/2t allspice and 1/2 t ground cloves. (Did I mention I love spicy oatmeal!) Since I don't like dried fruit I decided to add 1/2 cup chopped pecans. After the bars were cooled I cut them into 24 servings, individually wrapped in plastic wrap and stored in the fridge. After 7 days they were still delicious! I just love this recipe! Thanks!!!"
"A delicious recipe! I used Splenda brown sugar, red fat margarine & Splenda for the sugar. Also used whole wheat flour, rolled oats & applesauce. I cut the recipe in half & instead of fruit, used 3 tbsp mini choco chips. I used the optional nutmeg, too. At the last minute, I threw in 2 tbsp honey-don't know if it made a difference but it tasted great! Easy to put together & healthy, too!"
"Thanks so much for this easy, delicious recipe! I'm vegan, so I did some substitutions, but either way, I'm sure they'd turn out great."
"These bars were great! Healthy and substantial enough for breakfast on the go for my DH. Thank You! Will be making again and again! :)"
"These make a tasty snack or dessert. I made the following changes: 1/4 cup sugar for 1/2 cup sugar, baked at 330* instead of 350*, and sprinkled dough with cinnamon and sugar before baking. Great stuff. "
"very good, and very easy to make. much easier than cookies. great taste and healthy too! i left out the white sugar and just used the 3/4c brown. "
"These are exceptional spicy bars with an enjoyable texture! They are nice and moist, but also chewy like oatmeal cookies. I halved the recipe and baked it in an 8”pan. I also decreased the sugar by about 1/4 for personal preference. I also doubled the cinnamon like one reviewer suggested. This made them even spicier, which was great, although I am sure they would be fine as is. I also used a mixture of dates and raisins for the dried fruit. These are delightful bars that are nutritious and nice and low in fat I will be making again. Thanks Dancer^!!"