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When the kids come home from school, it is nice to have a treat waiting for them, something different and yet good for them. The recipe below, Energy Bars, was originally found from a book called Baking without fat by George Mateljan. However, every recipe can be changed a bit, which is what you will be seeing below, for ENERGY BARS:
- 1/3 c. honey
- 3/4 c. oat flour (about 1-1/3 c. rolled oats processed in a blender for about two to three minutes till ground fine like flour)
- 1/3 c. frozen apple juice
- I just juice an apple or 2
- 1/2 t. baking soda
- 2/3 c. finely chopped dates
- 1/2 t. cream of tarter
- 2/3 c. raisins (or dried cherries)
- 1/2 t. cinnamon
- 2/3 c. finely chopped apricots
- 1/4 t. nutmeg
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 t. cloves
- 1/2 c. old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1/2 c. crisp brown rice
- 2 eggs (found in health food store)
- 1 cup of chopped nuts
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium sized sauce pan, over medium heat, bring honey and apple juice to a boil, stirring constantly.
- Then add dates, raisins, apricots and lemon juice. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
- In large bowl, combine rolled oats, cereal, flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
- Stir in the fruit mixture, then vanilla, then eggs and mix until well blended.
- Spread the batter into 6 inch square oven proof glass baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until nicely browned.
- Cool on wire rack for 20 minutes then cut into bars. This is also excellent frozen as it does not freeze completely – a neat, Healthy Snack!
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