As i had mentioned earlier..i am trying to eat healthier and all of us know when the mid-afternoon hunger strikes..many of us venture to places ( vending machines....coffee shops..kitchen) to fill up on food you feel like kicking ur behind for later ;)..i made this bar as i can carry a couple in my purse and eat it when i want. i have been eating this for breakfast too as i am always running late and need something to eat as i drive...if i may say so...in crazy speeds ;)
I got this recipe from 'the vegetarian times' but as usual they have used eggs and i do not eat eggs...so I pretty much did my own thing and added and subbed what i wanted and it turned out pretty good. My only bone of contention is the pic of the bar the magazine is lovely...tight neat bar with all the nuts and chocolates peeking out...mine looks hideous :D..tastes good tho :D
Rolled Oats: 2 1/2 cups
Whole wheat flour: 1 cup
Baking Soda: 1 tsp.
Salt: 1/2 tsp.
Baking powder: 1/2 tsp.
Dried cherries: 1/2 cup
Dates: 1/2 cup
Dried Apricots: 1/2 cup
Walnuts: 1/2 cup
Brown sugar: 1 cup
Molasses: 1/2 cup
Oil: 1/4 cup
Soy milk: 1/2 cup
Flax meal: 2 tbls
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
2. Whisk the flax meal and soy milk till frothy.
3. Mix all the other ingredients in a big bowl and add the above soy-flax mix well.
4. Take a 9*13 baking pan..line it with parchment paper and add the above batter.
5. bake for 30-35 mts till a toothpick when inserted comes out clean.
6. The bars are a little soft and chewy....i cut these into 24 pcs (6 columns and 4 rows) and wrapped each piece in cling-wrap so that they are portable.
Calories per bar is 165.
1. You can use any combo of nuts..in hindsight i felt i should have added some almonds too...
2. Use of parchment paper ensure that the bars do not stick to the pan and you do not have to use any cooking oil...but if you do not have parchment paper..try alluminium foil...i think greasing the pan will still not ensure all hte bars coming our ;)
3. The original recipe called for maple syrup..i think that would have given the bars a lovely color..so use honey or maple syrup for a lighter colored bar and perhaps light brown sugar too.
This is off to the mom and daughter team who blog at the the 'yum' blog who are hosting the AFAM - dry fruits...