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Cranberry Almond Breakfast Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds-optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon Clabber Girl Baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, such as canola
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350°. Coat an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 baking pan with non stick cooking spray or brush with oil.

In a medium size bowl, mix together the flour, oats, flax seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center and whisk in the orange juice, vegetable oil, honey and egg. Stir in the almonds and cranberries.

Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Cut through the moist dough with a knife, forming 3 evenly spaced rows. Turn the pan, make 4 more cuts of evenly spaced rows. (The dough will bake together, but the pre-cutting will make it easier to cut through and separate after baking).

Bake for about 24 - 28 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool and serve.

Recipe by Mani Niall - Mix it up with Mani

Comments:

This is a quick recipe for breakfast on the go, packed with fiber rich whole wheat flour, oats and flax seeds, protein from almonds and antioxidant rich cranberries. (Don’t tell the kids how good these are for them-let them tell you how good they are). The honey helps keep them moist for days, if they last that long!