Oatmeal On-The-Go Bars (Makes 18 Bars)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (any kind of milk will work)
  • 3 tablespoons agave or honey
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, blueberries, and/or cherries)
  • 1/2 cup nuts (walnuts, sunflower seeds, and/or pepitas)

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Place the first 5 dry ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.

3. Mix the milk, applesauce, egg, agave, and vanilla in a separate bowl.

4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, stir to combine and then stir in the dried fruits and nuts.

5. Pour the oatmeal mixture into a buttered or greased 7 x 11 inch baking dish.

6. Bake for 30 minutes or until thickened and golden.

7. Cool, cut into squares and serve.

*Allow to cool, cut into squares and place in a ziploc bag to freeze up to 4 months. When ready, allow to defrost in fridge for 24-48 hours.



*Refrigerating the bars will make them last up to 5 days.