Yesterday we enjoyed a mild, breezy day with low humidity. I thought I’d do some baking before the rain and humid conditions make their way back into our lives.
These bars are full of flavor and texture as they are chocked with delicious, sweet and crunchy goodies, sure to satisfy your mid-day cravings. The bars are also great for an on-the-go breakfast. If you take the train into work, forego the expensive coffee shop baked goods and pack up one of these little gems for a healthier breakfast choice. Pull out the Keurig and brew your own cup of coffee and be on your way. What a great way to start the day!
Baked Oatmeal Snack Bars
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup raisins (any dried fruit will do)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup canola oil
1 1/2 cups skim milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray with cooking spray, a 13×9″ baking dish. In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients, mix well. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients; stir to combine. Pour into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle a handful of old fashioned oats over the top. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.