Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thanks Girls!

I wanted to thank Sherry and Heather for their breakfast ideas. Sherry left this recipe that I thought was worth leaving the comments section and making it's own page:

(It also left me with another question... has anyone had the Great Harvest Bread Company's Power Bars, and if so, do you have a recipe that is close to it? I LOVE eating them, but I believe that they are in the uppers of 750 calories a piece... sorry to put that in your head! I would really love to develop a power bar that is great for you and lower cal.)

BTW, exciting news! I have my hands on a baker... not literally : P Him and I are going to work together to develop some new low cal cupcakes and desserts! So excited : ) Who doesn't love dessert they don't have to feel guilty about.

OK, enough rambling... here's that great recipe:

On the Go Oatmeal Bars

2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 Tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups of milk (any kind of milk will work- rice, almond, cow, soy)
3 Tbsp agave (can substitute for Honey)
1/2 cup applesauce
1 large egg
1 Tsp vanilla
3/4 cup dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, blueberries, or cherries)
1/2 cup nuts (walnuts, sunflower seeds, and/or pepitas)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Place first 5 ingredients in a bowl, and stir to combine.
3. Mix milk, applesauce, egg, agave, and vanilla in a separate bowl.
4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Stir to combine, and then add in the dried fruit and nuts.
5. Pour the mixture into a greased 7x11 baking dish.
6. Bake for 30 minutes until thickened and golden.
7. Cool, cut into squares, and serve.

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

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

Thanks again Sherry and Heather for your input... I would love to hear more breakfast ideas!


  1. Whole grain waffles with PB and banana on top is a big hit around here. I also like thin-sliced, whole grain bagels with low-fat cream cheese and fruit on top (usually strawberry, blueberry, kiwi or all three!). We also will do low-fat banana, pumpkin, or poppy seed bread, with some low fat cream cheese spread on them and then a small glass of orange juice. I'm also a big fan of cottage cheese with fruit and whole grain toast as well. Thanks for sharing the oatmeal bars recipe... they sound FANTASTIC!

  2. Wow Renee! Thanks for the great ideas! I can't wait to try them.

  3. What the heck-I posted a comment yesterday about breakfast burritos, but went back and didn't see it on the post....Oh well!

    What it said was: I make breakfast burritos a lot by using egg whites (or egg beaters), and put it on a whole wheat tortilla and top it with salsa. I like it because it packs in a lot of protein which I need to keep me full until lunch.

  4. That's a great idea Sarah. I eat egg beaters almost daily, and this would be a new version for me. Thanks for re-posting!