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!