Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tasty Tuesday: Oatmeal Bars

I've been a very bad, neglectful blogger lately.


Consistency was not the name of the game over the past two weeks, as life and work took over the reigns. But, things are slowing down and my workload is getting a bit lighter.

Let me assure you that it was definitely not for a lack of thoughts that I wasn't posting. A lot of thinking and reflection has been going on...it just hasn't made it out of my head and onto paper or the computer screen. I need to do a better job at that.

For now, I will leave you with a Tasty Tuesday recipe, now that I'm realizing it's Tuesday and not Monday. Oh, those holiday weekends...

But soon, very soon, I'm hoping to share with you what has been going on internally...the change that God is doing within us. Stay tuned.

Oatmeal Bars

2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (homemade is the best!)
1/3 cup canola or olive oil
1 Tbsp. maple syrup
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup flour (a blend of all-purpose and wheat works great)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1/2 cup raisins

In a large bowl, beat the sugar, applesauce, oil, and syrup until well blended. In a small bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda, salt, and allspice. Gradually stir into the applesauce mixture until blended. Stir in raisins.

Spread batter into a greased 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until edges start to brown. Cool completely, then cut into bars.

This is a nice and quick recipe, easy to make for Saturday or Sunday morning breakfast! Now, feel free to play around with this one. Substitute some of the sugar with agave nectar, honey, or another sweetener. Add flax seed. Use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose. Try things out and see what you like!


Anonymous said...

Oh my!!!I am going to make these. sounds SO good. I will take them to my kids in school. thank you!!!love you too!!!!!

Amanda said...

Soooo, you keep posting Tasty Tuesday baking recipes and I'll keep posting Tasty Tuesday dinner recipes and pretty soon, we'll have a cookbook. :)

Can't wait to try these!

Love you! <3

Sara said...

These look good. We'll have to try them this week. Or at least at some point in the future. I shouldn't set dates that only leads to trouble.