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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

"Nutritious and Delicious"- Homemade Cereal Bars

 With these really 'nutritious' cereal bars....I start the new section in the blog "Nutritious and Delicious".
My friend 'G" is really into eating nutritious,organic and homemade foods. She is a big inspiration for me to get up and make my own whole grain cereal bars and  'Healthy' cookies ( recipe coming soon). All these years M has been taking a cereal bar for breakfast, but never did I think of making one at home!! It was a eye opener the other day....when I met G...who by the way is a 'superwoman'...with so much energy and enthusiasm..you can hardly hold her hand in what all she can accomplish in a day!! Hats off to her!!
Here is the link where I got the idea for this recipe-

1 and 1/2 cup Whole grain Quick Oats
1 cup Rice Crispies
1/8 cup Flax Seed meal
1/4 cup each  Nuts -Pistachios,Almonds
1/4 cup Raisins
1/8 cup Dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup Light Brown sugar
1/4 cup White sugar- (you can use all brown sugar instead)
1 tbsp Honey
1 Egg
1tsp Vanilla
1/4tsp Cinnamon
1tbsp Canola Oil
1 tbsp All purpose flour
1/4tsp salt

 * You can add other nuts like walnuts/pecans or fruits like dried cranberries/cherries etc.

1) Preheat oven to 350F. spread the oats and nuts on a cookie sheet and warm in the oven for 8-10 mins...until slightly toasted. reduce temperature to 325F. Coat a 8*11 inch pan or 9* 9 inch pan with aluminum foil.Spray with nonstick cooking spray.
2) Beat the egg.Mix oil, sugar and all of the above ingredients, stir well.

3) Press the mixture in the coated pan.

4) Bake at 325F for 15- 20 mins ....till slightly golden brown.
5)Let them cool and then cut onto bars with a oiled sharp knife
6) Store in airtight container.Makes 12 bars.
Your own nutritious and delicious -chewy and nutty cereal bar is ready when you want to snack!!!

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