Breakfast Bars

By Cynthia Mosher

These moist, yummy bars are wonderful for quick, no time for breakfast, mornings.

3 cups rolled oats

1 1/2 cups of coconut

1 1/2 cups of raisins or chopped dates

1 cup chocolate chips (optional)

3 medium apples, chopped small

2 – 3 cups soy, almond, or rice milk

1 1/2 cups chopped nuts

2 tsp powdered cinnamon

1/2 tsp powdered ginger

granola barMix the spices together and set aside. Lightly oil or butter a 13″ x 9″ baking dish, and layer the ingredients as follows:

Layer 1: 1/2 of the nuts 1/3 of the coconut 1/3 of the oats

Layer 2: 1/2 of the raisins 1/3 of the coconut 1/3 of the oats 1/2 of the chocolate chips, if desired all of the chopped apples

**Sprinkle half the spices over these two layers and then pour 1 1/2 cups of milk over the top.**

Layer 3: Remaining raisins, oats, coconut, chips.

Top with remaining spices and nuts and pour the remaining 1 1/2 cups of milk over the top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Note: Bars may be made ahead of time and frozen for busy mama mornings.