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
Mix 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.