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I need to find a good recipe for a breakfast/snack bar

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My boys loves snack bars but the organic ones at the store have become more expensive. I paid over $5 for the last box and I said "no more" there has got to be a a great recipe out there that I can make these granola or oatmeal to make bars myself.

I have the following guidelines to follow:

My boys like "chewy" bars not "crunchy" bars.

I have one that doesn't like nuts in things. But I have another that likes peanuts, almond, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds.

Pieces of blueberry but not whole blueberry. I am thinking I could use my dehydrator to dry blueberries or strawberries. But they love the kind of bars that have the blueberry or strawberry filling.

Peanut butter is okay.

chocolate chips are okay.

Yogurt is okay.

I also have tried some recipes that use honey, maple syrup or agave instead of sugar. I would love something like that.

Thanks so much!!
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Originally Posted by shannyshan View Post
Me too.

We don't buy these things very often because they are waaaayyy too expensive, but the boys love them when I do.
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I was really hoping to do some baking this weekend. Still looking for a good or GREAT recipe.


Originally Posted by davisme View Post
I was really hoping to do some baking this weekend. Still looking for a good or GREAT recipe.

i have one, i'll post it once maegy is in bed
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I just asked for something similar in the veggie sub-forum, someone came up with this.....

It might not be right for your no-nutter, but I´ve just made some and they held together well and are really tasty. this is the one i use, except i use full cup olf butter and melt it. i also only add chocolate chips and raisins. they're really crumbly so i put each bar into it's own wrapping. very yummy!
A lady in my church gave this recipe to me and I love it, as does my 3-year old son. It appears to be copied from a magazine, but I don't know the original source.

Banana-Oat Breakfast Cookies

1 large banana, mashed (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup chunky natural peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups rolled oats (recipe originally called for 1 cup)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup dried cranberries or raisins (you could sub whatever you wish)

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease two cookie sheets, set aside. In a large bowl, stir together banana, peanut butter, honey and vanilla. In a small bowl combine oats, flour, milk powder, cinnamon, and baking soda. Stir oat mixture into banana mixture until combined. Stir in dried cranberries.

Using a 1/4-cup measure (a portion scoop is easier), drop dough into mounds 3-inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. With a tin spatula dipped in water, flatten and spread each mound into a 2 3/4-inch round about 1/2 inch thick (I use my hand).

Bake, one sheet at a time, for 14-16 minutes or until browned. transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag for up to three days or freeze for up to two months. Thaw before serving. Makes 12 breakfast cookies.
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