Healthy Power Bar Recipe

I think power bar recipes are great because the options are endless. You can add in or omit lots of different ingredients!

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat & barley nugget cereal (like Grape Nuts) I just use the Great Value brand
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup honey (tip: if you spray your measuring cup with cooking spray, the honey wont stick to it!)
4 Tbs. brown sugar
2 Tbs. cooking oil (I’ve heard you can omit the oil if you want and add more applesauce but I haven’t tried it myself)
1/2 cup nuts, chopped (whatever you like or have on hand will probably work, I like to use almonds)
1/4 c coconut flakes
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1/2-1 cup dried fruit, depending on how much you like (I usually use craisins)

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Directions

Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9×13 inch pan with aluminum foil. Spray foil lightly with cooking spray. Stir together oats, flour, cereal and cinnamon. Add the egg, apple sauce, oil and honey and brown sugar. Mix well. Next add in the chopped nuts, chocolate chips, dried fruit, sunflower seeds and coconut. Mix well scraping everything off the sides of the bowl. Spread mixture evenly in the pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until firm and the edges are lightly browned. Let cool 10 minutes. Use the foil to lift the bars out of the pan. Cut into whatever sized squares you’d like and store in an air tight container in the fridge. Enjoy!

 

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Comments & Reviews

  • Eva

    Thanks for sharing. My kids love bars so all recepies are appreciated. Bars are easy to make, do in advance and freeze them. Easy to take to the school, tour and you know that your child has everything it needs during the day. Try this one: It is of course good to replace walnuts with other nuts such as peanuts, pecans or cashews. It is also possible to replace the dried fruit against other dried fruit. I sometimes have in dried cranberries, banana chips or raisins. 10 bits 1 1/2 cup peanut butter (200 g) 2 cup dark syrup ½ cup brown sugar 3 cups lightly crushed whole grain cereal 1 cup coconut flakes 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped 1 cup sunflower seeds 1 cup pumpkin seeds 1 cup dried apricots, chopped 1 cup prunes, chopped Grease an oblong or small rectangular baking pan. Heat the peanut butter, syrup and brown sugar over low heat, stirring until everything has melted together. Stir together the dry ingredients. Mix together the syrup while the batter is still hot. Pour the mixture into the pan. Let cool in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes or until the mixture has set. Turn the cake onto a cutting board and cut into squares

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