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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Back To School Healthy Breakfast Bars Recipe

In our house, we call these "Toby Bars."  They are actually a high protein breakfast bar recipe that my daughter obtained from a family for whom she babysat.  The family calls them "Toby Bars" to get their little one to eat them. :)  They are a version of Girl Power bars but with lots of modifications.

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Ingredients:  Oats (quick or old fashioned - I've used both), Walnuts, Flaxseed, Wheat Germ, Puffed Cereal (you know like Honey Smacks without the sugar and honey), Dried Fruit (any kinds), Peanut Butter, Brown Sugar, Honey and Vanilla

(Notice the jar of honey? It's from the local Amish stores :)

Note:  If you don't have flaxseed or wheat germ, leave them out and add few extra oats :)  This recipe is very forgiving!

Add all of the dry ingredients...

I used about 1/2 cup of dried mixed berries and 1/2 cup dried blueberries - because this is what hubby bought at the store. :o)

Stir all the dry ingredients.

Add the brown sugar, honey and peanut butter to your pan.

Stop, don't forget to spray a 9x13 pan before you melt the ingredients.  Once it is melted, you move somewhat quickly - but not as quickly as Rice Krispie bars.

Stir for a few minutes.

It doesn't take long to get bubbly.  Then you're done. Add the vanilla after you remove it from the heat.

Pour it over your dry mixture and stir.

This is what it will look like.

Pour it into your pan and spread out.

Pat it firmly.

I usually refrigerate for a little while, then cut into different sized bars in case someone isn't that hungry. (Oh, okay, I can't cut straight to save my life.)  I wrap mine in plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator.

Grab and go!

2 cups oats
1/2 cup chopped walnut 
(Yep, I used the leftover chopped walnuts from the meatless meatballs found HERE)
2 Tablespoons flaxseed
4 Tablespoons wheat germ
2 cups unsweetened puffed cereal
1 cup total dried fruits
1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky - add a little extra if using chunky)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla

Truth be told is that I absolutely love these bars.  However, I seem to have developed an intolerance for honey, syrup, invert sugars.  Not sure why, I just feel like I'm coming down with something but don't.  Anyone else experience that?

Anyway...What do YOU usually eat for breakfast?  

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You may find these ingredients in our Amazon Associate store:

 ground flaxseed breakfast bars recipe

 wheat germ breakfast bar recipe

 puffed rice cereal healthy breakfast bar

 raw unfiltered honey breakfast bar recipe

 dried mixed fruit


If you are looking for healthier pre-made breakfast bars for either low sugar, gluten free or PALEO, here are some options:

 rx breakfast bars Paleo diet

RXBARs are a protein bar like no other. These protein bars contain 100% natural ingredients, without any that you can't recognize or pronounce. They are made with all-natural egg whites and raw almonds for protein, and dates and figs for sweetness. They contain no grains, added sugars, gluten, soy, dairy, or any artificial or processed ingredients. Each bar is made with 8 or fewer ingredients. 

This variety pack allows you to sample all eight popular flavors of RXBAR. Each variety pack contains two bar of each of these delicious flavors: Chocolate Sea Salt Coconut Cacao Blueberry Coffee Cacao Peanut Butter Apple Cinnamon Pumpkin Spice Mint Chocolate

 gluten free breakfast bars

Four ingredient treat is a simple blend of dates, peanuts, chocolate chips, and sea salt.

 kind bars gluten free breakfast bars low sugar


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