Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Labels: Food Journal
I'm trying to get more pro-biotics in my diet because it is supposed to help with absorption of vitamins and medications. So I had some strawberry Kefir and one of my homemade oatmeal bars (these are burned, but I couldn't toss it!)
I think I posted the oatmeal bar recipe, but here it is again, just in case. Plus it makes me feel good I can actually remember something. :)
Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
2 1/2 Cups Oatmeal
1 Cup whole almonds, unsalted
1 Cup Dried Cranberries
1/2 Cup Sunflower Seeds, hulled and unsalted
1/2 Cup Pumpkin Seeds, hulled and unsalted.
1 Cup of unsweetened coconut (I use Bob's Red Mill)
1 can of lowfat Condensed milk.
Preheat oven to 250 degrees
Mix all dry ingredients together. Warm milk in a saucepan over low heat. Once milk is hot, pour into dry mixture and mix well.
Line a 13x9 pan with foil or use a baking spray. Spread mixture into pan. Bake for 1 hr. in the oven.
Remove from oven. Let sit for 5 minutes. Score your tray into bars. (I use a pizza cutter to score mine). Original recipe says 16 bars; I think it's more like 10 if you're making a meal. Let sit for an hour then remove from pan. The scoring should make it easier for you break apart.
Note: If you cut the bars too soon, they will crumble.