February 26, 2012

Fruit and Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

The residents at my house have come to expect a big breakfast on Sunday mornings.  The usual breakfast feast includes pancakes, eggs, or French toast.  Sometimes, of course, I'll try something new.  This morning I decided to try my hand at giant oatmeal breakfast cookies. 

Well, after mixing in some extras, the cookies turned into bars.  They weren't as sweet as I was anticipating them to be, which is a good thing.  This recipe is a keeper and it's versatile.  Now that I have a basic mix, I'll use some different add-ins to keep it interesting.  When I'm feeling naughty, adding chocolate chips may be a good idea.  



Fruit and Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
  •  1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup apple or plum jelly 
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl
  3. Press into a greased 8x8 inch pan
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until bars are browned lightly
  5. Cut into bars and serve warm
  6. Enjoy.






 

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