Apricot-Walnut Cereal Bars

By Site Admin

  • Total Time: 1 h 5 mins

  • Ingredients

  • * 1 dash(es) cooking spray, to coat pan

  • * 3 cup(s) oats, rolled, old-fashioned

  • *(I added 1 cup raisins-any kind will do, 1/2 cup grated carrots)

  • * 1/2 cup(s) nuts, walnuts, chopped, (about 2 ounces)

  • * 3 cup(s) cereal, whole-grain, unsweetened puffed-grain, such as Kashi

  • * 2 cup(s) apricot(s), dried

  • * 1/4 cup(s) flour, all-purpose (I subed 100% whole grain flour I got at the heath food store and 1tsp. of baking powder

  • * 1/2 teaspoon salt (I subed 1/4 teaspoon sea salt—it has all the trace minerals that are routinely removed from refined table salt and so your body uses it more like it should and you don't need as much of it to get the same flavor)

  • * 12 ounce(s) tofu, soft silken-style, drained, (about 1 1/3 cups)

  • * 1 large egg(s)(I substituted 3 lg. egg whites and have subed all eggs with eggbeaters)

  • * 1/2 cup(s) canola oil

  • * 1 cup(s) honey (I substituted 24 packets of Truvia for the honey)

  • * 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • * 2 tablespoon lemon zest, freshly grated

  • *( I added 2 tablespoons orange zest)

  1. Preparation

  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a large (15 1/4-by-10 1/4-inch) jellyroll-style pan with cooking spray.

  3. Spread oats and walnuts on a baking sheet with sides. Bake until fragrant and light golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and add puffed cereal, dried apricots, flour and salt; stir to combine.

  4. Meanwhile, puree tofu, egg, oil, honey, vanilla and lemon zest in a food processor or blender until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. Make a well in the center of the oat mixture; fold in the tofu mixture until combined. Spread evenly in the prepared pan.

  5. Bake until firm in the center and golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into bars with a sharp knife. (line a couple of muffin tins with cup cake holders and spoon into them. Bake until the tooth pick test or broom straw test checks out clean) These make good breakfast for Moms, Dads and kids-they are great with a cup of tea, coffee or if a child hot cocoa made with skim milk or a glass of milk. I wrap them, sack them and bring with me for breaks so I have a healthy alternative to every one else's pastry)

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breakfast apricot walnut cereal oats low sodium low saturated fat