I recently discovered a fantastic recipe for oatmeal bars that are not only delicious but good for you too.
They are from Dana Angelo White from the Food Network. I made these oatmeal bars an after school snack for my kids and they absolutely loved them!
These oatmeal bars are quick and easy to make. I love knowing exactly what’s in them compared to eating a granola bar from a box which has ingredients we cannot even pronounce!
INGREDIENTS (Recipe from Dana Angelo White )
½ cup honey
½ cup natural creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon canola oil
¼ cup light brown sugar
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups crisp brown rice cereal
¼ cup toasted wheat germ
½ cup chopped roasted peanuts
½ cup chopped dried apricots
½ cup chopped dried figs
½ teaspoon kosher salt
Spray a 9 by 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine honey, peanut butter, maple syrup, canola oil, brown sugar and cinnamon.
Stir and cook about 3 to 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
In a large bowl, combine oats, rice cereal, wheat germ, peanuts, apricots, figs and salt.
Pour peanut butter mixture over oatmeal mixture and stir until combined.
Transfer the mixture to a baking dish, cover with parchment paper or wax paper and press down firmly into the dish.
Allow to cool completely.
Cut into squares or bars