|Chocolate Chip Walnut|
1/2 cup honey
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup coconut oil (or butter)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For oatmeal raisin bars, add 3/4 cup raisins, 3/4 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
For chocolate chip bars, add 3/4 cup chocolate chips (I like mini chips), 1/2 cup chopped peanuts or walnuts
For cranberry bars, add 3/4 cup dried cranberries, 3/4 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 cup chopped almonds
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
Superfoods used: oats (and other whole grains), walnuts (or peanuts, almonds) and possibly berries (cranberries)
- In a large bowl, mix together the first 5 ingredients. Make a well in the center, and pour in the honey, egg, oil and vanilla. Mix well. Wet hands, and pat the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bars begin to turn golden at the edges. Cool for 5 minutes, then cut into bars while still warm.
Of course you will need something to wash this down, so I would suggest a smoothie. My measurements are what is needed to fill my blender. That ends up being about 4 adult portions, so you can scale the recipe down if you don't need this much.
Into a blender, pour 2 cups yogurt (I use homemade plain yogurt) and 1 cup of orange juice. Add approximately 2 cups of frozen fruit (strawberries and /or blueberries would be good superfood choices, but we also peaches, bananas or mangoes). Then I add fresh items (spinach, steamed carrots, bananas, pineapple, melon are all great choices). I blend it all together and take a taste. If it needs to be sweetened, I add some honey or homemade jelly/jam that didn't get thick enough. Yes, I'm thrifty enough to use the things I make even if they don't turn out well for their original purpose! :)
Superfoods used: yogurt, oranges, blueberries (and/or strawberries), spinach, steamed carrots
If I wanted to really ramp up my smoothie, I could add wheat germ or flaxseed. But in one meal I've already had 7 different superfood groups. There's no reason to be a show-off! LOL