Wheatless Wednesday – Oat Nut Bars

WARNING – HIGHLY ADDICTIVE! I am often looking around the kitchen for something quick to eat with my morning coffee without making a whole production. These whole grain bars are delicious for breakfast but could also be the perfect afternoon or afterschool snack, now that kids are starting to go back to school. Easy, mix, bake, slice… Enjoy!-GMD

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Oat Nut Bars

WARNING – HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!  I am often looking around the kitchen for something quick to eat with my morning coffee without making a whole production.  Most  convenience foods are not very good for you, even if the packaging tells you otherwise.  So when I saw this recipe in Bon Appetite (January, 2014) I thought it could be just the thing.  Boy was I right (or wrong)!  These are so delicious that its hard to eat just one.  Luckily, they are loaded with nutrition.  They are made with 100% whole grains, seeds and nuts which means the bran and the germ are left intact which is where most of the nutrients are. I used whole almonds, sesame seeds and added coconut flakes, since I love all things coconut, and really like the result.  I would also recommend having coconut oil in your pantry as one of the ‘good’ oils with many health benefits.  The maple syrup…

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