Low Fat Breakfast Bars

  • Serves:
  • Cooking Time: MINS
  • Total Calories: 280 CALS

Nutrients per serving:

  • Protein: 12g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Carbohydrate: 48g

Directions

Preheat oven to 180° C (350° F). Combine oats, bran, wheat germ, flour, dried cranberries or raisins, almonds and walnuts (if using), baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg in a large bowl. Whisk together applesauce, milk, eggs and brown sugar in another bowl. Pour over dry ingredients and mix just to combine. Spread into a greased 8 inch (20 cm) square baking pan, smoothing top. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean, about 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on a rack before cutting into bars.

Tip: For a nut free option replace almonds and walnuts with 4 tbsp (60 mL) of your favourite dried fruits.

Preparation: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (500 mL) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) natural bran
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) dried cranberries or raisins
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) slivered almonds (optional)
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) baking soda
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup (250 mL) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) skim milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) packed brown sugar