Apple Squash Oatmeal Breakfast Bars (Whole Wheat, No Sugar) Recipe

Apple Squash Oatmeal Breakfast Bars (Whole Wheat, No Sugar) Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups squash puree (homemade steamed + mashed kabocha squash)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate extract (or other extract of choice)
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour (or: 1 cup oat bran + 1 cup whole wheat flour + 1 cup white flour)
  • 1.5 cups finely chopped apple
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 teaspoons cinnamon (apple pie spice)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds (or other nut)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375F,¬†grease or butter a large flat baking pan.
  • In large bowl, combine oil, squash puree, eggs, and extract – mix well.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the flours, apple, salt, cinnamon, and sunflower seeds.
  • Add dry ingredient mix to the wet ingredients; you can mix it with your (clean) hands if that is easier than with a spoon.
  • Spread dough (it’s thick) onto the baking pan. Bake for 45 minutes.

Makes 24 bars.

Prep time: 15 minutes.

Cook time: 45 minutes.

113 calories per bar.

Cook’s note: try serving it spread with butter or whipped cream cheese.