It’s been one of those days…
The to-do list is long & as much as I wanted to get a jump start on my day, my sweet little Daniel came down at 7 and said, “Mommy will you lay with me?”
That was it.
The child is a human sedative, he is so snuggely, that all of a sudden it was 9.
And nothing got checked off the list while I was sleeping.
At least I got to wake up to these! I titled them Oatmeal Breakfast Bars, but in our house they are known as crumbly, nutty bits of goodness (named my my dear hubby)
They are tasty, and hearty and you will love them I promise!!
4- Cups Quick Oats
3/4- 1- Cup Brown Sugar (adjust to your sweetness preference)
1/3- Cup whole wheat flour
1- tsp Salt
1- tsp Cinnamon
1 1/2 – Cup walnuts – toasted (we’ll get to that in a minute)
1 1/2 – Cup raisins or other dried fruit
2/3- Cup peanut butter or other nut butter
1 1/2 – Stick butter ( I never claimed these were low fat.)
2- tsp vanilla
1/2 – 3/4 – Cup maple syrup or honey (or both)
First we’re going to toast our nuts (the 12 year old boy that lives inside of me is giggling)
I am not a fan of walnuts at all, but when they are toasted they are so much better.
Spread them out on a cookie sheet and stick them in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes stirring every 5 minutes.
Until they are nice and golden brown.
While your nuts are toasting, melt your butter in a small bowl. Add the maple syrup, brown sugar, peanut butter, vanilla and stir.
Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes, until nice and golden brown. They seem a little mushy but will set while they cool.