One of the hardest meals these days is breakfast!! Getting three girls up+dressed+packed for school + fed+bathroomed and out the door ONTIME is quite the feat! I feel that some days I am amazed we got anything done😅. Breakfast is so important. Especially since Liesel only gets lunch and zero (that’s right 0) snacks at school!!
I wish I had it all together and was cooking them eggs or making them porridge (what the girls call steel cuts) everyday. But, let’s be honest, some days there.just.isnt.enough.time. So when I came across an amazing recipe for protein packed and zero refined sugar-filled bars I was ecstatic!
I whipped them up Sunday evening once the girls were in bed and they were cooked and ready to go in the am🙌. The girls loved them (well 2/3)-Moira ate them but then said “these are not my favwite. Tomorrow I want granola again.” Liesel however reported “those were amazing!!” The bars lasted the whole week and made for one happy (and less drained) momma!!
* 3/4c skim milk
* 1/2c peanut butter
* 1 tsp vanilla
* 1/4c applesauce
* 1/4c honey
* 1c grated Apple (squeeze water out)
* 1 egg
* 1.5c rolled oats
* 1/4c white whole wheat flour
* 1 tsp baking soda
* 1 tsp cinnamon
Mix the first seven ingredients in a mixing bowl until blended. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until just moistened.
Spoon into a 9×9 pan and cook at 350 for about 30 minutes. Or until golden brown on the top.
Allow bars to cool completely before cutting and eating.