1 1/2 c applesauce
1 1/2 c oats
1/4 c flour
1/2 c walnuts
2/3 c raisins or dates
Mix. [You could optionally add sweetner like honey or sugar if desired.] Add walnuts and dried fruit last. Pour into 8x11 greased baking dish. Sprinkle cinnamon (or cinnamon sugar) on the top. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 min. to an hour or until golden and bar-like in texture.
Applesauce bars are simple and nutritious, and make a good and hearty breakfast. They are a hit with the kids. The muffin recipe I use is less "local" (since it is sweetened with bananas--never local for Philly--and calls for blueberries--which will only be local this upcoming year if I can get my hands on lots of unsprayed ones to freeze before my baby comes next month), but is actually more of a hit with the adults.
Wholegrain Banana Blueberry Muffins
3 T olive oil
1 c applesauce (or blended mango)
3 mashed bananas
~1/2 c milk or soymilk
4 1/2 T honey
1 1/2 c flax
1 1/2 t baking soda
2 1/4 c flour blend (any whole grain flour blend)
3/4 t cinnamon
Mix wet ingredients and dry ingredients separately, then combine. Last fold in 2/3 c walnuts and 1 generous cup of blueberries or raspberries. Put into 2 muffin tins (makes 2 dozen). Bake at 375 degrees for about 15-20 min.
Enjoy! They're both good healthy breakfast recipes!