Yummy Apricot Breakfast BarsBy
One day a few weeks ago, I was getting ready to make my Giant Breakfast Cookie recipe…but decided to play with it a bit and create some kind of breakfast bar instead. (I LOVE playing with recipes!)
I came up with these yummy apricot bars and knew I’d have to share it with you.
And then I forgot. (So sorry.)
Then, last week, Marie emailed and asked if I’d try to come up with a good breakfast bar recipe (I think she said something about ”since you’re so brilliant in the kitchen”…yeah, that was it.). And I was reminded that indeed…I had already come up with one. So Marie (and everyone else)…here you go! (I hope you like them…but if you don’t, can we still be friends?) :)
Apricot Breakfast Bars
2 sticks butter
3/4 cup honey
1 t. baking soda
1 t. sea salt
1 t. vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup sesame seeds
3/4 cup dried apricots
Melt butter and honey together. Remove from heat. Pour mixture into a mixing bowl and add baking soda, salt, vanilla and buttermilk and eggs. Stir in flour, oats, coconut and sesame seeds until well combined. Cut dried apricots into small bites (I usually cut mine into fourths). Fold apricot pieces into dough.
Bake in a 9 x 13 baking pan at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
*Make these bars even healthier by soaking the wheat and oats first to make them easier to digest:
Mix melted (and cooled) butter, buttermilk (with live cultures), flour and oats thoroughly in a glass bowl. Cover and leave on the countertop overnight. In the morning, stir in remaining ingredients. Bake as above.
You can play with these yourself and add any combination of fruit and nuts…I know I’ll continue to mix and match different ingredients! Enjoy!
You’ll find more kitchen tips at Tammy’s Recipes!
[tags]breakfast bars, healthy recipes, whole wheat[/tags]