Oatmeal Peanut Butter Trail Bars Recipe

Looking for an easy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Trail Bars recipe? Learn how to make Oatmeal Peanut Butter Trail Bars using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by spotthecat1

Makes 12 servings



When you bake your own ?energy? bars, you can be assured that they include whole grains like rolled oats and whole wheat flour and healthy fats like canola oil, peanut butter, and walnuts. Peanut butter stands in for butter in these treats, reducing the saturated fat and boosting protein. These bars make ideal snacks?tuck one into your pocket when you head out the door. (from reader's digest: http://www.rd.com/living-healthy/oatmeal-peanut-butter-trail-bars/article50179.html)

Recipe Ingredients for Oatmeal Peanut Butter Trail Bars

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 c. milk powder
1/4 c. wheat germ
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup peanut butter, smooth
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 large egg
1 large egg whites
2 tablespoons peanut oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup dried cranberries (or raisins)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or almonds (2 ounces/60 grams)

Recipe Directions for Oatmeal Peanut Butter Trail Bars

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F (180C). Coat a 9 x 13-inch (23 x 33-centimeter) baking pan with nonstick spray.

  2. Whisk the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Beat the peanut butter, sugar, and honey in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer until blended. Blend egg and egg whites with a fork in a small bowl. Add to the peanut butter mixture, along with oil and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Add reserved flour mixture and mix with a rubber spatula. Mix in oats, dried cranberries (or raisins), walnuts (or almonds), and chocolate chips. Scrape batter into the prepared baking dish. Use a piece of plastic wrap to spread batter into an even layer.

  3. Bake the bars until lightly browned and firm to the touch, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan on a rack before cutting into 24 bars. One serving is one 2 x 2-inch (5 x 5-centimeter) bar.

  4. Ingredient Note: If you must avoid peanut butter because of an allergy, you can substitute soy nut butter or sunflower seed butter (for tips on adapting recipes to sunflower seed butter, visit www.sunbutter.com). You can replace the nuts with unsalted roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) and/or sunflower seeds (look for unsalted seeds in the bulk bins of natural foods stores).

Categories

Breakfast

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 82.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
286
Calories from Fat
105
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.7g
18%
Saturated Fat
2.1g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
37mg
12%
Sodium
187mg
8%
Potassium
212mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
36.7g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3.5g
14%
Sugars
19.6g
Protein
11.0g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 14% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • High in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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