Tuesday, May 05, 2009
This is an extremely flexible recipe. Replacing the honey with apple butter brings the sugar content down to a buzz-free level. But I do love the sweet, moist goodness the honey imparts.
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup raisins or 1/3 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey or apple butter
1 large egg, beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 F
Mix oats, sugar, wheat germ, cinnamon, flour, salt and raisins in medium bowl. Make a well in the center and add remaining ingredients. Mix well.Transfer to greased 9 x 13 pan and flatten mixture into pan while making it somewhat level.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until edges are brown. The majority of the pan may look under done. As long as the edges are brown, it's okay. Don't over bake or they bars will be dry.
Allow to cool completely in pan. Cut into squares and serve or store in airtight container. Can be stored in freezer.