Turn your “lazy” Sunday into energized Sunday! Instead of spending your day in your living room, why not spend it in the kitchen?! Today is a great day to prepare a few grab-and-go breakfast items that you can take with you to work every morning.
Want an easy breakfast option? You gotta try these homemade breakfast bars! Scrumptious!
There are so many types of bars and different ingredients you can make them with, the possibilities are endless! One of our favorites is these blackberry breakfast bars. They are filled with whole grain oats, for sustained energy!
Blackberrylicious Breakfast Bars
– 2 cups of fresh (or frozen) blackberries
– 1 tablespoon of sugar
– 2 tablespoons of water
– 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
– 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
– 1 cup whole white flour
– 1 cup quick cooking rolled oats
– 2/3 cup brown sugar
– 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
– 1/3 cup of Earth’s Balance organic buttery spread, melted
Filling: Combine blackberries, sugar, water, lemon juice, and cinnamon in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil. Once at a boil, reduce the heat and let simmer for about 8 minutes while stirring. Remove from heat and let sit.
Base: Stir together oats, flour, cinnamon, brown sugar, and baking soda. Set aside 1 cup of this mixture for topping. Add melted margarine to the remaining oat mixture and press it into an ungreased pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.
Remove from oven and spread filling on top of crust. Sprinkle 1 cup oat mixture on top of the filling. Lightly press oat mixture into filling and place back in the oven for about 20 minutes.
Makes 12 bars, less than 200 calories each!!
Do you make any fun breakfast bars?