So I give you today ~~
(if you want an explanation of the name, well that’s a whole ‘nuther blog post!)
1 1/2 Cups white flour (could be half whole wheat, half white)
2 Cups rolled oats, or quick oats
1/4 Cup wheat germ
1/2 can of pumpkin (the smaller size can 16 oz? makes 1 pie ~ freeze remaining 1/2 for another batch.)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 Cup brown sugar
2/3 Cup oil (light olive, vegetable etc)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Mix all of the above into a mixing bowl and stir until well combined. Then add in:
1 Cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 Cup dried cherry craisins
1/2 Cup shredded unsweetened coconut (get the good stuff not the regular from the grocery store where they put chemicals in it!)
1/2 Cup chopped or slivered almonds
Oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Scoop out all of batter and spread into a pan. Bake for 25 minutes.
THEN, and this is important in getting the right chewy, slightly crunchy…it’s just good, taste.
Cut into squares and place on a cookie sheet and bake an additional 12-15 minutes. Cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.
These should freeze well too, although I have not tried it yet. They get eaten too fast. They did stay fresh in an air tight container for many days though.
These are such a hit and very easy to make! They are a great, healthy, quick snack. Very portable, good energy and stick with you.
Kellie whipped these up today!
Happy Healthy Home!