Here’s my first recipe of the day (photos will be posted later, I’m lazy!)
Homemade Granola Bars
- 2 c. old fashioned oats
- 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
- 1/4 c. wheat germ
- 1/4 c. flaxseed
- 1/4 c. honey
- 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1 1/2 t. cinnamon
- 1/4 c. sunflower seeds
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom of a 7×11 pan.
Mix all the dry ingredients, add in all the wet ingredients. The mixture should mostly stick together, but add more applesauce if it’s crumbly.
Pan into pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool, cut and eat.
Here are my variations. The original recipe called for raisins, which I don’t have. I used the sunflower seeds instead. It also called for 1/2 c. of them, but I only used 1/4 c. to save some calories. I let them cool a bit and then cut them up before they got too cool. I got 16 bars out of it.
I will definately keep working with this recipe. It could be a tad sweeter and firmer, but since it’s applesauce and not butter it doesn’t really firm up a ton. Both of my girls really like them and so do I and DH. I think they could use almonds, chocolate chips or peanut butter in some fashion too and they’d be even better. The nice thing is they are only 2 points+ each.
Recipe #2 was a
Homemade Wheat Cracker
Mix flour & salt. Add in oil and water and knead with hands until it makes a nice dough ball. If it’s too dry add more water. Roll it out and use tiny cookie cutters to make the crackers. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 12-15 minutes. Cool on a rack for 1 hour and enjoy.
I’ll admit I haven’t eaten one yet. L likes them, C doesn’t.
I did add in some herbs to this recipe too. After the taste test later I’ll know more as far as seasoning goes. It was hard to roll out the dough since I skimped on the 1 T. of oil, but I muscled through it! 2 crackers is 1 points+, 3-4 is 2, 5-6 is 3, etc.
Currently in the bread machine I have my 3 seed bread. It’s a tad modified since I don’t have whole flaxseeds, I only have milled flaxseeds. The girls will love this bread and I hope to use it for lunches this week.