So today my "Healthy Hero" friend, Cindy, gave me her homemade Power/Breakfast/Healthy treat Bars. As usual, I was a little suspicious of the ingredients since she wouldn't tell me what was in them until I had a bite. I was pleasantly surprised by the taste as well as the ingredient list.
As a breast cancer survivor, I have been instructed to stay away from soy. I know there are all different schools of thought on the subject, but I am listening to my oncologist and just steering clear of the stuff. Do you know how hard it is to find a breakfast bar without soy in it? I have fallen in love with the Lara Bar - and with their oodles of flavors I'm usually set. I am happy to have found this treat to give my taste buds a change and save a little change as well.
Make a batch and see if you don't love them as well!
Cindy's Healthy Breakfast Bar
1 1/4 cup flour (Cindy actually ground some oats for me in her Vita mixer. IMPRESSIVE!) 1 teaspoon non-alum baking powder 3 eggs, well beaten 1 cup pitted dates, soaked in 1/4 cup hot water to soften 1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
In a bowl, thoroughly whisk eggs. Add flour, baking powder and mix. Add dates and nuts. Pour into lightly greased 8 x8x2 pan. Bake at 250 for 40 minutes. Do not over cook. Should stay moist.
Bonus Ingredients: Try adding dried orange or lemon peel, coconut, crushed pineapple, or chopped and dehydrated apricots.