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Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

What you need: 

2 2/3 cups oats
1/3 cup flax seed meal
1/2 cup dried fruit
2/3 cup chopped nuts (I use pecans)
1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
2 medium bananas, mashed
1 liquid egg replacer (I use Ener G)
1/3 cup canola oil
1-2 tablespoons agave nectar

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a cookie sheet. Combine all the dry ingredients and mix well.
2. Add mashed bananas, prepared egg replacer, oil and sweetener and mix well until blended and mixture is sticky. Add water, as needed for a sticky consistency.
3. Shape dough into bars on prepared cookie sheet, making the bars about 1/3" thick. I would definitely recommend shaping all the bars at one time, because the longer the dough sits, the stickier it gets.
4. Bake for 15 minutes.
I make these for my husband in lieu of buying him store bought breakfast bars. They are healthier and cheaper.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

this was an awesome recipe! i used fresh cranberries (cut in half) sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds and a handful of vegan chocolate chips. i used agave nectar as the sweetener....and i only had 1 banana so i doubled the "flax egg"...but i also used the flax meal...so they were a tiny bit slimy, if you know what i mean...not bad, but next time i think i'll use a little less flax and sub in some wheat germ. i also want to add some dried coconut next time too. they weren't sweet at all, except for the cranberry and chocolate, so i think i'll add an extra tablespoon of agave next time. overall, they were AWESOME! i'll definitely make these again and play around with the ingredients.

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This recipe is a keeper!  It's thoroughly adaptable to many tastes.  My favorites mix in (1)sesame seeds with pecans, dried pineapple and coconut and golden raisins with agave nectar and (2) walnuts, dried cranberries and currants with maple syrup in as substitutions or additions to the original recipe.

A trick for too-moist bars: use the bake timer on your oven, and let the bars stay in while the oven cools.  I did this accidentally the second time I made the bars, and was expecting dried-out husks when I returned home 6 hours after cooking.  Instead, they were perfectly firm, browned beautifully, and yet still moist and delicious.

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OK, so I haven't tasted the cookies yet, but they look beautiful and the batter was delicious.  I'm just gonna go ahead and say all out fantastic recipe!  Thank you.

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MMM. I just took these out of the oven  and cut them. I munched on one while I was cutting because I couldn't resist! They also made my apartment smell completely yummy!

I used:
Sweetner- Honey
Nuts- Pecan & Walnuts
Flaxmeal- ground flaxseed in a coffee grinder for fresh flaxmeal.
Egg Substitute- 1 TBSP ground flaxseed and 3 TBSP of hot water for the egg substitute
Oil- I used apple sauce instead

I can't wait to try different variations!

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Thumbs up!! ;)b  i used twice the required fruit ( which happened to be a half a bag of trader joe's just fruit mix) and added some of the no allergen chocolate chips and they are awesome.  i will try to upload a picture...

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Does anyone have any idea what would be a good replacement for the bananas?  I'm assuming there in there as a binder.

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awesome, thanks for the recipe :)

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YUM! I just made these but I stay away from bananas so I used
some canned pumpkin puree instead, apple sauce as an egg substitute.
and I just skipped the oil and they came out fine! (Maybe a little sweeter would be better though)
Thanks!

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This recipe was very tasty!  I made a few modifications based on the other reviews I had read.  First I subbed the flax for wheat germ and also the oil for apple sauce. I didn't form them into bars but just put them in a baking dish and then cut them into squares when they cooled. I found this faster than forming them into bars.  Also my daughter is addicted to the organic store bought fruit filled cereal bars so I took half the mixture and put it at the bottom of my dish then spread a layer of blueberry fruit spread on it then topped it with the remaining mixture. They came out great.  Very healthy without the oil and delicious too! I will definitely make them again!

Thanks for the recipe!

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Like others, mine came out very crumbly and soggy, which made them less than appetizing for me. Prob just didn't cook long enough...

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