Anyway, my week has been okay. Valentine's Day was just like any other day. The only thing different was that people brought all these balloons, teddy bears and what not just for the special day. It's crazy carrying it around school, but it's a really sweet thing.
Now, let's get back to baking. As you know, I love granola bars. LUNA bars, Clif Bars, Larabars, you name it. I guess I just like any kind of bars in general. So, I decided to look for a delicious, healthy bar recipe that uses simple ingredients that everyone has on hand. The sad thing is that, I didn't have any chocolate chips on hand to make chocolate chip bars, but, at least I had peanut butter, the next best thing. I also have tons of oatmeal. So, I decided to make Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Oat Bars. You can add chocolate chips to it too. I will next time. Here's the recipe. Enjoy. :)
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup fat free milk
- 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla or banana extract
- chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Butter a 9 x 13 pan. Or, cover it with aluminium foil.
- In a bowl, mix the peanut butter with the sugar. Mix in the vanilla extract. In another bowl, combine the oats, flour and baking powder.
- Mix the flour mixture into the peanut butter mixture.
- Mix it until combined. The dough should be crumbly.
- Pour in the milk and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Place the mixture into the pan and spread it evenly.
- Bake it for about 30 minutes.
- Take out, let it cool and then cut it into pieces. It will crumble if you cut it when it's hot.