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Nutrition Packing Breakfast Bars

Contributed by: Lucinda Jenkins

Do you have a child that is a picky eater? Do you worry that they might not be getting the proper nutrition they need. Your worries are probably on target. There are alot of empty calorie foods out there that taste good but offer nothing in nutritional value. This is a cookie that we let our children eat for breakfast. We didn't want them to get the notion that cookies were for breakfast so we called them "Breakfast Bars" (that was before there was such a thing). This bar is packed with nutrition and tastes great!

These are good! They are really good!

Lucinda Jenkins is an LPNHC and is the owner of Glenbrook Farms Herbs and Such, an on-line herb and tea shop.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup of butter (not margarine)
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar (unprocessed sugar)
  • 1/2 cup of your native honey (from your area of the country)
  • 1/3 cup of granulated date powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • Beat until creamy
  • 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups of oatmeal (good fiber , good protein)
  • 1/2 cup of hemp seeds (these are a legal food and will NOT make kids high! This is one of the highest quality and concentrated forms of protein and EFA's, all needed for brain function)
  • 1/4 cup of flax seed
  • 1/4 of wheat germ (rich in Vitamin E)
  • 1/4 raisin, or dates, or walnuts or all of them... all great additives

Directions:

Beat together butter, sugar, honey and date powder.

Add egg, vanilla and beat until creamy.

Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Add dry ingredients to creamed ingredients.

Add oatmeal, hemp seeds, flax seed, wheat germ and raisins, dates and/or walnuts.

Drop on an ungreased cookie sheet or press into a 13 x 9 pan (will require longer baking time)

Bake at 375 degrees for 9-10 minutes.


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