Ok, I don't really know what's gotten into me, but I've had the urge to bake something for the past few days, and so this morning I did some research and right now I am baking something that might be the most awesome thing ever.
Oatmeal Breakfast Bars, people. Following the advice of some of the reviewers, I substituted Splenda for sugar and apple sauce for oil, so this recipe is pretty much 100% healthy (if you ignore how much sugar is in dried fruit of all types). And, for those of you who care about such things, it's vegan. That's right: no dairy, no eggs. It also doesn't use flour or any wheat products. I suppose if one wanted to go crazy, one could even make it using only organic ingredients, but Crazy had to draw the line somewhere and so she bought the cheap-ass Quaker oatmeal and not the Red Mill fancy kind, and she bought Kroger nuts, because dude, nuts are nuts.
And it took no time at all to do the prep. And my house smells DIVINE. Ooh! and now they're done! And they are delicious! And nutritious!
I feel like I am going to make a version of this once a week (changing up the nuts and fruits, etc.) to have for satisfying snacking and breakfast-on-the-go needs.
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