Let’s start with our dry ingredients!
Pour 2 cups of rolled oats in a bowl…
next add half a cup of brown sugar.
Now add half a cup of wheat germ.
What the heck is wheat germ? It’s the embryo of the wheat kernel and it’s one of the best sources of folic acid. It packs an awesome punch of fiber and it’s benefits are not destroyed by cooking. Best of all you won’t even know it’s in there.
Good stuff huh?
Throw in 1 cup of wheat flour…
Two tablespoons of flaxseed for crunch…
and 3/4 of a teaspoon of salt.
I saved the best part for last.
Throw six Oreo cookies in a large plastic bag and crush them up with a rolling pin.
Add them to your bowl of dry healthy stuff.
Now for the wet ingredients.
Start with a half cup of honey…
P.S Don’t you hate measuring honey? It sticks to the cup and then it’s a pain to scrape out. If you spray your measuring cup with cooking spray first your honey will slide right out. Much better huh?
Next add a half cup of applesauce…
a half cup of vegetable oil…
and one egg.
Give everything a good stir…
Time to combine all of the ingredients into one bowl.
Mix, mix, mix!
Spray a 9 by 13 inch pan with cooking spay, then lightly press your mixture in.
Pop this into a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, or until the edges are slightly brown.
Cut your bars right when they come out of the oven, but let them cool completely before removing them from your pan.
You can be super cute and wrap them in wax paper or you can just keep them in the dish because you know they probably won’t make it to tomorrow!
- 2 cups of rolled oats
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1/2 cup of wheat germ
- 1 cup of wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons of flax seed
- 3/4 teaspoon of salt
- 6 crushed oreo cookies
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1 egg