Despite my very poor baking skills (I usually burn cookies), I wanted to give Ellie Krieger's energy bar recipe a try. I was slightly nervous because I have always heard how precise baking needed to be, and here I go leaving out three ingredients: figs, ginger, and dry milk. Despite their absence, I was successful with my initial batch. Since then (sometime back in April or May), I have been making these about once a week. For all you non-bakers out there, this should be easy for you! Plus, the prep time takes me less than ten minutes.
1 cup oats
1 cup bran cereal
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup honey
yields 9 bars
Notes and Tools
- I use the Cuisinart 14-cup food processor
- I like to store foods in glass containers with lids. I picked up a few by Pyrex from the HomeGoods Store. Macy's has a great deal on a set of 10 glass Pyrex dishes
- I am starting to use a combination of 1/2 cup All-Bran and 1/2 cup Cracklin' Oat Bran. The one time I tried using strictly All-Bran, I did not like result. I probably did not put enough honey in the mixture AND added a bland cereal. The result was dry and not as tasty.
- I am really tempted to replace the current nut and dried fruit I use with macadamia nuts and dried pineapple!