Friday, February 17, 2012

Oatmeal Raisin Wanna Be A Larabars

If my terrible pictures entice you enough to read further, these are delicious. So much so, that my two year old gobbled one up immediately. They're sugar free (except for natural sugar in the raisins of course), quick to make, and store well. Oh and my favorite, you can change it up a little if you like it another way. Are you wanting to know more yet? Then keep reading :)

I found the original recipe for these little bar of yum over on Chocolate Covered Katie. I've been a fan of her blog for well over a year now because her recipes look (and the the ones I've tried are) delicious. What makes her blog different? It's a vegan blog. I'm not vegan, as you know, but when she adds egg substitute I tend to add a real egg, things like that. This is a recipe she came up with that makes 3 look-alike Larabars. It is claimed that they keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks but I doubt they would last two days. I'm thinking about eating the third one as I'm writing this. I may be doing just that by the end of this post. 

Are you ready for a quick to-go treat that will bump up your energy and taste good??

Oatmeal Raisin Wanna Be A Larabars
Makes 3

- 6 tablespoons quick oats
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup walnuts
teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

1. In a food processor, process oats until fine.
2. Add in the rest of the ingredients and process just until a workable dough that you can shape with your hand, about 8-10 pulses.
3. Shape dough into three bars. Eat immediately or refrigerate up to two weeks.

Printable recipe

Adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie

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