Tuesday, November 10, 2009

what's cooking wednesday - breakfast bars

The recipe for these breakfast bars was printed in this year's Milk calendar which just came with my latest issue of Canadian Living. I thought these would be a great easy to eat on the run breakfast snack that would help up my fibre intake in the morning.

picture tomorrow

Morning Glory Breakfast Bars

2 cups bran cereal
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup milk
3/4 cup drained canned crushed pineapple
1/2 cup plain yogurt (not fat free)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1/2 cup liquid honey

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 13 X 9 inch pan with tinfoil, leaving a 2 inch over hang at each end. Lightly butter foil.

In a bowl combine bran cereal, carrots, milk, pineapple and yogurt. Let stand for 5 minutes. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Whisk egg and honey into milk mixture. Pour over dry ingredients and stir until just moistened.

Spread into prepared pan, smoothing out the top. Bake for 30 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.

Recipe Notes: Well Mike was not a fan, but my guinea pig - ML and I both liked them. They are super moist and it doesn't really seem like you're eating a lot of fibre. Mike wasn't a fan, but that's fine.... more for me. The only small adjustment I'd make is to up the cinnamon. I like a stronger cinnamon taste.

What is What's Cooking Wednesday and how can I play?

What's cooking Wednesday was born out of a desire to get out of that what's for dinner rut. Playing is easy, on Wednesday post a recipe that has been tried and tested by you and then pop over here and add your name to the Mr. Linky. When entering your name also add the name of the recipe in brackets and make sure you link to your What's Cooking Wednesday post and not just your blog's front page. *All front page links will be deleted!* Don't make me be a jerk. And don't forget to link back here, the home of What's Cooking Wednesday.

So for example I would write Shan (Speedy Chicken Stir Fry) in the name section. For the URL section I would post this: http://shanrev.blogspot.com/2007/10/whats-cooking-wednesday-speedy-chicken.html

I'll let you in on a little secret, my WCW recipes are almost never made on a Wednesday. So feel free to cook and photograph whenever you have time and join us posting on Wednesday


K @ Prudent and Practical said...

I can't wait to see a photo of these bars! Interesting to see carrots as an ingredient for them. I'll have to make these this week :-)

K @ Prudent and Practical said...

PS - I screwed up my first linky, sorry!


I was leaving a link on Knowing You, Knowing Me but accidently linked to this one - I think I hit the tab button. Oooopsy!!