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Cranberry Breakfast Bar

Jul 22, 2013 11:30AM ● By Bailey Hemphill
Toss the sugary cereals. Here’s an on-the-go breakfast bar or healthy snack recipe that’s ready when you are. Full of sweet cranberries, oats, and almonds, these bars offer great taste in every bite.

Ingredients (yield 16 bars)

  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup (about 2 oz.) chopped almonds
  • 3 cups unsweetened puffed-grain cereal, such as Kashi
  • 2 cups dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 12 oz. silken tofu, drained
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp grated orange zest
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a large (15¼” x 10¼”) baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • On another baking sheet with sides, spread oats and almonds. Bake until light golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and add puffed cereal, dried cranberries, flour, and salt; stir to combine. Set aside.
  • In a food processor or blender, purée tofu, egg, oil, honey, vanilla, and orange zest until smooth.
  • Add the tofu mixture to the puffed cereal mixture and stir gently until combined. Spread evenly in the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until firm in the center and golden brown. Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. With a sharp knife, cut into 16 bars.
  • To make ahead: Individually wrap each bar in plastic wrap and store at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw at room temperature or remove plastic, wrap in a paper towel and defrost in microwave.
Nutrition Facts Serving Size: 1 bar Calories: 321 Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 12mg Sodium: 81mg Carbohydrates: 50g Fiber: 5g Protein: 8g

* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe’s nutritional content.

For more healthy recipes, visit The Healthy Kohl’s Kids program is a partnership between Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and Kohl’s Department Stores to educate children and parents about healthy nutrition and fitness.

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