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Granola Energy Squares

Here they are Michelle! From The New Lighthearted Cookbook by Anne Lindsay. I haven’t tried them though, so if you do, and they’re good, let me know. Hey, let’s have a race to see who can make them first…

1/2 cup butter, melted

3/4 cup corn syrup

2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats

1 cup wheat bran

1 cup sunflower seeds ……….oh no, those are going to slow me down. I’m going to have to go shopping.

1 cup dried apricots, dates or raisins, or a combination……or, in my house, chocolate chips.

1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans)

1/4 cup sesame seeds……think I’ll leave those out.

In a large bowl, combine butter and corn syrup; stir in rolled oats, bran, sunflower seeds, dried fruit, and sesame seeds.

Firmly press into lightly greased 9×13-in cake pan; bake in 350 oven for 15 minutes or until golden. Let cool and cut into squares. Store in airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 2 months.

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5 Minute Oat Squares

I just found this recipe yesterday (in The New Lighthearted Cookbook by Anne Lindsay) and I’ve already made it twice. Well, to be perfectly honest, I made it once, and L made it once, but the point being that it’s okay tasting and extra-super-fast. So fast that an 11-year old can whip it up between school and diving practice because she doesn’t feel like having toast.

It’s really crumbly, so I made two of them eat outside. I already sweep the kitchen three times a day. It’s my limit.

Melt half a cup of margarine in an 8in square glass pan. Add half a cup of brown sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, and 2 cups of oats. Add raisins or choc chips or cranberries if you want. Pat down flat, and put back in the microwave for 4-5 minutes. Let cool, cut into squares.

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Baked Apple Slices

Kind of a strange little snack, but healthy, and fast, so I’m all over it. It’s apple pie without the pastry. (From More Heart Smart Cooking by Bonnie Stern.)

4 or so apples, peeled, cored, and cut into wedges

1/3 cup flour

1/3 cup sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

Mix the dry ingredients, add the apple slices, and toss to coat. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 15-20 mins at 450°F. Serve warm.

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