Mar 21, 2008

HEATHLY OATS AND BERRY BREAKFAST BARS


Breakfast has been always important and will be an important meal of the day. The body needs a kick after 10 hours of fasting . Fasting slows the metabolism rate and so healthy and nutritious breakfast is always recommended to kick start your day. It is always advisable to have breakfast with in 30 to 40 mins of waking up.

I have followed the above principle and I feel more energetic compare to having just cup of tea and then having late breakfast. I feel slightly weary and tired when the daily grind comes to a halt. A healthy breakfast not only kicks the metabolism rate but also help s to pull through the daily grind of the day

I am very happy to see a event hosted by Mansi .The saying Breakfast should eaten like a king , lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper is not a myth. These nutritious bar are very helpful when we are tied up with work or running short of time. These bars are packed with goodness of oats and blackberries that are rich in antioxidants. A glass of milk or a cup of hot chocolate with few bars would be a ideal breakfast.I really love this bars as they are very easy to pack and gives me more energy and also great for snack box too..

The original is adapted from
http://www.joyofbaking.com/RaspberryOatmealSquares.html

I have followed the exact recipe with few modifications. I have used whole wheat flour instead of plain flour and substituted blackberries for Raspberry.As Stephanie has suggested in her recipe to make jam/Conserve a day before baking these bars. I exactly followed her steps.

For Blackberry jam

2 cup frozen or thawed blackberry
¼ cup sugar
Boil sugar and berries in a pan, simmer for 20 mins and cook till it thickens . Let it cool down and then keep it in the fridge.

Ingredients for the bar

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 /4 cup plain flour
1/2 cup margarine
1 tsp Baking soda
1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp salt
2 cup rolled oats

Method

Cream margarine and sugar until well incorporated.Add egg and vanilla extract and whisk it till is light and fluffy.Sieve flours and add baking soda and salt.Gently fold the flour into the mix. Add 1 ¾ cup of oats to the batter.

Line a baking tray ( 9 x 9 inch (23 x 23 cm) ) with a butter paper.Gently spread to 2/3 of the batter in the pan . Pour the blackberry jam and spread it evenly


Add the left over ¼ cup oats to the remaining batter.Top it with remaining mix


Bake it for 25 to 30 mins.When cool slice into bars.

Store in airtight containers.

This is my contribution to WBB21


http://funnfud.blogspot.com/2008/03/event-announcement-wbb21-balanced.html


7 comments:

ANJALI J. said...

wow! delicious.. healthy breakfast indeed.

Happy cook said...

Looks delicious.
Not to mention really healthy

Saswati said...

very healthy breakfast...hav etagged you for a meme:)

ranji said...

i really love these oat/cereal bars...always have some stock in my house...my husband has them as a snack in the office...next time i wont buy ,will make these.:)
nice entry....

Mansi Desai said...

omg! these are my favorite breakfast bars! and yours look perfect! thanks so much for making these for WBB:)

Divya Vikram said...

the bars look great..Thanks for dropping by my blog..

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

These are scrumptious looking...YUM!!