Lemon-Cardamom Oat Bars

>> Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Lately, I've been sticking with what I know best for baking. Usually peanut butter and chocolate cookies. Chocolate chip cookies. More cookies with chocolate and peanut butter. Etc. So, I challenged myself to bake outside my comfort zone last week (well that's a dramatic way to describe it) -- with tasty results. Blame it on not eating breakfast that day, but these bars were gone in no time at all.

And they're, dare I say, somewhat healthy? So, it's all good.


LEMON-CARDAMOM OAT BARS

What you'll need . . .
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg or replacement for 1 egg Ener-G egg replacer (1-1/2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons water)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom

Method . . .
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8" x 8" baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the syrup, egg replacer, lemon juice, and cardamom.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until well moistened.
  5. Pour into prepared baking pan. Flatten. And bake for 25 minutes. Until golden.

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