Oatmeal Flax Bars
½ cup Butter (You can also use cooked and blended white beans)
½ cup Agave Nectar
¼ cup + 2 Tablespoons Flax Seed Meal
4 Tablespoons Water
1 ½ cups Sprouted Whole Wheat Flour
1 ¾ cups Rolled Oats
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cups raisins or craisins or whatever else meets your fancy
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix all wet ingredients and then add dry ingredients one at a time. Flatten out dough on a cookie sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are slightly browned. Cut into bars. Wrap each bar with saran wrap.
I love to wrap these. I could hear other's complaints about having to wrap each one. (They would just end up one big crumbly mess if you don't.) I really find a lot of fulfillment in seeing my children unwrap these deliciously healthy granola bars that were wrapped just for their individual fingers and their hungry tummies - from a mother who made and wrapped these treats with love (even if it is in a rather rushed way some days) rather than some huge machine picking up and dropping down one of the hundreds of thousands of treats being carried away on a conveyor belt.
Thanks Tiffany for giving me this wonderful recipe!