Saturday, February 5, 2011

butterscotch breakfast bars

I've been trying to think of something different for breakfast. We have been in a bit of a breakfast rut lately.

I was thinking of making some scones or biscotti but Spencer brought home 2 big cans of old-fashioned oats that his boss gave him (his boss's mother is going into a nursing home and they are cleaning out her pantry).

What can I make with oats?

Butterscotch Breakfast Bars
(adapted from this recipe)

1/2 c. almond butter
1/4 c. brown sugar (packed)
1/4 c. honey or agave nectar
1/4 c. butter (I used earth balance)
1 Tbsp. coconut oil
2 c. old fashioned oats
1/4 c. coarsely chopped cashews
1 Tbsp. flax seed
1/3 c. butterscotch chips

Combine first five ingredients in a pan and heat on medium heat until dissolved. Stirring constantly. Put the oats, cashews, flax seed and butterscotch chips in a large bowl. When butter/sugar mixture is dissolved pour onto oats and stir until evenly coated.

Pour the mixture into a greased 9x11 glass dish and pat down with a rubber spatula.

Bake at 350 for about 25-30 minutes.

This turned out really good. Everyone in the family approved.:) I think next time I make them I will try adding dried apples and cinnamon. Dried cranberries and white chocolate chips would also be a good flavor combination.



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  1. Yum! This is one of the best recipes I've seen in a while! Mmmm!!

  2. I'm a bit late, but following you from Friday's blog hop! You can find me at

  3. Mmh...sounds and looks delicious! I may have to try these!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Good night! xxx

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog! These look absolutely delicious, I'm going to try them!

  5. These look great, Amelia! I'm bookmarking these right now!

  6. Ooo I love butterscotch. It is one of my favorite things to put in baked goods!!! I just found your blog and have really enjoyed reading it! I can't wait to see more posts :-)

  7. My kids would say--cookies for b'fast. I would say don't knock it! These sound really yummy!

  8. I'm always looking for things like this for breakfast. Yummmmm...especially with coffee! :)

  9. wow! love it * the hubs would totally dig! thanx for sharing :D new follower ...

  10. These look SO SO SO good. I love butterscotch chips - but i moderation - this seems like the perfect vehicle to enjoy them! YUM! :)

  11. I will be featuring this post tomorrow at Sugar and Dots!