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.

Enjoy.

amelia

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11 comments:

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

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  2. I'm a bit late, but following you from Friday's blog hop! You can find me at http://thasuburbanhousewife.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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  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 :-)

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

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

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

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

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

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