Saturday, October 11, 2008

Lavender Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup oats
1/3 cup chopped almonds
½ tsp edible lavender buds
1 egg
1/4 cup yogurt
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl combine the flour, oats, almonds and lavender and set aside.

In a smaller bowl whisk together the egg, yogurt, honey and vanilla extract. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir together with a large spoon or your hands until the dough comes together.

Pat the dough into a squares directly on the parchment paper, cut through with a sharp knife into 9 pieces and bake for 10-12 minutes. Do not overbake or you will end up with rocks under your teeth. Let cool and break the squares apart. Feel free to use a scoop and make drop cookies instead.

Serve with fresh whipped cream. If you serve plain then the breakfast bars tend to be a bit bland. But with the fresh cream (or even vanilla yogurt and some dried fruit of your choice), it adds some sweetness.

I woke up this morning and was itching to try this recipe.
I am glad that I did....It's a keeper!

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