Friday, August 15, 2008

Eggology Egg White Recipe of the Day: Fruit & Oatmeal Bar Snacks

Wikipedia defines "snack food" as a type of food not meant to be eaten as a main meal of the day – breakfast, lunch, or dinner – but one rather that is intended to assuage a person's hunger between these meals, providing a brief supply of energy for the body. The term may also refer to a food item consumed between meals purely for the enjoyment of its taste.

Admittedly, I like to consume food for the "enjoyment of its taste", but I also like to know that it's something healthy and nutritious for my body. As the old adage goes, You Are What You Eat. So when it comes to snacks, I strive to make mine at home, using fresh ingredients of my choice, as opposed to buying any of the pre-made, pre-packaged, full of food dye and MSG snacks that are so prevelant on the market today.

Today's featured recipe is a snack for your whole family to enjoy - made with the idea of toddlers in mind, but great for anyone, ages 2 to 102! Treat your toddlers (and yourself) to something good, and good for them!

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
8 ounces (1 container) vanilla or plain low-fat yogurt
1/4 cup Eggology egg whites, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup diced dried mixed fruit, such as raisins or dried blueberries or dried cranberries

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

In large bowl, combine sugars, yogurt, Eggology egg whites, oil, milk, and vanilla. Mix well.
In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; mix well. Add to yogurt mixture; mix well.

Stir in oats and fruit (and nuts and chips if you choose to use them).
Spread dough onto bottom of ungreased 13×9-inch baking pan.

Bake 28-32 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack.

Cut into bars. Store tightly covered.


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