Sunday, February 1, 2015

Healthy Baked Oatmeal Bars Recipe

Healthy Snacks Can Keep New Year's Resolutions on Track during Super Bowl Watch Parties ~ 'The Daniel Plan' Offers a Tasty Alternative.

The Super Bowl is the second highest day of food consumption all year long. Yet, many individuals this time of year are still clinging to his or her New Year's resolutions and lifestyle changes. Parties and special events can often be the hardest times to stick to those changes. The Daniel Plan is a healthy lifestyle program developed by Drs. Rick Warren, Daniel Amen, and Mark Hyman and based on the five essential principles of food, fitness, focus, faith and friends.

The No. 1 New York Times bestselling book, "The Daniel Plan" and the supplemental "The Daniel Plan Cookbook" offer readers easy-to-implement guidelines to develop a healthier lifestyle, including choosing easy-to-prepare, great-tasting dishes like this tasty Baked Oatmeal Bars recipe.

Baked Oatmeal Bars Recipe

2 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
1 ½ t. baking powder
½ t. salt
2 ½ t. cinnamon
4 t. of liquid stevia extract
1 c. unsweetened coconut milk
1 egg white
½ c. unsweetened applesauce
1 ¼ t vanilla
1 c. 70 percent bitter sweet chocolate chunks, finely chooped

Preheat oven to 350; spray coconut oil on 8×8 pan. Combine oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in a food processor and pulse to mix well. Add milk, egg white, applesauce, stevia and vanilla to dry ingredients. Mix well. Gently fold in chocolate chunks. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly before cutting into squares. Makes 8 large squares or 16 smaller squares. Can substitute raisins, cranberries, dried cherries, etc, or reduce amount of milk and add Peanut butter.

Taken from "The Daniel Plan Cookbook: Healthy Eating for Life" / Rick Warren, D. Min., Daniel Amen, M.D., Mark Hyman, M.D., Copyright © 2014 by The Daniel Plan. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved. Product available at ---> HERE.

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