Yield: 16 servings
|1½ cup||Rolled oats|
|¼ cup||Oat bran|
|¼ cup||Finely chopped almonds|
|½ teaspoon||Ground cinnamon|
|2 tablespoons||Vegetable oil plus|
|1 teaspoon||Vegetable oil|
|½ teaspoon||Vanilla extract|
|¼ teaspoon||Almond extract|
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine remaining ingredients and add to dry mixture. Mix until all ingredients are moistened.
Press mixture into a rectangular shape 7 inches wide and nine inches long. (Wet hands or use one hand and a damp spoon.) Bake about 12 minutes. Remove from oven and cut into 16 bars using a sharp knife. Separate bars slightly and return to oven for 3 to 5 minutes more. The browner the bottom of the bars, the crisper they will be when cool.
The edges will crumble slightly when cut - set aside for a snack.
Remove to a wire rack to cool.
1 bar = 86 calories, 2 grams protein, 4 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrate, 1 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 1 gram fiber. One starch exchange = 15 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams protein, 80 calories One fat exchange = 5 grams fat, 45 calories Adapted from Oat Cuisine Shared by Elizabeth Rodier Feb 94