Thursday, May 14, 2009

handmade mother's day treat

on mother's day spencer made me one of my most favorite treats- walnut cranberry bars! while I was at work on saturday, mark taught our budding chef how to make them, and he treated me to an entire batch! this is mark's recipe. I don't make these. I always make sure we have the ingredients and then make a request. when he has time, he blesses me with them. that he would think of doing this for me on mother's day made me so happy!! I hope you'll make them.
walnut cranberry bars
from: healthy appetite with Ellie Krieger
1 cup quick oats
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup applesauce
1/4 cup canola oil
1 egg
1 egg white
3/4 cup dried fruit (we use dried cranberries)
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup preserves (we use orange marmalade)
mix dry ingredients together. whisk wet ingredients together and add to dry. add fruit and nuts. put mixture in a 9x9 non-stick pan.
bake 30 minutes at 350.
glaze with heated preserves and slice into bars.


Gigi said...

Mmmmmm -- those sound so good! Must make some soon.

Journeying Five said...

who made the card? it is cute too! sounds like you do get very spoiled by hubby and son! what a nice treat!

stitching under oaks said...

I love these bars. How sweet for them to be one of your mother's day treats!

Liz said...

They sound delicious.