So I decided to start a "Brown Bag" series where I will periodically post what I'm bringing to eat that day. Most of it will be healthy but I do through a treat in there every now and again. Hopefully you will get some ideas of things you can pack in your brown bag.
Let's get started: In my brown bag this week....
Fruit & Nut Breakfast Bars2 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup honey
3/4 cup chopped pitted dates
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup dried cherries, chopped
1/4 cup golden raisins
Toast the oats and pecans in a preheated 350 degree oven for 8 minutes or until golden.
In a small saucepan, over low heat, warm your honey.
In a food processor, pulse oats and nuts. Add the warmed honey, dates, flax meal, cinnamon and salt until mixture begins to form a dough.
Scrape into bowl and break up any clumps if needed. Stir in the raisins and cherries.
Line a 9 inch square baking pan with foil. transfer mixture to pan and press flat with using wax paper so it doesn't stick. Freeze for 30 minutes. Cut into 16 bars.