Apple Oats Breakfast Bars

Courtesy of Lorene Skousen, Mesa, AZ These are great for a fast jump start in the morning when you are in a hurry, hurry, hurry.

Ingredients:

2 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins or chopped dates
1 or more cups unsweetened coconut
1 cup unsweetened chocolate chips
2 small apples, chopped, or 1 jar of applesauce
2 or more cups milk
1 cup chopped almonds (or other nuts)
Optional seasonings such as cinnamon or apple pie spices

Directions:

Measurements may vary depending on size of pan.

In an 8in. x 8in. baking dish, sprinkle 1/2 cup of nuts, 1/3 cup of coconut and 1/3 of the oats on the bottom of dish.

Next, layer 1/2 of the raisins, 1/3 of the coconut, another 1/3 of the oats, 1/2 of the chocolate chips and all of the apples (or applesauce), and top with spices. Pour on 1/2 of the milk.

Continue by adding the rest of the raisins, chips, oats and coconut, and spices. Top with the nuts and sprinkle with cinnamon. Pour on the rest of the milk. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

These bars freeze well and are always ready.

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