Gluten Free Recipe: Healthy Breakfast Bars

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Roxanne Moore from Sodexo and helper, Austin, demonstrate an easy recipe for good for you, gluten free, breakfast bars.

    Roxanne Moore: Hey! I am Roxanne Moore of Sodexo and with me today is Austin, and together we are going to be making something we know you're going to enjoy for breakfast.

    But before we get started let me ask Austin here, why do you think breakfast is the most important meal of the day?

    Austin: Because it gives me energy.

    Roxanne Moore: Fantastic! He is absolutely right! Breakfast does give you energy, not just for you in school, but for me at work, but also for a lot of athletics out there. So Austin, I understand you're an athletic. Do you have a favorite sport?

    Austin: Yes.

    Roxanne Moore: What's your favorite sport?

    Austin: Baseball.

    Roxanne Moore: And what position do you play?

    Austin: Pitcher first-base and outfield.

    Roxanne Moore: And what's your favorite?

    Austin: Pitcher.

    Roxanne Moore: Fantastic! Well what we are going to make for you today is going to help keep you fueled, but also there is something else special about this breakfast bar that we are going to be making and that is it's glutton-free. Do you have any idea what glutton is?

    Austin: Yes, it is a protein.

    Roxanne Moore: It's a protein, do you know what kind of foods it's in?

    Austin: Yes, bread, wheat and flower.

    Roxanne Moore: You are absolutely correct, and what glutton does it helps to give bread the ability to rise and it also gives a lot of foods a chewy kind of texture as well, that's just some of the functions of glutton.

    But the problem is, is that some folks can tolerate glutton. The great thing about this bar is that it's glutton-free and is packed with a bunch of good nutrition. So Austin, can you help us get started?

    Austin: Yes, can you please preheat the oven at 350 degrees?

    Roxanne Moore: Austin, I am so glad you asked because really an adult should be using large appliances in the kitchen and you should always have their permission before you use the oven.

    Austin: Okay, now let's spray a large cookie sheet with non-stick spray, coupon 3 cups glutton-free rolled oats, 1 cup brown rice flour, 1/2 a cup packed white or dark brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 a teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/4 of a teaspoon of salt, 2 tablespoons of salba, 1/4 cup of raisin, 1/4 cup dried cranberries, 1/4 cup dried blueberries, 1/4 cup dried chopped dates, 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds, and 2 tablespoons of flax seeds. You can also add some coconut and trap nuts if you want and in another bowl mix together 3 quarter cup of honey, 1/2 a cup of melted butter, 3 blended egg whites, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.

    With clean fingers press this mixture evenly into a cookie sheet, wetting your fingers with water helps when pressing the mixture into the pan, then we will bake it for about 20 minutes.

    Roxanne Moore: These were really easy, now what we need to do is cool a little bit and then we can cut on.

    Austin: Hmm.

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    . real, real, good.

    Roxanne Moore: You liked them Austin, not only did you help us make a fantastic good for you breakfast bar that's glutton-free, you also helped folks at home understand how they can also have a nutritious snack that's glutton-free. So we hope you too will enjoy making these good for you glutton-free breakfast bars your home as well.