Oat BarThese would be the thing I make the most I think! Zoe would eat one most days as a snack or part of her lunch. They’re so easy to make – by the time the oven has heated up they’re ready to go in the oven. And so portable!

2 cups old fashioned oats (rolled oats)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups milk (I use whole milk but almond milk or another substitute should be fine)
3 tbsp honey
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 1/4 cups mix ins – nuts, seeds, dried fruit. I’ve also been known to add in some peanut butter or almond butter. Raisins and cranberries are popular!

Heat oven to 375 F. Mix the first five ingredients in one bowl, and then next five in another. Pour the dry in to the wet, then add your mix ins. If adding peanut butter or almond butter make sure it’s runny (warm it up) so it mixes well.

Grease a 7×11 baking dish and pour in the mixture. Bake for 30 minutes and then cool. Cut in to age-appropriate squares. Freezes great!

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