Skinny Chewy Oatmeal Bars

I just want to say..for those who say you cannot bake with 4 by 4 kitchen I prove you wrong. Yesterday afernoon my fiance’s oven and I bonded over almost melted plastic and almost ear thrashing alarms. BUT for the most part the procedure was a success!

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Let’s relive the drama!

First it started with preheating this quaint oven…

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By the way, there was no indication of exactly how hot the oven was going to get, other then faded numbers. So by default I would say preheat around 325-350 degrees.

Second, make sure you have some sort of mixing tools before you begin baking.Image

Yes that is a cereal bowl, pasta spoon, and pie pan…

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And a rice cooker…

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Next!!

For some reason with this oven, the heat rises from the stove with a vengence that has the ability to melt or burn whatever is sitting atop of it.

Needless to say I needed to relocate everyting in the 4 by 4 kitchen, and turned the heat down…at least I hope I did.

Here we can see some of my tools and ingredients hiding in the cupboard.

The only available spot for the “mixing bowl”…atop the mini fridge.

After the mayhem, I was finally able to begin to compile my concotion.

Dry Ingredients

1. 2 cups oats

2. 1/2 tsp salt

3. 1 tsp cinnamon Sugar

Combine into mixing bowl

Wet Ingredients

1. 1/2 cup applesauce

2. 2 tsp vanilla

3. 2 egg whites

4. 1/2 cup honey

Combine in a…smaller mixing bowl.. (or cereal bowl if you do not have a regular mixing bowl)

Next dump the wet stuff into the bowl with dry stuff.

Mix it up until it looks something like this:

 

I know …it looks pretty awesome 😉

After about 15ish minutes ( at God knows what temperature) the bars are browning around the edge and are ready to come on out.

Oh and I drizzled a couple teaspoons of my fiance’s grandfather’s good friend’s homemeade maple syrup …yummm!!

And after all that I got this:

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As an FYI…it needs to be a little sweeter… raisins or little bit of brown sugar would go a long way. The total cost of the purchased ingredients (salt, eggs, and applesauce) were about 2 dollars. I got roughly 12 servings of these bars…wait a second…11 servings ( my fiance snuck one from last night)

Nutritional Info per serving

105.75 calories

1g fat

13.5g sugar

1.5g fiber

Hope you enjoyed this thrifty homemade deliciousness! If you get a chance, test it out and add your own personality to it 🙂

Thanks,

The Foodie

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