Apricot-Walnut Cereal Bars
Loaded with fruit, protein, grains and nuts. Yummy and chock full of nutrients. Grab n' go power bars.
chopped, about 2 ounces
unsweetened puffed-grain, such as Kashi
chopped, or a mixture of dried fruits, such as cranberries, cherries, prunes...
drained (about 1 1/3 cups)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Coat a large (15¼ by-15¼ inch) jellyroll-style pan with cooking spray.
Spread oats and walnuts on a baking sheet with sides.
Bake until fragrant and light golden, 8 to 10 minutes.
Transfer to a large bowl and add puffed cereal, dried apricots, flour and salt; stir to combine.
Meanwhile, purée tofu, egg, oil, honey, vanilla and lemon zest in a food processor or blender until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
Make a well in the center of the oat mixture; fold in the tofu mixture until combined.
Spread evenly in the prepared pan.
Bake until firm in the center and golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes.
Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into bars with a sharp knife.
Note: You can add 1/4 cup of chocolate chips.