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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

2 cups oats

1 cup whole wheat flour

3/4 cup chocolate chips

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup what germ

1/4 cup flax seed meal

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 egg

1/3 cup applesauce

2 tsp. vanilla extract



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 inch pan

2. Mix oats, flour, chocolate chips, brown sugar, wheat germ, flax seed meal,  cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl

3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the honey, peanut butter, egg, applesauce, and vanilla

4. Mix well then spread into the prepared pan

5. Bake for 18-30 minutes (depending on how chewy you want them; less time means more chewy) and cut into bars while still warm.

Multigrain Bread

11 ounces warm water

1 and 1/2 tsp salt

2 and 1/2 Tbsp applesauce

2 Tbsp honey

2  cups bread flour

2 cups whole wheat flour (or any mix of whole grain flours)

2/3 cup quick oats

1 Tbsp wheat germ

1 Tbsp flax seed meal

1 -2 Tbsp gluten (optional)

2 and 1/4 tsp Active dry yeast


Add all ingredients to your breadmaker and follow breadmaker directions. Makes a large loaf.  I usually use the dough setting and bake in the oven.

Banana Oat Muffins

1 cup rolled oats (or quick oats)

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 Tbsp rolled oats

1/2 cup chopped almonds or walnuts

2 Tbsp toasted wheat germ

2 Tbsp flax seed meal

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup applesauce

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 cup mashed banana

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup sour cream



1/3 cup quick or rolled oats

4 Tbsp brown sugar

1/4 tsp cinnamon

2 tbsp butter chilled

1/4 cup chopped walnuts or almonds



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners (I usually end up with 18 )

2. Place 1 cup rolled oats in a blender or food processor and grind until you have a coarse flour. In a medium bowl combine ground oats with flour, 1 Tbsp rolled oats, chopped nuts, wheat germ, flax seed meal, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.

3. In a large bowl mix together the applesauce, sugar and eggs. Then add the banana and vanilla. Once mixed then add the sour cream. Slowly add the oat flour mixture into the egg mixture untill completely combined. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups.

4. To make the topping: in a small bowl combine the oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cut in the butter until it is a coarse crumb mixture. Add in the nuts and generously sprinkle on top of the muffins.

5. Bake for 25-30 mins (until a toothpick comes out clean)



Day 3


Banana Oat muffins



Fresh fruits


Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches

cheese sticks



banana oat muffins (the kids love them so they beg for them all day)


Leftover night (everyone ate bits and pieces of the meals we’ve had for last couple of days)