Berry Breakfast Bars


Yield: 12 servings

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup applesauce
1 large egg
3/4 c fat-free milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup white whole wheat or whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 c fresh blueberries or blackberries


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

Combine peanut butter, butter, applesauce, egg, milk, vanilla and brown sugar in a large bowl.

Combine oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl, mixing until well combined. Add to peanut butter mixture and mix well. Gently stir in berries.

Spoon batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool before cutting into bars.