I made these Oatmeal lactation bars and the recipe makes a ton! I frozen a gallon size bag of them! You can easily cut the recipe in half.
They are tasty---not really a breakfast bar but they're great anytime of day! They are sweet but not too sweet and tasty really good. DH really likes them too!
I bought the wheat germ, flax seed meal, and nutritional yeast (AKA Brewer's yeast) at Whole Foods and everything else at the regular grocery store. BTW- the flax seed meal is in the baking section, the wheat germ in the cereal aisle and the nutritional yeast is in the vitamin area...knowing this will save you tons of time ;0)
I did not have a jelly roll pan so I used a 13x9 casserole dish and spread the mixture out thinly as they rise alot! Make sure to let them cool before cutting otherwise the crack a bit.
MamaJeeper's Oatmeal Lactation Breakfast Bars
2 c. butter, Crisco, or margarine (can mix and match to
equal 2 c.)
1 c. granulated sugar
2 c. packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. wheat germ
1/4 c. brewer's yeast or nutritional yeast powder
1/4 c. flax meal (or whole flaxseed milled fine in a coffee
4 c. oatmeal (old fashioned, or as thick-cut as you can find)
1 bag mini semi sweet chocolate chips
1 c. nuts (optional)
Cream butter and sugars well, then add eggs and vanilla and beat
until well incorporated. Mix all dry ingredients except for oats in
separate bowl, then add all at once and stir in as well as possible
by hand before mixing with beaters until smooth. Add oats and chips
(and nuts, if desired), and stir until well blended. Divide dough
into five parts and line a 10x7 cookie sheet (with shallow sides,
like a jellyroll pan) with foil, then spray foil with nonstick spray.
Spread 1/5 of the dough into the foil-lined pan and bake for 20
minutes at 350 degrees. When done, simply lift out the bars by the
foil and place another piece of foil into the pan and spray for the
next batch. Allow to cool at least slightly before cutting each pan
of bars into eighths. Makes 40 bars.