Soon, you'll be busy getting yourself ready for work while you're worrying if your family has had a decent breakfast before they're off for the day.  Taste of Home has you covered and it's easy, healthy and you can make it ahead of time and have more "mirror" time for you!

 

INGREDIENTS

•3-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats

•1 cup chopped almonds

•1 egg, lightly beaten

•2/3 cup butter, melted

•1/2 cup honey

•1 teaspoon vanilla extract

•1/2 cup sunflower kernels

•1/2 cup flaked coconut

•1/2 cup chopped dried apples

•1/2 cup dried cranberries

•1/2 cup packed brown sugar

•1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

 

DIRECTIONS

•Combine oats and almonds in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until toasted, stirring occasionally.

• In a large bowl, combine the egg, butter, honey and vanilla. Stir in the sunflower kernels, coconut, apples, cranberries, brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir in oat mixture.

• Firmly press into a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 13-18 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 dozen.

A Taste of Home Cooking School Culinary Expert will be coming to the Superior Middle School, presented by Wal-Mart, on Saturday, October 27! Tickets go on sale September 17 at www.kkcb.com and at our studios, 14 East Central Entrance, Duluth.  See you there!