Kyle's Power Bars

Rev 0.10, last revised:  12-Apr-08

[Caution:  This recipe is still under construction--steal at your own risk!]

I designed these 'power bars' for my grandson, Kyle.  Their purpose is to fuel his track-meet performances...and maybe just taste good as well as be fun to eat...  This recipe makes about 2 dozen good-sized cookies or a dozen 2 X 3 inch 'power-bars'.  Prep Time: 15 Minutes.  Bake Time: 12 Minutes.  Ready in: 50 Minutes.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs, vanilla extract, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground cloves (and/or mace, allspice, nutmeg), and salt until smooth.

Cream in the softened butter, brown & white sugar.  Stir in the flour.  Stir in the oats and raisins (or other dried fruit).

Roll into golf ball sized balls, or drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto un-greased cookie sheets several inches apart, because they'll spread some.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until light and golden.  Do not over-bake!  Let them cool for 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container.  Make sure you get some while they're still warm, cuz they don't last long!

NB:  One of my favorite variations is to substitute the cup of dried berries for 1/2-cup each of finely chopped or grated orange peel, and chocolate-chips or morsels.  We like the orange peel flavor.  If it's too much for you, simply use less.  It's pretty hard to make a mistake with this recipe...  Once I even left out the butter, and they still tasted great!

Add in considerations:  Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wah), spelt?, WW, Semolina, flax seed, bacon, dried cherries, nuts (sunflower?), wheat-berries?, replace some of the salt with 'lite' salt? (for the potassium), chocolate morsels?

Be sure to add:  Amaranth & chia; study the kamut

Also:  kamut