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.
2 ea eggs (try 3 or even 4?)
1-teaspoon vanilla extract
1-teaspoon baking soda
1-teaspoon ground cinnamon
½-teaspoon ground cloves (or mace, or allspice, or nutmeg (I often use a little of each))
½-teaspoon salt [increase for metabolites - consider "lite" salt for the potassium]
1-cup butter, softened
1-cup brown sugar, packed
½-cup sugar, plain white [chg to brown?] add in molasses instead?
1 ½-cups flour, all-purpose [1/2 cup WW, 1/2 cup spelt, Durham flour (semolina)?]
3-cups rolled oats, plain ordinary (not the instant junk!) [replace part w/Quinoa?]
1-cup raisins, dried cranberries, currents, or other dried fruit [chg to cherries?]
x some poppy seeds for crunch, if desired… [sunflower, wheat-berries, flax seed, bacon]
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