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Hummingbird Power Bars

Photo: Greg Dupree; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

 

Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 1 hr, 50 mins
Yield Makes 16 bars
Carolyn says: "What could be better than a breakfast that tastes like the classic Hummingbird cake without the colossal calories?"

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked regular oats
  • 1 cup high-fiber cereal
  • 1 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1 cup chopped dried banana chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried pineapple
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded or flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg whites
  • Parchment paper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 355
  • fat 19 g
  • protein 6.4 g
  • carbohydrate 49 g
  • fiber 7.7 g

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 300°. Stir together uncooked oats, cereal, walnuts, banana chips, pineapple, coconut, oat bran, and salt in a small bowl. Microwave brown sugar, honey, corn syrup, olive oil, and vanilla in a large microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 minute. Pour warm honey mixture over oat mixture, stirring to coat. Whisk egg whites, and stir into oats mixture. Press into a lightly greased parchment paper-lined 9-inch square pan. Bake 50 minutes or until brown. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack (about 45 minutes). Cut into 16 squares.

  2. Note: We tested with Fiber One for high-fiber cereal.

The Slim Down South Cookbook, Oxmoor House, 2013