Ashley’s Healthy Snacks On The Go-Snack Bars



  • 3 pouches Optimum Power® Cinnamon Blueberry Flaxseed Hot Oatmeal, uncooked

  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour, plus 2 tsp. additional for preparing pan

  • 2 bananas
  • 21/2 tsp. Baking Powder

  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda

  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 cup tofu
  • 1⅓ cup Vanilla Yogurt

  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil, plus more for greasing pan

  • 1/2 cup Hemp Seeds
  • ⅓ cup Dried Goji Berries
  • 2 tablespoons Hemp Seeds


  1. Set rack in center and preheat oven to 375F. Brush oil on 9-inch square pan and dust with flour.

  2. In large bowl, combine instant oatmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  3. In a small bowl blend tofu, bananas, yogurt and oil.

  4. Reserve 2 tbs. hemp seeds and add remainder to dry ingredients, along with liquid and goji berries. Mix just until flour is absorbed; do not over mix.
  5. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Smooth off top and scatter on reserved sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Very gently press them into batter.

  6. Bake 9 minutes. Rotate pan. Continue baking until edges are golden and begin to pull away from sides of pan, and cake tester inserted into center comes out dry, 7 to 8 minutes longer.
  7. Set pan on rack to cool. Cut in half, then cut each half into 4 or 5 bars. Store in a tightly sealed container and refrigerate for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 4 months.

Health Benefits

  • Goji Berries - one of the most nutritionally rich fruits on the planet.
  • Packed with vitamins, minerals, protein and antioxidants.
  • Taste like combination of cranberries and cherries.
  • Considered complete source of protein.
  • A single goji berry can contain up to 21 trace minerals including zinc, iron, copper, calcium and 18 different amino acids.
  • Flaxseed - great source of fiber.
  • Hemp seeds - Hemp is considered one of the world's most nutritious plants.
  • Hemp seeds contain all of the essential amino acids making them an ideal source of protein.
  • The essential fatty acids are abundant in hemp seeds and come in a ratio that is highly beneficial to humans.
  • Good source of magnesium, iron, and potassium, and fiber.
  • Antioxidant comes from its vitamin E content.

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