Since there are some people in this house that would rather eat dirt in this house than eat a bowl of oatmeal, this is a nice alternative. Everyone likes it and it make a ton, so even if you do not have a large family you can stick it in an air tight container and snack on it.
serves approx. 12
1 cup butter
1 cup all natural peanut butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup applesauce
1 Tablespoon vanilla
4 cups oats
3 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup dried cherries
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Cream together butter and peanut butter. Add sugar and whip till fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and then vanilla.
In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients except dried fruit and coconut. Slowly add to wet ingredients. When fully combined add dried fruit.
Press into a buttered 10x15 pan. Helpful hint: wet down your hands. Sprinkle with shredded coconut and arrange some extra dried cherries on top in he shape of a heart. Bake for 20-30 minutes.
Arrange some extra dried cherries on top in he shape of a heart.
This is so yummy with a tall glass of ice cold milk!