Mango Mania…… Mango oats breakfast bars

May 28, 2008
The weather was awful today, I cannot stop complaining, I woke up to see grey clouds and Rohan’s reluctance to have healthy breakfast. I know that it is really tiring at times to convince the little ones of the importance of having a decent and nutritious breakfast. I have started concocting tales to convince him, by telling that if he wants to aspire to be an astronaut he should eat the brainy nuts ! Walnuts. Or if he wants to be as strong as his favorite hero Spiderman then nothing beats green vegetables.

So this is how I started my day today as most of my days. The stories do work their magic but at the end drills my brain into a sorry state. Soon the midday was getting more and more disastrous and as it rained cats and dogs. I called my hubby to see if lunch sounded like a good idea, but the creepy standard voice mail added fuel to my misery.

Staying in an Asian country, one of the best things I enjoy is pampering myself at a good spa and treating myself with manicure and pedicure, an indulgence with out fear. A great way to escape the blues of the daily grind at nothing costing the wallet.

I grabbed my ipod and a trashy tabloid and rushed to have a relaxing pedicure. Since it was summer, I badly needed a shinny coat and it was so great I wish I stayed there more for than couple of hours. I glanced at my watch it was time to pick my little darling. A great idea flashed into my thoughts on my way back why not bake some bars, My hungry prince will grab anything served after school. I looked at my bookmarked recipes, Mango bar sounded different and also would serve my contribution to WBB , event started by the lovely doctor at Saffron trail, stops by at Escapades this month.

Cool, ovens preheated, trays greased all set, and lucky I had some mangoes in the fruit tray!

Ready set go ……

All you need is 2to 3 ripe mangoes pureed

And some dry ingredients to make the bars

3 tbslp of Butter( original recipe had 6 tbslp)
½ cup brown sugar
¾ rolled oats
¼ oat meal ( original recipe had called for oat bran)
3/4tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
2/3 cup walnuts chopped
2/3 cup plain flour

Cook the puree on low fire in a sauce pan for 25 mins. keep stirring it frequently and till the mixture is thickened and moist.

Whisk butter and sugar , add eggs and vanilla.

Shift flours , oats, oat meal, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add the flour mix to egg batter and mix it till smooth.

Grease a pan and spread the batter and gently spread the prepared mango mixture over it.. Top it generously with chopped walnuts and bake for 30 mins at 175’c .

Remove and when cool, cut into bars and store them in an airtight containers.

It was great snack for me too and ideal for Rohan’s snack box.

Posting this recipe to Ruth @ Ruth’s Kitchen Experiments for her Bookmarked event.

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  • Reply Sia May 28, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    i know what u r feeling here. one thing i really miss is ‘me time’, getting pampered whenever i felt like:)
    and thats wonderful recipe.

  • Reply Asha May 28, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Mango and oats for breakfast, that would be wonderful to have in the morning, way better than my breakfast I posted! Hahaha!

  • Reply Uma May 28, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    those bars look so delicious. lovely entry.

  • Reply Hetal May 28, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Thats a tasty and a healthy breakfast….nice recipe..

  • Reply KayKat May 28, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    This is a great idea! We use oats to make granola and bars all the time, often with dried fruits. Throwing fresh fruits into the mix sounds delightful.

  • Reply Madhavi May 28, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Great entry, bar looks gooood, thanxxx for the recipe!!!!

  • Reply Sagari May 28, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    beautiful looking bars shibani,mango and otas is a new combo for me ,looks very yummyy

  • Reply bee May 28, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    what a lovely treat this is. it’s 10 years since i had a manicure or pedicure.

  • Reply meeso May 28, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Wow, I wish I could go to the spa without worrying 😉 The bars look yummy and so healthy too!!!

  • Reply ranji May 29, 2008 at 1:30 am

    what a delicous looking bar!!and that too made of mango…now thats a treat:)…great going shibani:)

  • Reply Madhuram May 29, 2008 at 2:21 am

    Such a neat and healthy breakfast idea. I’m wondering what can I subsitute for the egg in the recipe. Once I figure out that, I’ll be baking it immediately.

  • Reply LG May 29, 2008 at 2:48 am

    wow..a good combo of carbs and fibre..loved the idea.

  • Reply TBC May 29, 2008 at 3:05 am

    That’s a very nice BF. I like it!:)

  • Reply Arundathi May 29, 2008 at 3:46 am

    lovely – and so healthy too – as you said i’m sure it makes a great snack.

  • Reply Maya May 29, 2008 at 3:48 am

    Thats a very cool bfast bar..Surely will try sometime..

  • Reply ranji May 29, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    i have an award for u in my blog:)..congrats and enjoooy..

  • Reply Madhavi May 30, 2008 at 5:14 am

    Hi, something waiting for u on my blog :)))

  • Reply Divya May 30, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Hey you have an award in my blog,please collect it.Congrats!!

  • Reply Daziano May 30, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Hmmmm!!! The other day I had some mango gelato and it was really good. One thing I like about mangoes it’s that they never taste the same. But I’ve no idea how to be sure that they are ripe…

  • Reply Kevin June 1, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Those mango bars sound really good!

  • Reply Ruth Elkin June 2, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Hey, thanks for entering this into bookmarked recipes! What a great treat. I can see why you had it bookmarked!!!!

  • Reply Passionate baker...& beyond June 3, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Nice entry Shibani…I love the idea of fruit in anything. This is wonderful for breakfast. Did you know that my little fellow’s name is Rohan too? Coincidence! Hope things are settling down now. Was just looking at your momos recipe…just the thing I’ve been looking for; have you tried making them with a chicken mince?

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