Cornbread Snack/breakfast Bar

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Introduction: Cornbread Snack/breakfast Bar

This dish started out as an after school snack that I created for my kids, over the years its moved into the dessert realm as well. My kids's, like many, didn't like cornbread but they DID like peanutbutter and jelly and I came up with the idea for this dish. Many people will just say eeewwww I don't like cornbread when they hear whats in it but change their minds after tasting, now I find it easier to let them ask AFTER they try it, so please keep an open mind. Even though this uses eggs and milk the mix of grains makes this a healthy alternative to the usual cakes, using egg substitutes and skim milk could make it even healthier

Step 1: Hit Up the Pantry and Frig

Here's what your going to need and some substitutes I use

  2 boxes Jiffy or other cornbread mix. (corn muffin mix was on sale and its basically the same thing)
  1 1/2 cups oatmeal, you can use flavored instants as well
  1 packet instant cream of wheat (optional)
  1 1/2 -2 cups peanut butter, I don't really measure. more gives a denser cake, less gives a more crumbly cake
   2 eggs
   1/2 cup honey
   Milk
   1 can diced peaches, you can also use crushed pineapple, strawberries or any fruit or your choice, I've even used strawberry jam

Step 2: Presoak

pour the packet of cereal and 1 1/2 cups of instant oats in a container and cover with milk, allow to sit for 15-20minutes, stirring a couple times to mix and help the cereals absorb some liquid

Step 3: Make Do

I had peach halves in the pantry, no problem, just dice them up, save about a 1/3 of the liquid, pour it all in with the cereal mix for now (use less dishes)

Step 4: Mix It Up

dump the boxes of mix in your bowl, add the eggs, 1/2cup? milk, honey and peanutbutter and mix it up with a fork, pour in the peaches and cereal mix and stir some more. Allow to sit for 10-15minutes wiile you preheat the oven to 325f and grease a small casserole dish. Pour the mix into the greased dish and into the oven for about an hour or until a knife comes out clean. I put a small dish of water in the oven as well, not sure if it does anything but it doesn't hurt..

Step 5: Enjoy

after 45minutes insert a knife in the center if it comes out clean your done, if not keep cooking until it does.  You can serve it warm with milk, room temp or cold

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