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Farina Bars Recipe

Farina Bars

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, applesauce, sugar and honey until smooth. Mix in the lemon zest. Combine the cream of wheat, baking powder and cardamom; stir into the creamed mixture. Blend in the yogurt and egg whites. Try not to overmix, or the bars will fall. Finally, mix in the coconut and sliced almonds if you like them. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are brown but not the top. Cool and cut into bars.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

These bars are a good way to use Cream of Wheat. The recipe was modified to say 1/3 cup honey and I used cinnamon instead of cardamom ( I didn't have any). These taste very good and are more healthy for the kids.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 20, 2003

These cookies were not very good at all. They were dry and overpowered by the spice. The recipe called for 1/3 tsp. of honey (did it mean to say 1/3 cup of honey?) They were not sweet at all as fortold in the description.


10 Ratings

Nov 09, 2003

We have fixed this recipe to read 1/3 cup of honey.

Feb 17, 2011

My family and I love this recipe. I used cinnamon instead of the cardamom, some lemon juice instead of the lemon zest, used 2 eggs instead of 4 egg whites and doubled the coconut. It was very moist and had a mild flavor. Best of all...we know it's healthy! Yum! People have already asked for the recipe after trying some.

Aug 09, 2011

Not sure why I didn't like these, maybe it was texture that put me off.

Jan 02, 2010

The flavor wasn't too bad, it was interesting with the lemon and cardamom but it was just way way too dry.

Jun 21, 2014

Made with brown rice farina for a gf recipe. These have a lightly sweet flavor with a bit of a crunch, probably due to the brown rice farina I used. My kids love them and they also satisfied my sweet craving on a warm summer day! I will make them again.

Dec 28, 2012

I will make this again, and again. The basic bars can be flavored many ways. I stuck to the lemon zest, but next time I think I'll add cranberries or raisins.I only used the 1/3 cup of honey to make it more diabetic friendly, and it was just slightly sweet.I also substituted allspice or the cardamom. They were very tasty as great snack or morning bar. I was lazy and added my almonds to the top of the bars turned out fine.


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  • Calories
  • 109 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 61 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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