Researchers from Marshall University have been studying walnuts and their influence on breast cancer tumors. The research was done on mice who got 2 ounces of walnuts per day and they showed that the mice given the walnuts had smaller and fewer tumors than normal diet mice. They concluded that walnuts reduce the risk of breast cancer and also mentioned that they are a rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and phytosterols.
Please enjoy this Granola Bar Recipe, which is full of walnuts
- ½ cup butter or oil of your choice
- ½ cup peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup chopped almonds
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup coconut (optional)
- ½ cup cracked or ground flax seed
- ½ -1 cup dried fruit (raisins, chopped apricots, cherries, cranberries, etc)
- ½ cup honey
Melt butter, stir in nut butter until warmed. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
In separate large bowl, combine and mix well the oats, almonds, walnuts, coconut, flax and fruit.
Stir butter mixture into oat mixture, mix well. Add honey.
If mixture will not hold its shape, drizzle a little more honey until the oats hold together when pressed.
Press mixture into greased 9 x 13 x 2'' pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned. Cool slightly and score while warm.
Cool until granola bars can be cut and removed from pan. Place on wire rack to finish cooling. Store in an airtight container.