I got this Oatmeal Snack Bar recipe from Kath Eats Real Food. While these oatmeal bars are delicious, the only sweetness in them comes from dried fruit. Add in 1/4 cup of agave if you prefer really sweet oatmeal bars. I used a mixture of dates and dried cranberries for the dried fruit and almond slices instead of walnuts. For the seeds, I used a mixture of sunflower and flax seeds, omitting the additional flaxseed this recipe calls for. I also soaked the oats in almond milk for about 40 minutes, breaking down the enzyme inhibitors and making the oats more absorbable.
The bars turned out really delicious. I especially liked two things: my kid helped me make them (easy to make) and I wasn’t afraid to give them to my kids to eat, because the ingredients were all natural. I also liked the high fiber, high protein and high Omega 3 fatty acid content of this snack.
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Baked Oatmeal Snack Bars
By November 1, 2011Published:
- Cook: 40 mins
I got this Oatmeal Snack Bar recipe from Kath Eats Real Food. While these oatmeal bars are delicious, the only sweetness in them comes …
- 1.5 cups Rolled oats
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or any nuts you like
- 1/2 cup Dried fruit any you like – raisins, cranberries, dates, figs
- 1/4 cup Seeds any you like – sunflower, pumpkin, flax, sesame
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
- 1.5 cups Non-dairy milk
- 1 tbsp Ground flaxseed
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350
- Mix dry ingredients.
- Mix wet ingredients.
- Pour wet into dry. Stir to combine.
- Pour into a 9×9 baking dish either coated in cooking spray or lined with parchment.
- Bake for 40 minutes.
- Cut into 9 squares.