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baked oat bars

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

baked oat bars

By Dr. Anastasia Published: November 1, 2011

  • 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 …

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Mix dry ingredients.
  3. Mix wet ingredients.
  4. Pour wet into dry. Stir to combine.
  5. Pour into a 9×9 baking dish either coated in cooking spray or lined with parchment.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes.
  7. Cut into 9 squares.
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About Dr. Anastasia

Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition, speaks four languages, starred on a yoga TV show, produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs, and is a mother of a kindergartner and twin toddlers. Dr. Anastasia loves doing crafts with her children and sharing her easy healthy recipes and knowledge of health and food with mothers to help them raise healthier families.
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  • http://www.colorwheelmeals.com Samantha Gibbs

    I have to steer clear of walnuts but I could leave them out or use sunflower seeds instead….they look amazing though!!!!

    • http://healthymamainfo.com healthymama

      These would be delicious without any nuts at all: just double the seeds!