Oat & Apple Breakfast Bars2013-11-16
- Servings : 9
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 20m
- Ready In : 30m
These oat based snack bars are both healthy and taste incredible, and they’re super simple to make as well.
The bars are a great source of soluble fibre (which optimises cholesterol levels) thanks to the wholegrain oats and dried fruit, as well as healthy fats from the seeds. Oats, fruit and seeds release their energy slowly, meaning that these bars help to keep you fuller and more energised for longer!
My oat & apple breakfast bars make the perfect snack, lunchbox treat, or breakfast on the go and are super easy to make too. You could even add dark chocolate chips to the mix to make them more of a ‘dessert’ type snack
For variety, I’ve also included how to use bananas instead of apples and how to make a protein bar version too (see the notes below the ingredients list!).
Do let me know if you make them!
P.S If you want to make a ‘protein-packed’ crunchier version of these snack bars check out my Healthy Protein Flapjacks!
- 1.5 cups (150g) oats*
- 1/4 cup (45g) dried fruit e.g. chopped apricots
- 1/4 cup (40g) seeds/chopped nuts - optional
- 2 apples - chopped**
- 1 tbsp oil/butter - I used melted coconut oil
- 2 tbsp honey/agave nectar/maple syrup
- 1 tbsp cinnamon or ginger
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- pinch of salt
*For a higher protein snack bar swap 1/2 a cup of the oats for protein powder!
**You can swap the 2 x apples for 2 x mashed bananas if you like :)
Pre heat your oven to 190 degrees C
Add the chopped apples to a food processor & pulse until they are finely chopped and turned 'mushy'
Mix together the oil, honey & vanilla in a pan over a medium heat before adding the diced apples & mixing well
Mix together the oats, dried fruit, seeds/nuts, salt & cinnamon in a seperate bowl before adding to them the apple, oil, honey & vanilla mix
Press the mixture into a baking tin lined with baking paper & bake for 15-20 minutes until golden
Allow to cool before cutting into 9 bars & enjoy! I wrapped my bars in cling film and kept them in the fridge or freezer until I wanted them!
P.S Here is what the bars looked like when I made them with mashed banana instead of apple (no food processor required!), butter instead of coconut oil, protein powder instead of some of the oats & sultanas as the dried fruit (no seeds).. yum!
*My Protein Flapjacks are at the bottom too!
*Check out the protein flapjacks at the bottom too!
Banana (instead of apple!) & Oat Bars
Banana & Oat Bars
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