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!
Healthy Oat & Apple Snack Bars
- 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 (or 2 mashed bananas)
- 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
- 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!
*For a higher protein snack bar swap 1/2 a cup of the oats for protein powder!
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4 g
Total Carbohydrates 15 g
Protein 2 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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!