Oat bars are perfect for a light meal or when we need an injection of additional energy. These snacks don’t contain any sugar, which you can often find in these grocery store-bought bar recipes- but they’re made with natural ingredients so it’s still healthy! Plus make them quickly yourself at home and enjoy this tasty treat without feeling guilty over what goes into your body every day.
How to choose the best ingredients for Baked Oat Breakfast Bars
Bananas: bananas can be very ripe because you will turn them into mush faster.
Oat rolled: oat rolled is best used for oatmeal bars. Porridge is too tiny and disappears from structure, turning oatmeal bars into oatmeal, but still, it’s going to be a healthy snack.
Butter nuts: butter nuts can be what you like, i.e., peanut butter or butter from other nuts or almonds. Here I leave the choice to you. Remember, however, that it should be sugar-free as you want a healthier version of the snack. Bananas and honey make the bars sweet enough, and these are natural additives.
Nuts and dried fruit: choose nuts as you like. It doesn’t matter. As for dried fruit, I like the mix of cranberry and raisin. The first gives a characteristic sickle and sour taste, and the second provides sweetness, of course, apart from the nutritional value of the ingredients. You can, however, experiment with your favorite fruit. They must be dried.
Tips and tricks
- For the baking paper to tame and not bend over the sheet, I have two ways:
- bend it diagonally
- gently brush the plate with oil, and this way, the paper will stick to the plate.
- Bars can be poured into melted chocolate. If the chocolate is completely sealed in foil, you can put it in a cup with hot water and dissolve it. Later you just cut the corner slightly, and you can decorate the bars.
Baked Oat Breakfast Bars
- 2 bananas
- 3 1/2 cup oat rolled
- 1/2 cup butter nuts
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup nuts and dried fruit
- Peel the banana and mash it with a fork or blender to make a mush.
- Add peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon and mix thoroughly or blend.
- Then, chop the nuts into smaller pieces and, when dried fruit are large figs or apricots, chop them too.
- Then add the rolled oat nuts and dried fruit and mix everything thoroughly.
- Should line a baking tray with baking paper if it is wide and flat.
- Put the mass on a plate prepared in such a way, and apply it precisely over the entire surface.
- Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C / 320 degrees F / Gas mark 3
- Bake for about 20-25 minutes.Bon Appetit!