02.12.2013

Oat Bars

I recently went to my favorite coffee shop and shared an Oat Bar with my mom. Ever since then, I’ve been on a mission to find a lighter, healthier version that I could indulge in on a daily basis as a mid-morning snack. As I perused pinterest, I came across this wonderful recipe that made soft, moist, and hunger satisfying oat bars. Not to mention low cal (90 calories per bar), so no guilt indulging in these little treats (AND! I know every ingredient that went into them…. as opposed to the oh-so delicious power bars that are out there).

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The ingredients included rolled oats, cranberries, 2 bananas, almonds, applesauce, cinnamon, and vanilla. I smashed the bananas, chopped the walnuts, and combined the applesauce with the vanilla and cinnamon. Then I combined it all in my mixer and let it stand for about 10 minutes.

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After, I divided out the mixture, onto parchment lined cookie sheets, into 12 bars. Cooked them in the oven and let them cool for about 30 minutes. My husband LOVED these, as did I. I have been eating them with apples for a hearty mid morning snack. I think they would be delicious with chocolate chips in them too! I’ll save that for another day, another indulgence.

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~Shannon <3

Comments

  1. Annette Roberts says:

    These sound scrumptious !!! AND easy !!! Can’t wait to try them…………..

  2. Mini (as says:

    Looks and sounds yummy and easy!!

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