I’m sure it comes as no surprise when I say “I love to bake”. But I really really do. There’s just something so soothing and relaxing about it. It’s my “chill out time”. Last Sunday was no different, I was desperate to bake but also feeling pretty “yuck” from a takeaway the night before so wanted to make something a little healthier. I had the idea of making some Healthy Oat Bars, meaning I wouldn’t feel guilty for a Sunday morning snack. AND I could make enough for guilt free snacks for the rest of the week. These Healthy Oat Bars will keep for up to a week in the fridge; I find they keep better individually wrapped in cling film.
I chose to put Pistachios, Coconut and Goji Berries in mine but you can put any dried fruit of your choice. I’ve also made them with dried apricots but haven’t tried them with any other ingredients YET.
Makes 8-10 bars
120g rolled oats
50g coconut oil
2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp agave necar
40g desiccated coconut
2tbsp goji berries
2 tbsp pistachios
Preparation – 35 minutes | Cooling – 1-2 hours
1. Preheat the oven to 200°c (180°c fan) and line a baking tray with baking paper. Spread the rolled oats thinly over the tray and bake for 20-25 minutes until the oats are golden. This makes your bars a little more crispy.
2. Melt the butter and coconut oil in a saucepan then add the agave nectar and peanut butter and stir until combined. Then stir in the baked oats, pistachios, desiccated coconut and goji berries and stir until well coated.
3. Pour the mixture baking onto your baking sheet and press down firmly using the back of a wooden spoon. Place in the fridge to set for 1-2 hours then cut into bars.
I’d love to hear what you think if you have a go at making these Healthy Oat Bars.
Until next time,
Alan Moore says
Goji berries, ahhh love them:)
Ahh me too! I’ve just made a flapjack with them in. The recipe will be live later this month.
Charlotte Braithwaite says
I usually buy my oat bars, but these look amazing!!!
Totally going to try this for the boys and I. Just wondering if
Thanks so much for sharing hun
They’re so much better for you and cheaper too! You can’t go wrong really.
I love making healthy snacks for my kids, and this one looks like such a tasty option. Will be trying this recipe over the weekend. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you. I’d love to hear how you get on and what you all think of them.
Becca Talbot says
Anything with pistachios in and I’m sold! I bloody love them ☺️ These bars sound amazing x
I don’t eat a lot of Pistachios at all but making these has made me remember how much I like them!
OO these look and sound delicious! Even better that they are quite healthy too. I’m going to have to try making them myself.
Yes they’re not bad at all, no refined sugars or anything added.
MELANIE EDJOURIAN says
These look absolutely delicious. I would love to attempt to make them myself – hope I don’t mess it up.
Thank you. I’m sure you’ll get on fine, these are so simple.
These look absolutely delicious! Love a good guilt free snack – I am always so tempted to opt for guilty snacks
Thank you! I’m always so tempted too so I’m trying to bake healthy snacks so I’ve got them to grab instead!
Leah Lander-Shafik says
Thank you for this recipe. I am looking for things I can do for breakfasts as I started a new job recently and I want some nice healthy breakfasts / snacks as I leave so early now x
Thank you. These are fab for quick, easy breakfasts/snacks. All the best in your new job.
Nichola - Globalmouse says
These look delicious and I’m all about the healthy snacks this autumn so I’m bookmarking this.
I’m trying to bake a lot healthier this season! I’d love to hear what you think if you give them a go.