Oat & Nut Bar…that can be ‘cooked’ & stored in freezer!!
October 27, 2019
Super Seedy Oat Bars
It starts with seeds, & lots of them! Seeds are an essential part of a plant-based diet.
They’re like little nutritional powerhouses.
For instance, flax/linseed, sunflower & chia seed are incredibly high in fibre & healthy fats, including Omega 3s.
Sunflower seeds are also rich in vitamin A, D, E, K, zinc, magnesium & selenium – nutrients that protect virtually every square inch of our bodies.
So healthy, naturally sweetened, & perfect as an on-the-go snack. Oats are great for the nervous system: packing in calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, folic acid, Vitamin B5 & phosphorous.
Freezer Friendly1 month
1 1/2cupsrolled oats (gluten-free for GF eaters)
1cupraw cashews, almonds, or walnuts (roughly chopped)
1/2 cup gogi berries/dates (chopped)
2Tbspsunflower seeds (roasted or raw)
2Tbspflax seeds (ground) or LSA mix
2Tbsp shredded coconut
2 tsp cinnamon (ground)
1/3cupagave nectar or rice bran syrup (or honey if not vegan)
1/4cupcreamy salted natural peanut butter or almond butter
Chocolate chips, dried fruit, other nuts/seeds, banana chips, mango etc.
Toast your oats & nuts in a 176 C oven for 13-15 minutes or until slightly golden brown (or in fry pan on stove top).
Place oats, nuts & gogi berreis/dates in a large mixing bowl. Add seeds & set aside.
Warm agave & peanut or almond butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir & pour over oat mixture & then mix, breaking up the mix to disperse throughout. Use a spoon or your hands to thoroughly mix.
Transfer to an 20x20cm dish or other small pan lined with parchment/baking paper so they lift out easily.
Cover with parchment/baking paper & press down with something flat, such as a book, to get them really packed tight. This will help them from being crumbly. Chill in the fridge or freezer for 15-20 minutes to harden.
Remove bars from dish & chop into 10 even bars. Store in an airtight container for up to a few days. You can even keep them in the freezer!