Easy Pleasin’ Oat Bars

October 20, 2006 at 3:19 am 13 comments

Another recipe from Vive Le Vegan. These bars are really a great snack…they have the consistency of a chewy granola bar. Perfect for kids…really easy to take with you. They are not too sweet…just perfect. It’s also wheat-free…which is a nice bonus.

Easy Pleasin’ Oat Bars

2 cups ground oats (blend quick oats in food processor)
1 cup quick oats
1/2 t sea salt
1/4 t cinnamon
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup fruit sweetener or other thick honey alternative
1/4Β  cup vanilla or plain non-dairy milk
2 T canola oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients into the dry mixtures, stirring until well combined. Transfer the mixture to a lightly oiled 8 x 8 or 8 x 12 baking dish and press down until it’s evenly distributed. Using a sharp knife, cut to mark out the bars before you bake them to make it easier to fully cut and remove the bars once baked. Bake for 19-21 minutes, then remove and let cool in pan. Once cool, use a sharp knife to fully cut the bars, then remove with spatula.



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13 Comments Add your own

  • 1. A JoyFull Life  |  October 20, 2006 at 5:01 am

    I will be trying these for a snack for Tay. He often asks for “gagala” bars…

  • 2. Gavrielah  |  October 20, 2006 at 7:35 pm

    The kids are going to love these for their snack at school!

  • 3. Ali  |  October 21, 2006 at 2:39 am

    Starbucks is now carrying a bar that’s similar to this, but that also contains dried cranberries, golden raisins, and pumpkin seeds. I might try this recipe with the addition of dried fruits and seeds! Thanks for posting this!

  • 4. deb  |  July 26, 2007 at 12:56 am

    1/4 vanilla or plain non-dairy milk- do you mean cup??

  • 5. Summer  |  March 22, 2008 at 3:05 am

    I’d also like to know – is it 1/4 cup of milk??

  • 6. livelightly  |  March 22, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Yes…I updated it now…thanks! πŸ™‚

  • 7. Carolyn  |  April 5, 2008 at 1:55 am

    do you need another sweetener besides the maple syrup? Would brown sugar work? How about agave necter??

  • 8. livelightly  |  April 5, 2008 at 4:10 am

    No additional sweetener needed…agave or brown sugar would work fine too. They aren’t super sweet..so if you want it sweeter you could add more. But of course, that would make it a little less
    “healthy” πŸ™‚ hee hee

  • 9. Carolyn  |  April 6, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Thanks for the reply. BTW…what is “fruit sweetener” I am new to all this healthy eating, but I find your site fascinating! Are you saying I can leave this out??

    • 10. Fathi  |  May 23, 2012 at 8:58 pm

      Posted on Eisner awarding wnnniig comic-shop, Zeus Comics is in Dallas which may or may not be on your route.Though I think you’ve hit upon a fantastic idea something we maybe should talk about off-site.If I don’t talk to you before hand, have a safe trip!

  • 11. Make Your Own « Conserve, Give, Love  |  June 5, 2008 at 5:53 am

    […] Granola – Popcorn (in case you weren’t sure how to do it the old fashioned way) – Crackers – Granola Bars (vegan) – Bread – Butter – Yogurt – […]

  • 12. Kay  |  January 28, 2009 at 3:39 am

    I made an adapted version of this energy bar today and it turned out pretty good. Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • 13. Vishal  |  May 22, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Good for you!!! I have taken on this challenge beorfe and when I slowly introduced sugars back into my diet I really noticed a difference in how I felt. You and I are like-minded, I always think about how “this or that” will make me feel beorfe I eat it. Coming from a family with a history of digestive problems(TMI…I know),I have really become more aware of what I eat, how, and most importantly, how it will make me feel!I do eat some sugar today, in fact there was some baked on the top of the scone that I had at the Give Thanks Bakery today:) However I monitor my intake and make better decision now than I did beorfe. Can’t wait to hear how it goes for you!


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