oat bars

A coffee house staple, oat bars conjure up images of crumbs mixing with coffee rings on a daily newspaper, with the low hum of casual conversation in the background.

Not only tasty, hearty, and a quick on-the-go snack if needed, they don’t require baking in the oven, reducing the need to slave over a 400 degree temperatures during sweltering summer mornings.

Add berries or nuts for added flavor, texture and nutrients. Use local ingredients.

No-Bake Oat Bars Recipe
Yield: 8 Bars

No-Bake Oat Bars Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Not only tasty, hearty, and a quick on-the-go snack if needed, they don’t require baking in the oven.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups large flake oatmeal
  • 1 cup quick rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp tbl flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cloves pinch
  • 1 pinch allspice

Instructions

  1. Combine the butter, honey, vanilla, warm water and sugar in a large saucepan on the stove. Turn it to medium heat. Stir all the ingredients until they are combined and warmed.
  2. Mix together the oatmeal, rolled oats, flour, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and allspice. Remove the saucepan from the heat and mix in the dry ingredients, stirring until evenly distributed.
  3. Lightly butter a 9-inch by 12-inch baking dish. With wet fingers, spread out the oat mix, applying more water to fingertips if needed to stop them from sticking. Cut in to 8 squares and allow them to cool completely before removing from the dish.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 301Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 31mgSodium 171mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 2gSugar 29gProtein 3g

Based in Kingston, Canada, Samantha Lowe has been writing for publication since 2006. She records her culinary and globe-trotting experiences online at www.samanthalowe.com/blog. A love of photography and cooking fuels this writing, with the end result usually enticing friends and acquaintances to 'loosen their belts'.

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