Scrumptious cookie taste with out having to activate the oven. These Chewy Oatmeal Cookie Granola Bars are really easy to make, haven’t any refined sugars & fully guilt free!
Final week we had unseasonably heat climate. As in sunshine-y, humid, sweaty, summer-time warmth in early spring when there’s normally snow on the bottom and I’m huddled below a blanket. I used to be in love.
And in addition petrified. As a result of the conclusion that summer season is across the nook additionally implies that my wardrobe wants to alter from chunky sweaters to shorts. And since I spent all winter consuming butter – hitting the fitness center is a particular should.
So it’s time for a more healthy snacking possibility.
Enter Chewy Oatmeal Cookie Granola Bars. Suppose scrumptious, tender, cinnamon stuffed, vanilla infused Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. In gluten free, dairy free, no refined sugar, optionally vegan, no-bake type. That’s a number of descriptors.
And whereas there’s so some ways to explain these scrumptious breakfast/snack bars – they’re ridiculously straightforward to make. All of the substances are easy & pure, and there’s little or no prep time. First we’ll toss collectively some oats, oat flour, coconut, raisins & cinnamon in a big bowl. Now – I don’t usually have oat flour available – so as an alternative I make my very own by grinding oats within the meals processor/blender for about 30 seconds. And Voila – Oat flour with out the additional grocery journey.
Then in a big microwave secure bowl we’ll soften collectively some almond butter, coconut oil and honey or agave (in case you’re vegan). You might use peanut butter as an alternative of almond butter on this recipe. Nevertheless, I discover that peanut butter has a extra highly effective taste which masks the style of the cinnamon and vanilla. Subsequently in case you use peanut butter the style might be extra like peanut butter oatmeal cookiea. Equally scrumptious – simply much less harking back to oatmeal raisin cookies.
Lastly – add in some vanilla to your almond butter combination and stir every little thing collectively. The batter is then pressed into the pan and chilled for about 30 minutes within the freezer to harden.
And there you’ve got it. Deliciously Chewy Oatmeal Cookie Granola Bars with zero guilt. Don’t you simply like it when healthiness & tastiness collide?
- 1 and 1/2 cups oats
- 1/2 cups floor oats
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/three cup honey or agave
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Line an 8×8 inch sq. baking pan with parchment or wax paper leaving an overhang on all sides.
- In a big bowl toss collectively the oats, floor oats, coconut, raisins & cinnamon. Put aside.
- In a medium sized microwave secure bowl soften collectively the almond butter, honey/agave and coconut oil for 1 minute. Take away and stir collectively the combination utilizing a wood spoon or rubber spatula. Stir within the vanilla. Pour the almond butter combination into the oat combination and stir every little thing collectively till evenly mixed and the oats are properly coated.
- Pour/spoon the combination into your ready pan urgent it tightly down in order that your complete backside of the pan is roofed in an excellent layer is packed tightly. Place within the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Take away from the freezer, reduce into bars utilizing a pointy knife. Retailer at room temperature in an air tight container.