Seeded Oat Bars
A healthier alternative to your standard muesli bars. These seeded oat bars are loaded with whole grains and tasty honey. It is always satisfying to know exactly what goes into your food so rather than consume another over packaged mass market product, try this recipe and leave behind unknown nasty additives and preservatives. On any given week, I make a batch of these in the weekend to keep the snacking hungry hippos in my household fed and happy. They make an awesome quick addition to the kids’ lunchboxes and I love them too – it’s a win win situation!
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Tips and Tricks
Linseeds are just another name for flaxseeds – they are the same type of seed
Standard rolled oats or quick oats is fine, I used quick oats when I make these. Just do not use steel cut oats, the recipe will not be similar at all.
Make sure to only brown the oats and seeds mixture as burning it will cause the oat bars to be bitter and not enjoyable.
Store in an airtight container if the recipe made a few added extras. I like to store mine in the fridge and they are good for up to 2 weeks.
Feel free to substitute the dried fruits with whatever you have on hand or change it up and add some chopped nuts – sometimes I like to add chopped peanuts or walnuts for variation.
If you have a sweet tooth try adding 1/4 cup of chocolate chips; just add them once the mixture is luke warm and still ‘bendy’ (so not set and hard) so you can push them into the top of the bars. The chocolate will melt into the bars if you mix them in with the other ingredients at the same time.
Alternatively, be a little fancy and wait until the mixture is set. Melt some chocolate then drizzle over the top in a zig zag fashion just like the ones you can get from the store. Fancy!
Seeded Oat Bars