Peanut Butter Oat Bars

I’ve been making these peanut butter oat bars for a while now and they are really good. If you’re a snacker, like me, these will keep you going between breakfast and lunch or in the afternoon when you’re craving something sweet. They’re also much healthier than your average oat/granola bars which are often packed full of sugar.

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These bars are ridiculously easy to make and so tasty. Sweet and nutty, with a hint of cinnamon, they’re soft to chew, but firm enough not to fall apart easily (great if you want to have them on the go).

Peanut butter oat bars

They’re also great with raisins and nuts included, and rather than bars you could roll them up into small balls instead.

This recipe will make 9 bars (if you want them chunky) or 12 (if you want to cut them smaller).

Ingredients:

  • 170g honey
  • 90g peanut butter
  • 200g oats
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 150C and line a pan with baking paper (I used a 9×7 pan but a similar size will work).  Leave some of the paper hanging over each side (this will make it easier when you remove later).
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, add the honey, coconut oil and peanut butter. Place in the microwave for 40 seconds and give it a stir until the peanut butter has completely melted and the mix is runny.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and cinnamon, then stir again.
  4. Add the mixture to another bowl with the oats and mix until everything is combined.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and use the back of a spoon to press down on the mixture to even out.
  6. Bake in the oven for 20 -25 minutes until lightly golden.
  7. Let cool slightly before removing out of the pan using the sides of the baking paper. Cut into 9 or 16 slices depending on how large you want them. Store in the fridge or in an air tight container.

Peanut butter oat bars

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