Energy Boost Bars | Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

This Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars recipe is basically oatmeal in bar form for on-the-go breakfast and snacking. With no processed sugar, no eggs, no peanut butter, no artificial ingredients, no preservatives and gluten-free. Made with staple pantry items, these are very easy-to-make and stay fresh for at least 2 weeks in an air tight container. No need to refrigerate. They’re great for meal prepping in advance. They are more substantial and healthier than a packaged breakfast bar, and can be easily customized with different add-ins based on preferences. Try this recipe for delicious easy oatmeal bars your whole family will love! This recipe takes only a few ingredients and is customizable with your preference of yummy add-ins. You can also use the the crumbs as topping to fruit custard and ice cream 🙂.

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. They’re a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants – and heart-healthy too!

Almonds, walnuts, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are known to be rich in proteins, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Sesame seeds are packed with calcium, zinc, copper, protein, fiber and magnesium.

Honey has many miraculous healing properties and cinnamon is loaded with anti oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.

So these power house Oatmeal breakfast bars made with all the goodies and super healthy, provides essential nutrients and energy.

I’m always looking for healthy alternatives to packaged food, so when you bake oats and nuts into a bar and it tastes this good, you can’t go wrong!

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Step by step photo instructions

  1. Take 1 cup each of almonds and walnuts. Use a mortar and pastel or a food processor to make coarse meal. Leave some of the chunky pieces to enjoy that nutty flavor in every bite.
  2. Add these ground almonds and walnuts in a large mixing bowl.

3. Add 2 tbsp flax seeds, 1 tsp sunflower seeds, 1 tsp pumpkin seeds, 1/4 cup sesame seeds, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1.5 cups oats. Give a good mix to combine everything nicely.

4. Add honey and mix well again to combine. You can use your hand to mix as the mixture becomes sticky and hard to mix with spatula. (the mixture should not be dry, if it is very dry, add some more honey).

5. Preheat oven to 275 F or 135 C.

6. Line a baking tray or lightly oil the baking pan, preferably 9″ baking pan.

7. Use wet fingers to press mixture smoothly into prepared pan.

8. Bake for 45 mins. (for crispy bars, bake for 1 hr). Note: If using toaster oven, bake for 20 mins.

9. Slice when hot, then allow to cool thoroughly before storing them. (after cooled, they are very hard to cut).

How to make Energy Boost Bars | Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

PREP TIME: 20 MINS  COOK TIME: 45 MINS  TOTAL TIME: 65 MINS  COURSE: BREAKFAST/SNACK SERVINGS : 27 SQUARES

Ingredients

  • oats – 1.5 cups
  • almonds, walnuts – 1 cup each
  • flax seeds – 2 tbsp
  • pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds – 1 tsp each
  • sesame seeds – 1/4 cup
  • honey or maple syrup – 1 cup (vegan could use agave nectar – 1/2 cup)
  • cinnamon powder – 1 tsp
  • dried cranberries(craisins) or raisins – 3/4 cup
  • Note: you can add any nuts and seeds you like, and adjust quantities accordingly.
    • Dried strawberries and blueberries can also be used.
    • Vegans can replace honey with maple syrup or agave nectar.
    • Agave nectar is much much sweeter than honey – so use only 1/2 the quantity.

Instructions

  1. Take 1 cup each of almonds and walnuts. Use a mortar and pastel or a food processor to make coarse meal. Leave some of the chunky pieces to enjoy that nutty flavor in every bite.
  2. Add these ground almonds and walnuts in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, cinnamon and oats. Give a good mix to combine everything nicely.
  4. Add honey and mix well again to combine. You can use your hand to mix as the mixture becomes sticky and hard to mix with spatula (if the mixture is dry, add in some more honey).
  5. Preheat oven to 275 F or 135 C.
  6. Line a baking tray or lightly oil the baking pan, preferably 9″ baking pan.
  7. Use wet fingers to press mixture smoothly into prepared pan.
  8. Bake for 45 mins. (for crispy bars, bake for 1 hr). Note: If using toaster oven, bake for 20 mins.
  9. Slice when hot, then allow to cool thoroughly before storing them.

Tips

  1. Baking time varies with toaster ovens.
  2. For crispy bars, bake few more mins.
  3. If you don’t have a butter paper or parchment paper, you could use greased pan directly to bake.
  4. You can always adjust the ingredients according to the availability.

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