Super-powered Oat Bars

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The other day I was in need of a good oat bar that would curb my hunger and boost energy. It’s been a little while since I experimented in the kitchen, so I took a whole bunch of nutrient-rich seeds and ingredients, and packed them all into an oat bar. These are incredibly filling, and they’re so moist and cakey that you might even mistake them for dessert! I’ve had them for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, and as a bit of a lunch protein boost. And the best part is, they’re low in sugar and don’t require any eggs or dairy products! These bars hold together wonderfully and keep for a good couple weeks in the fridge.

Let’s talk nutrients.

Hemp Seeds: Hemp seeds are a great source of protein. I love adding them to salads for an extra boost, so I thought I’d sprinkle some on top of these bars.

Chia Seeds: Antioxidants! What do we need these for? We need them to protect our bodies from environmental stresses, and to keep our cells strong and healthy.

Rolled Oats:  Oats are known for balancing blood sugar and providing fibre. They also keep you full for longer!

Flax Seeds: When they’re ground, flax seeds are a great source of fibre. Fibre helps keep our colons healthy, and keeps us full longer because it takes longer to digest.

Almond Butter: Besides being a yummy snack, almonds are a source of unsaturated fat (the kind that’s good for us!), and also have lots of vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant and protects our cells. It’s also great in baking for keeping things held together!

Super-powered Oat Bars
Fluffy, cakey oat bars that are packed with nutritious ingredients and lots of fibre!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 cups oats (check for gluten-free oats if you're celiac!)
  2. 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  3. 1/4 cup almond meal/flour
  4. 3 tsp hemp hearts
  5. 1 tbsp chia seeds
  6. 1/4 cup palm oil
  7. 1/4 cup applesauce
  8. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  9. 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  10. 2 tbsp almond butter (or use sunflower seed butter)
  11. 2 tsp vanilla
  12. 2 tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees C.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl, leave out hemp hearts.
  3. Mix wet ingredients together in a small bowl.
  4. Add wet to dry and mix until combined and the batter is sticky.
  5. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan and sprinkle hemp hearts on top.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Cut into 2" squares.
Notes
  1. Keeps in the fridge for 2 weeks.
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