Simple Oat Bars

Don’t make those oat bars! Remember, I warned you.

They were supposed to replace a cake, that I had an urge to make. They were supposed to be a kind of healthy, kind of  indulgent breakfast snack. But they turned into little monsters. They were calling me from the cupboard even when I wasn’t hungry. I swear! That little voice “You want me. You need me. You deserve at least one”.

So be careful with those guys. They are really nice, chewy and caramelly, but there is something addictive about them.

While you will be reading this we will be discovering Kerry, one of counties that we haven’t visited yet. This year has been super touristy. So I hope you will keep fingers crossed for a decent weather and will look forward to see some photos. Kerry is known for beautiful vistas and delicious food.

Have a great weekend!

oat bars

Simple Oat Bars

Recipe adapted from Good to the Grain by Kim Boyce

For a 23×23 cm pan

  • 113g unsalted butter
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup linseed meal
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 cup raisins, chopped
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp kosher salt

Preheat the oven to 170°C / 160°C fan.

Line a 23×23 cm pan with parchment paper and grease it (those guys are really sticky).

In a medium saucepan melt the butter. Add in the oats and let them roast for 5-10 minutes until they get slightly darker.

Stir in linseed meal, pumpkin spice and raisins.

Set aside.

Add honey, dark brown sugar molasses and salt into a medium saucepan. Place it over medium heat and allow to boil for 6 minutes.

Pour it over the oats and stir until all oats are nicely coated with the syrup.

Place the mixture in the prepared pan. Use wet hands or spoon to spread it evenly.

Bake for 30-40 minutes or until it starts to get some colour around edges.

Remove from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes.

Cut it into 16 squares.

Allow to cool before eating.

2 thoughts on “Simple Oat Bars

    • Thank you Thalia. I try to avoid sugar craving hits, or cheat on them with an apple or nuts, but you are right sometimes only something sweet will do.


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