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Hearty Oatbars

Hearty Oatbars

hearty oatbars

With decreasing temperatures and increasing wind and rain, your body can ask for some extra fuel to keep itself warm and active. These very easy oatbars will provide you with all the nutrients needed to go on all day. Why not try a batch this weekend?

When my mom and I discovered these bars some months ago, we were instantly smitten. The hearty oatbars are so very easy to make, and will keep for up to two weeks when stored in an airtight container. They are the perfect snack to take on a day out or to just munch on along with a cup of tea.

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Since we try to avoid eating refined sugar, but still like to have some “cookie-like” snack from time to time, my mom and I have both made lots of batches already. I love to have them in stock at all times so you can just take some with you in the morning, or whenever needed.

Try it out, and be amazed!

Hearty Oatbars
Ingredients:

  • 200 grams rolled oats (not quick oats)
  • 200 grams wholemeal flour
  • 200 grams raisins or cranberries
  • 200 – 250 ml water
  • 30 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 grams of salt
  • 4 grams of apple pie spice (dutch “speculaaskruiden”) or make your own mix of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

Mix everything together (I prefer to start with al the dry ingredients and make sure they are mixed well, then adding the oil and water). Transfer to a baking tray, smooth out and use a knife to slice in pieces.

Bake for 35 to 45 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 160 degrees Celcius (convection).

Take out and leave to cool a little bit before cutting in pieces and transferring to a roster for further cooling.

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I hope you like them!

Note: We found the original (Dutch) recipe here.

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