Part 4 – Healthy Recipe #4 for your busy week

Dairy free, Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian

Welcome to part 4 of healthy, cost-conscious, portable recipe series. Here’s another delicious, healthy snack to munch on – also great for post-workout snacking! If you are allergic to peanuts, try another type of nut butter such as cashew, almond, etc!

PB Granola Oat Bar 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, ground
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/4cup pumpkin seeds (or other toppings you enjoy, I sometimes also top with dark chocolate)
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Instructions

1. Set the oven to 325F.

2. Lightly oil an 8×8 pan with oil (pick your type), making sure you get all of the sides too.

3. In a microwave safe bowl, add honey, coconut oil and peanut butter. Microwave for 30-50 seconds, stir until mixture gets runny and peanut butter completely melted in. Mix in vanilla extract to the wet ingredients.

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4. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients including the oats, cinnamon and raisins.

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5. Pour the wet mixture in with the dry, and mix together.

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6. Pour mixture into prepared pan and press down with a spatula or other apparatus you see fit, and bake in the oven for 20 -25 minutes until lightly brown.

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7. The finished result should look like this! Once you take the bars out of the oven, press down again and let it cool.

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8. Cut the oat bars into 16 slices and enjoy! Each bar is approximately 150 calories.

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