Yummy Oat Bars

Yummy Oat Bars

The original name for this recipe was simply “Oat Bars” but I had the honour of guinea pigging them on all the wonderful writers and staff of the Yummy Mummy Club and, well, let’s just say they were popular. So I felt this name would be appropriate for many reasons.

For those of you that do not know, on top of this blog, I also write a blog for the Yummy Mummy Club. I’ve been writing for them for seven months and the experience has been nothing short of fantastic. I’ve met amazing people, had the chance to do things outside of my comfort zone and been pushed to accomplish things I honestly didn’t know I could. All from the inspiring and amazing team of YMC, including Erica Ehm (and if you’re super cool-which I know you are-you’ll know EXACTLY who she is).

Yummy Oat Bars

Also, no pressure or anything but half the people (wait…maybe more) in that room were food bloggers. FOOD BLOGGERS, PEOPLE. These are writers and recipe developers and people who know their food! Oh-and I had to do it for forty. I’m not complaining-I happily did it. Just saying.

But I digress. You’re here for the recipe and here I am blabbing on and on about ME. How rude.

So you want to know about these bars? Sure. First off, they’re nut-free and vegan. I had also made another dessert for this crowd (Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies) but I knew this wicked awesome chickie was coming to the staff meeting who is vegan and it’s not fair to put cookies in front of someone without something else they can eat. So I came up with these. So thank you Nicole, for being super awesome, and for being vegan. This recipe was born because of you.

Yummy Oat Bars

Yummy Oat Bars
Yummy Oat Bars
Print Recipe
Chewy, sweet, and slightly salty vegan oat bars that will have everyone asking for more...and for the recipe.
Servings Prep Time
40 bars 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
40 bars 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 30 minutes
Yummy Oat Bars
Yummy Oat Bars
Print Recipe
Chewy, sweet, and slightly salty vegan oat bars that will have everyone asking for more...and for the recipe.
Servings Prep Time
40 bars 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
40 bars 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: bars
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Make chia egg. Mix 1 tbsp. of chia seeds with 2 tbsp. water and set aside.
  3. Whisk together spelt flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, mix coconut sugar and maple syrup.
  5. Add coconut oil and attempt to combine. Do your best. They really don't want to become one.
  6. Add your chia egg. At this point it should be total goo. Whisk that into the sugar mixture. Be careful not to splash the coconut oil out of the bowl.
  7. Add flour mixture all at once and carefully combine.
  8. Add oats, cranberries, pepitas and hemp hearts. Mix until everything is all jumbled together.
  9. Press down into a greased 9 x 13 pan, making sure to even out the dough to all the corners.
  10. Sprinkle the salt on top and place in the oven.
  11. Bake for 30 minutes, until the top JUST starts to brown and the edges pull away.
Recipe Notes

Let sit for 30 minutes on a cooling rack. If you try to take it out before it's cool, it could crumble everywhere. Be patient. I know it's hard!

Variation: Melt vegan chocolate chips and drizzle over the bars. Let set up in the fridge ten minutes before packing.

These will stay chewy and delicious all the way to wherever you are taking these. Just don't expect to bring any leftovers home.

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