Hazelnut Chocolate Oat Bars

September 23, 2010 at 8:20 am Leave a comment

These are pretty yummy!

I go to Starbucks probably more than I should.  I highly recommend the Iced Passion Tea (unsweetened) for a hot summer day, if you are tired of your iced latte.  The Passion Tea Lemonade is really good too, but I try to watch my sugar intake, so unsweetened it is.   One thing I find a little disappointing about Starbucks are the treats.  First they are really too expensive, but you don’t go to Starbucks to save money, and second they tend to be really, really sweet and full of wheat.  One thing I do like is the Oat Bar.    Not the fudgy chocolate one, although I am sure it is good, but the plain one that is a cross between a cookie and a granola bar.  I try to convince myself it is the healthier choice.  Anyways that is what inspired this recipe.  Of course, I did add a little chocolate 😉

Hazelnut Chocolate Oat Bars

I added ground nuts to these because I like to increase the protein content.  With the protein + carb (nuts + oats), this is a complete and filling snack, not to mention whole grain.  Learn more about Brown Rice Syrup on the ingredients page (in the header).  These are good for a child one-year or older because of the nuts.

  • 1/3 C brown rice syrup
  • 1/4 C maple syrup
  • 1/4 C milk (cow, soy, rice or almond)
  • 2 Tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 C quick cook oats (separated)
  • 2/3 C hazelnuts
  • 1/3 C flax seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 C chocolate chips (semi-sweet)

In a large bowl combine together brown rice syrup, maple syrup, milk and sunflower oil.  Mix it until it is well combined.

In a food processor put one cup of oats, hazelnuts and flax seeds.  Process until ground.  The flax seeds may not all be ground, but the nuts and oats should form a powder.  Add sea salt and cinnamon and give a couple of pulses to combine.  Add the remainder of the oats and the chocolate chips, and pour all of the ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients.

Mix together the wet and dry ingredients until the dry ingredients are well absorbed.  put into an 8 x 8 pan, lined with parchment paper or greased with sunflower oil.

Place in a 350 deg oven for 25 minutes.  They are done when the edges are brown and the middle is not wet.  Cut into pieces and enjoy!


Entry filed under: 1 Year, Cookies, Egg-Free, Finger Food, Good Grains, Healthy Sweets & Treats, Nuts and Seeds, Oats, Treats, Vegetarian or Veganism, wheat-free. Tags: , , .

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