Chocolate Oatmeal Snack Bars
2 cups quick oats
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 tsp salt
6 Tbsp honey
1/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup add-ins (chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, etc.)
Mix the dry ingredients first.
The honey + almond butter act as the glue for the oats, while the almond milk softens them a bit to make them soft.
Add-ins are completely customizable! Mix together things like dark chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, coconut shreds, etc. to create different flavor combinations.
When pressing the uncooked granola bar mix into your baking pan, make sure to spread it out evenly and use a spatula to pack it down slightly to ensure that your bars don’t fall apart.
I added almond flour to make the bars a little more cookie like, but you can use an equal amount of oat flour if you don’t have almond on hand.
* If you need these bars to be nut-free, replace the almond flour with oat or coconut flour.
* You can also easily make these bars completely vegan by replacing the honey with maple syrup and using non-dairy chocolate chips (if using).
Jes Royston | Green Mama Tribe