Health

Chocolatey Oat-and-Nut Breakfast Bars 

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Simon Pask

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Preparation


1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a 9-by-5-inch baking pan with parchment.

2. Mix together coconut, hemp seeds, flaxseed, chia seeds, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Process oats in a food processor until coarse. Add to seed mixture. Add nuts to food processor and process until they're in small pieces but not a flour. Add to bowl with oat-and-seed mixture.

3. Add dates, almond butter, and coconut oil to food processor and process until smooth. Add vanilla and almond extract, if desired, and pulse. Fold date mixture into oat-and-nut mixture and mix well—you can use your hands to incorporate ingredients. Mix in chocolate chips.

4. Transfer mixture to prepared pan and use a sheet of parchment to press and flatten evenly into pan. Bake until top is golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool, then refrigerate for at least 1 hour before slicing. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 5 days.


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  • Yield: 16 bars

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 166
Fat per serving: 11g
Saturated fat per serving: 3g
Cholesterol per serving: 0mg
Fiber per serving: 4g
Protein per serving: 4g
Carbohydrates per serving: 17g
Sodium per serving: 78mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Calcium per serving: 33mg

Good to Know

The almonds in these bars boast healthy fats and vitamin E, while the oats offer a hearty serving of fiber to help keep you satisfied.
From Whole Food Energy by Elise Museles. Copyright © 2016 by Quantum Books.