If you are someone that likes to snack or is on-the-go a lot, then I guess we have a lot in common…. familiar with the case of the hangry? Been there, don’t that, no bueno.
That’s exactly why I got crackin in the kitchen (lol is that even a saying?) I rummaged through what I could find.. oats… apple sauce… nut butter… oh my! But sadly no pumpkin. Curse my grocery store for not selling it in the summer. And sadly no chocolate either. HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN?!?
The good news is that these bars that were made with love and care are pretty fricken good if you ask me. Soft, moist (HA), and lightly sweetened with agave and apple. BRAVA.
- 1 cup oat flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
- 1.5 cups rolled oats
- 1 T chia seed
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed (the powder not the seeds)
- 4 oz unsweetened applesauce or 1 mashed banana
- 6 T agave syrup or honey
- 2-3 T almond butter
- 12 oz almond or cashew milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- About 5-10 drops liquid stevia or other sweetener *optional
Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Then combine the wet into another small bowl and whisk. Add the wet to the dry, stirring until no clumps. You can add dried fruit or nuts if that’s yo thing!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 8-inch square pan with parchment paper and add in the batter. Smooth out evenly and put in the oven for about 40 minutes. The edges should be a little golden. Allow to cool at least 10-15 minutes before cutting! Makes 9 squares 🙂