Being a grazer and also now working full time, I’m always looking for a snack to keep me going during the day which is both friendly and tasty. When I stumbled across a chewy oat bar recipe the other day, I was keen to tweak it to be fussy foodie friendly and taste the outcome – well I can confidently say, it’s a winner! With all the goodness packed into it, its like a mini meal all in one with one piece definitely being enough to fill you up for a good few hours.
Agave Nectar Chewy Oat Bar Ingredients (makes approx. 10 pieces)
- 6oz porridge oat
- 2oz pumpkin or sunflower seeds, or a mixture of the two
- 1oz desiccated coconut
- 1oz rice flour
- 7oz agave nectar 2 tbsps Agave Nectar
- 5oz dried fruit, chopped (I used apricots, dates and sultanas)
- 4½oz crunchy peanut butter (sugar & dairy free)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract / half a vanilla pod
- Splash of milk of your choice (I used Oatly)
NB. This recipe has been tweaked based on Rachel Allens recipe on bbc.co.uk.
Agave Nectar Chewy Oat Bar Recipe
Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees. Grease and line a rectangular baking tray with baking paper, leaving a small amount of baking paper over hanging the sides to make it easier to remove after baking.
Weigh out the dry ingredients (oats, flour, seeds) and mix in a large mixing bowl.
Add the peanut butter, and agave nectar to a saucepan and warm through on the hob for a couple of minutes. When warmed through, add enough Oatly / milk to make a syrup consistency then add the dried fruit and stir until the peanut butter melts.
Once melted and the ingredients have combined, pour over the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Transfer to the baking tray, pressing down firmly. Place in the pre-heated oven for approximately 25 minutes, or until the mixture becomes golden brown and firm to the touch.
Leave in the baking tray to cool and harden. Once cool, remove the bar from the tray, cut into pieces and enjoy!
The bars will last for about a week in an airtight container and are suitable for freezing.
These Agave Nectar Chewy Oat Bars really are a nice treat and so simple to make using everyday ingredients. The recipe could also be adapted in so many ways to suit individual tastes – all seeds, all dried fruit, maybe adding cocoa / cacao could work or if you fancy an even bigger treat, maybe 85% chocolate chips!