Seedy Carrot Oat Bars – Vegan

So the other day I did an online shop. When deciding what to buy, I usually look at items on a price per weight basis. I don’t mind paying more for something that actually works out cheaper per 100g/kg as you’re saving money in the long term. Anyway, my order came and I was faced with the biggest bag of oats I have ever seen in my life. It was genuinely as big as my entire torso. I decided to make a load of oat flour with it (just by blitzing them up in a blender). I also had some spare bananas (surprise surprise) so thought I’d make some healthy oaty bars. These are good as they aren’t super sweet – perfect for those who don’t have much of a sweet tooth or trying to wean off sugar. Top with fig or any other fruit if you really can’t contain that sugar craving… It’s fig season so why not?!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas, mashed (200g)
  • 180g jumbo oats
  • 10g chia seeds
  • 40g seeds (I used 20g mixed, 20g pumpkin)
  • 30g maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 15g coconut sugar
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp/8g ground flax, 3 tbsp/38g water – refridgerate for 5 minutes)
  • 1 large carrot (115g), grated
  • 8g coconut oil, melted

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Method:

  1. Line a baking tray with baking paper and preheat oven to 180c
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas and mix in oats, chia seeds and seeds until well combined
  3. Add the maple syrup, cinnamon, coconut sugar, flax egg, carrot and coconut oil and stir again until well combined
  4. Transfer the mixture to the baking tray and pat down with hands, making sure it is evenly distributed
  5. Bake on 180c for 20-25 minutes
  6. Remove from oven and cool in the baking tray for 30 minutes

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