Green Oat Bars
Updated: Aug 24, 2019
This recipe is SO forgiving, it is the one that I suggest to parents who don't believe in their ability to cook. It's very easy, only 5 ingredients, including that nutrient packed spinach. It's also a great healthy vegan snack.
My favorite thing about this healthy snack recipe is that its sweetness is from bananas- there is 1 tablespoon of honey in the whole recipe- that's it! I have searched and searched for a healthy snack bar option that didn't have a bunch of added sugar, be it agave, honey, whatever, and no matter the brand, I just could not find one. That's where this recipe came in. And they're seriously so good, I might eat them more than Felix lol. So there - how to help your kid eat more vegetables? Feed them these bars!
GREEN OAT BAR RECIPE
3/4 C oats or quick oats
3 TB peanut butter
1 TB honey
1 ripe banana
1/2 c frozen spinach (or sub 3 handfuls fresh spinach)
3 TB hemp seeds (optional)
Glass baking dish (I use one that I use for food prep storage. The size doesn't really matter, it just affects how you cut the bars in the end)
1) Put oats and (hemp if you are using) in a bowl and set aside.
2) Blend Banana, peanut butter, honey and spinach in a high powered blender. It's important to use a Vitamix or something similar that will blend the spinach so there are no chunks.
3) Scrape the mixture out of the blender and into the bowl with the oats. Mix until combined.
4) Grease the glass baking dish. I use butter and wipe it around with a towel.
5) Spread oat mixture into glass baking dish.
6) Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Let cool to room temp.
7) Cut to desired width and length. These can be kept in refrigerator for up to 5 days and in the freezer for one month.
As I mentioned in the beginning, this recipe is extremely forgiving. You can have more or less of every ingredient, although I wouldn't reduce the honey. It really all depends on your tastes.