Healthy oat bars

One of the weakest moments of the day you get hungry is often around 4 o’clock. Lunch has already gone far and it is still too early to eat.

Most muesli bars are packed with sugar, so you only get more appetite. You can usually take fruit, rice cakes with hummus or a handful of nuts. But even better are these healthy oat bars. It takes a little bit of your time to make the bars but when you finish the recipe you can snack without feeling guilty. With this mini-meal, you give your body the nutrients it needs to generate enough energy so that you can easily bridge a period between meals.

Ingredients (10 pieces)

  • 150 gr of dates
  • 50 gr hazelnuts
  • 150 gr of oatmeal
  • 40 gr honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp water

Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 175 degrees.
  • Remove the seeds from the dates, puree them smoothly in a food processor with 2 tbsp water.
  • Chop the nuts coarsely.
  • Mix the nuts with the oatmeal and the dates in a bowl.
  • Heat the honey briefly in the microwave.
  • Add the honey and oil to the mass and mix thoroughly.
  • Take a rectangular or square baking dish of approximately 15 x 20 cm. Line this with baking paper.
  • Divide the mixture over the mold and press it well.
  • Bake the oats in about 25-30 minutes.
  • Then let it cool slightly and cut the cake into strips of about 2 cm.

Ready-made snacks are almost always processed before being offered for sale in the store. The food is processed to make it tastier, longer shelf life and easier to transport. If you know which ingredients you should avoid in snacks, you can quickly determine whether a snack is healthy or unhealthy. Try a new snack, or eat some yogurt with that umpteenth banana. Variation keeps the grind at a distance, so you can maintain your healthy habits longer. Vary by adding another type of nuts to the oat bar or replace the dates with cocos or dried oranges. To make healthy food you do not have to be a kitchen princess.

Enjoy! 😊
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