Who doesn’t love a chewy granola bar? They’re seriously the perfect snack when you’re on the go and hunger strikes. Seriously, these things are lifesavers but let’s be real… the sugar content in these store-bought granola bars is outrageous! This Chewy Harvest Oat Bar Recipe is here to save the day (and your sugar intake for the day). The recipe is so simple to make, and we all know homemade items just always seem to taste better. Make these during your meal prep Sunday and eat throughout the week. You’ll be happy you did, these are sure to cure your growling tummy when you’re in a pinch.
2 Cups Rolled Oats
¼ Cup Smooth Peanut Butter or Nut Butter
2 Tbsp Agave Sweetener
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
¼ Tsp Flaked Sea Sal
- To begin, preheat your oven to 350°F and line a 9x9” baking pan with parchment paper or tin foil and a regular baking tray with tin foil/parchment paper. Lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
- Once oven is preheated, spread the rolled oats out evenly on the baking tray and let cook for 10-minutes in the oven. This will toast the oats and help add in some additional flavor! Keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t get too burnt – we’re looking for a perfect golden brown here. Once done, remove from the oven and place in a large mixing bowl.
- Next in a medium sauce pot, over low-medium heat, first melt the coconut oil and then combine the Crofter’s Organic Premium Berry Harvest Fruit Spread with the peanut butter, agave sweetener, and salt. Simmer for about 5-minutes stirring constantly until all the ingredients become smooth.
- Transfer the Berry Harvest & peanut butter mixture over to the large mixing bowl with the toasted rolled oats and gently combine with a spatula to coat evenly. Add in the vanilla extract and give the mixture one final stir. On ce evenly coated, place the oat mixture into the prepared 9x9” baking pan in an even layer. Make sure to press down the oats as you want the bars to hold their shape and not become too crumbly. Use the back of your spatula to really press the oat mixture down into the pan and into the corners.
- Bake for 15- Minutes at 350°F until the bars have become golden brown and the top is starting to get a bit crisp. Remove form the oven and let cool completely before trying to remove the bars from the baking pan. Once cooled, slice into 10 bars and place in a container with a lid. Enjoy!