Okay. Full disclosure. Up until about two weeks ago I’d never heard of an oat bar before. They’re just not a thing we do in Australia. Are they just an American thang? 💁🏽
Oats are a fairly new romance for me. We’ve known each other our whole lives but the relationship really started to blossom in the last few years! Oh the crunchy golden granola, thick luscious overnight oats, porridge topped with toasted coconut and homemade Nutella!! I’m so glad we found each other at last.
Alright. Silly. Enough of that business. Let’s talk these super easy, a little bit messy, you’re gonna have most if not all of this stuff in your pantry, gooey chocolate filled, crunchy topped and chewy bottomed oat bars. Phew, I need to take a breath….
And then shove a delicious chunk of oat bar in my mouth.
These are a great in between season treat. I cannot eat porridge in summer, it’s just not right. But these addictive oat bars are perfect on cooler spring or autumn days! They’re vegan, free from refined sugars and can be gluten free if you make sure your ingredients are gluten free. How great is that??
Try them as a brekkie snack on your way to work or pack them for the kidlets school lunches. They’ll bring a big ol’ smile to anyone’s face, I promise.
Recipe adapted from Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen.