Baked Oatmeal Snack Bars

One of my current favorite food blogs is Kath Eats Real Food.  She blogs what she eats and gives people a really good idea what a healthy diet can look like.  She has great recipes on her blog as well.  I was perusing the recipe section (I pay special attention to the oatmeal section) and found these lovely baked oatmeal snack bars.  It took a couple days before I had the time to try them but I was finally able to make them yesterday.  I am so happy I did.  These bars are not crunch but chewy – my favorite kind.

You can find the recipe here.  Here are the changes I made:

  • soy milk instead of skim milk
  • pumpkin seeds instead of nuts (I didn’t have any nuts)
  • cranberries for the dried fruit
  • baked at 170C for 50 minutes

Make sure you read the comments under her post for lots of good variation ideas.

I had a snack bar for breakfast this morning with sliced banana and yogurt topped with ground black sesame seeds and herb tea.  A great start to the day.

7 thoughts on “Baked Oatmeal Snack Bars

    • Hi Anna,
      I’m still in Japan – will probably end up a lifer 😉

      Most supermarkets I’ve seen here carry the green kabocha seeds. I believe they are usually with the nuts. I’ve never seen regular pumpkin seeds.

  1. I am moving there soon. I was told there are no ovens… Just stovetops with a little fish drawer. Did you have to buy an oven for your place?

  2. Pingback: Banana Oatmeal Cookies (gluten free) | Cooking In Japan

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