Oats Bars - Zero Sugar
 
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Healthy chewy oats bar with nuts, banana and dry fruits
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Recipe type: Bars
Cuisine: International
Ingredients
  • Quick/Rolled Oats - 2 cups (I used quick oats)
  • Banana - 2, large - very ripe, peeled and mashed
  • Nuts - ¼ cup, chopped (I used walnut, almonds and pecans)
  • Raisins - ¼ cup
  • Cranberry - 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder - ⅛ tsp
  • Cinnamon powder - pinch
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  • Salt - ⅛ tsp
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit and place parchment paper on 9×9 square baking pan and grease it with butter/olive oil/cooking spray
  2. In a wide mixing bowl mash the banana well without lumps. Add vanilla extract to it and mix well
  3. Add the oats, cardamom powder, cinnamon powder and salt to the banana and mix well. Add nuts, raisins and cranberry and give a final mix
  4. Transfer it the mixture into the baking pan and spread evenly. Bake for 28 - 33 minutes until the edges begin to crisp. Cool it and cut the bars. Store in room temperature and enjoy
Notes
Gluten free oats can be added for gluten- free version
Coconut, chopped dates, apricot, prunes etc. can be. Added for extra flavor
Extracts like rose, almond, pineapple can also used
Plain or flavored chocolate chips like mint, peppermint, coffee etc. can be added
Walnut, almonds, pecan, pine nuts, hazelnut cashew, pista can be added
Cardamom powder, vanilla extract and cinnamon powder are optional. Any other flavors of your choice can be added instead of them
Bars stays good for 2-3 in room temperature. I haven't tried refrigerating them
Golden raisins can also be used instead of dark ones
Nutrition Information
Calories: 414 Fat: 15g Saturated fat: 2g Unsaturated fat: 12g Carbohydrates: 69g Sugar: 38g Sodium: 304mg Fiber: 9g Protein: 8g
Recipe by Traditionally Modern Food at http://traditionallymodernfood.com/index.php/2016/01/05/oats-bars-zero-sugar/