Healthy Lemon Chia Oat Bars Recipe -
Healthy Lemon Chia Oat Bars Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Healthy Lemon Chia Oat Bars

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"I came up with this when I wanted a quick, healthy breakfast that I could grab while I was taking care of a newborn. I had to omit dairy, eggs, and wheat from my diet due to her allergies. This recipe is the result of a desire to have my baked goods and make baby happy too."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray miniature loaf pans with cooking spray.
  2. Mix oats and salt together in a bowl. Pour 1 cup boiling water over oats and stir until oats are evenly moistened.
  3. Stir 1/4 cup water and chia seeds together in a bowl until seeds start to gelatinize, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Stir honey, canola oil, agave nectar, vanilla extract, lemon extract, and lemon zest into oat mixture. Stir chia seed mixture into oat mixture. Beat oat-chia seed mixture using an electric mixer on low until batter is well combined. Spread batter into the prepared loaf pans, pressing with a spatula to evenly distribute.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until sides are slightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack, 3 to 5 minutes; cut into slices.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • You can also use a 9x9-inch baking dish in place of the miniature baking dish. After baking, cut into nine bars while in the pan. Using a spatula, remove the cut bars onto a cooling rack to cool.
  • You can substitute ground flax meal for chia seeds.
  • You can substitute egg in place of chia seeds-water mix.
  • You can substitute corn syrup or sugar for honey.
  • You can substitute almond butter or other nut or seed butter for oil (and omit lemon extract).

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Jun 05, 2014

The texture was very strange...less like a bar and more like a baked oatmeal. However, it tasted delicious. I enjoyed the lemon. If you think of it like a baked oatmeal instead of an oat bar, then it is great.


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  • Calories
  • 200 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.7 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 7.6 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 119 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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