Healthy Lemon Chia Oat Bars

Healthy Lemon Chia Oat Bars

punkim30

"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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Ingredients

40 m servings 200 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 200 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 7.6 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.7g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 119 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Directions

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  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.

Footnotes

  • 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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This was good! I didn't have agave but I used the same amount of Grade B real maple syrup instead. Just the right amount of moistness. A lot of gluten free or dairy free baked goods are too dry...

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I was looking forward to a good healthy treat, but found these to be very bland. I love lemon, but didn't think the lemon flavor really came through enough. IF I make them again, I probably wo...

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I was looking forward to a good healthy treat, but found these to be very bland. I love lemon, but didn't think the lemon flavor really came through enough. IF I make them again, I probably wo...

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, th...

This was good! I didn't have agave but I used the same amount of Grade B real maple syrup instead. Just the right amount of moistness. A lot of gluten free or dairy free baked goods are too dry...

I don't have any allergies/sensitivities to consider but I enjoy the creativity of allergen-avoiding and vegan cuisines. The texture will be familiar to those of us who have used gelatinized chi...

The texture is slightly odd BUT, the taste is nice- love that lemon! (Didn't have lemon extract so just went overboard with the zest). I think this is a basic, healthy breakfast bar that can b...

I like it. I keep it in the freezer, and so the gummy texture isn't so bad when frozen. When I made it, I didn't have lemon extract, so I used fresh lemon juice, as well, I used olive oil inste...

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