Easy and delicious oat bars

All hail for this amazing (almost) zero waste vegan oat bar


These boys of mine and their bellies which are becoming a massive black hole that make infinite amount of food disappear without any trace. So in order to tackle their hunger and our waste pile I found a lovely oat bar recipe which is not only super easy to make but you can get the main ingredients plastic free. Let’s face it, our main rubbish always comes from small little snack bars individually packaged with the same horrid info on them “currently not recyclable” . Since finding the recipe I made it 3x already. It stays so moist for 2 days at least. Not sure if it stays moist longer as we usually finish the batch by then. 😉 Also I am totally obsessed with @montezumaschocs 100% bar at the moment so using it in whatever I can. 🍫Just the best (not an #ad just a masterpiece👌). Overall a total winner I would say. So here it goes. 


Ingredients
2 cups of rolled oats (I got 25 kg of it in paper bag from @wiltonwholefoods but @quakeroatsuk also sells oats in cardboard box.

3 large bananas, mashed

1/2 cup shredded coconut (haven’t found any yet plastic free😩) 1/4 cup chopped pitted dates (same here. Came in plastic🙄) 1/4 cup chopped or grated chocolate

3 tablespoons maple syrup (in glass) 

1 teaspoon vanilla extract (in glass)

1 pinch ground nutmeg (glass)

1 pinch salt (glass) 
Add all ingredient

Directions
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Preheat oven to 175 degrees C – 350 F 
Mix oats, bananas, coconut, dates, chocolate maple syrup, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and salt together in a bowl by hand; press into a 9-inch square baking dish.

Bake in preheated oven until browned on top, about 20-25 minutes.

Cool in baking dish on a wire rack until completely cooled before cutting into bars.
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Footnotes

Dried figs, dried apricots, or raisins can replace the dates.

Try cashews or almonds /walnuts in place of the chocolate for variety.

Ground cinnamon can replace the nutmeg .
Enjoy
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