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3 chocolate oatmeal bars with chocolate chips topped with almond butter on a plate.

Chocolate Baked Oatmeal Bars

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

These yummy vegan chocolate baked oat bars make the perfect sweet but healthier snack or dessert. Easy to make with just 5 simple ingredients, these will become snacking staple!


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Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups (410 g) ripe mashed banana (approx. 4 small))
  • 2 cups (200 g) quick or rolled oats
  • 2 servings (60 g) chocolate or vanilla vegan protein powder
  • 2 tbsp (15 g) unsweetened cocoa powder or raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup (85 g) dairy-free chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Place the banana in a mixing bowl and use an immersion blender or fork to mash into a paste.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix everything up into a thick, doughy batter.
  4. Prepare a 7-8 inch square baking pan with a light coating of non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  5. Evenly spread the mixture into the pan.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before slicing into 16 bars.

Notes

Taste: These are not super sweet or decadent and are definitely more of a healthy snack bar. For a sweeter bar, you can add up to 3 tbsp maple syrup, coconut sugar or agave. For sugar-free sweetening, use a pinch of stevia or a few drops of liquid stevia or monk fruit.

Storage: Let cool then store in a container in the fridge for up to 5 days or freezer for up to 3 months. If frozen, thaw at room temperature or in the fridge or microwave. Enjoy cold or warm in the microwave or oven.

Serving: Try them warm with a spread of almond or peanut butter.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 114
  • Sugar: 4.8 g
  • Sodium: 46 mg
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 6 g

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