My family loves oat bars, so my mom’s made her own a few times and I thought I’d give it a shot! They’re super easy and perfect to make ahead for a snack or even a breakfast.
- 4 cups oats
- 1 1/3 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 tsp salt
- A stick of butter (1/2 cup)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract (optional)
To start, I mixed two cups of oats, the cinnamon, and salt. Then, I ground the remaining two cups of oats in my blender until they resembled a fine flour. I added those to my other dry ingredients and stirred.
On the stove, I stirred together water, honey, and brown sugar until boiling in a saucepan. I allowed the mixture to boil for awhile- about 2 minutes- and removed from heat.
Then, I mixed the wet and dry ingredients, adding in my vanilla. Finally, I spread them in a large pan and chilled them in the fridge until firm- about 45 minutes. I sliced them into bar shapes and they were finished!