When you get hungry at work or after training, what do you snack on? Do you grab a chocolate bar, some chips or do you opt for a healthy snack such as a handful of almonds, an apple or a raw bar? Oatmeal and raw bars which are sold in healthy food shops and supermarkets are usually packed with sugar, and often artificial colors, preservatives and other harmful substances.
Regardless of whether the headline on the packaging reads “honey added”, “high percentage of fiber” and “60% real fruit”, it is essential to read the declaration when purchasing the product. If you see words like “fructose”, “fructose syrup” and the letter “E” with some number next to it, this is the first indication that the product is not healthy. Of course, there are other labels which are important to pay attention to but these are usually easily recognized.
On our market, it is hard to find oatmeal bars sweetened with healthy sweeteners, made of natural flavors, with no artificial colors and preservatives. So what should we do if we want a healthy oatmeal bar as a snack? Make it ourselves!
Check out our recipe for homemade oatmeal bars with blueberries and enjoy a healthy, crispy snack for the whole family!
– 1 pack of blueberries ICEBERG SALAT CENTAR
– 1 cup nuts of choice (almonds, hazelnuts, walnut…)
– 50g dried cranberries
– 50g sesame seeds
– 50g of puffed rice
– 50 g butter (melted)
– 100g oat flakes
– 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
– 1/2 vanilla stick or 1 tsp. vanilla extract
– 1/2 cup agava syrup (or honey)
1. In a food processor, chop nuts into large chunks.
2. Combine cinnamon, nuts, cranberries, sesame seeds and oat flakes in a bowl.
3. Transfer the mixture to a casserole dish lined with baking paper and bake in heated oven for 30 minutes at 150 degrees.
4. Remove from oven, cool and pour back into bowl.
5. Add puffed rice, blueberries, agave syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and melted butter.
6. Transfer again into casserole dish lined with new baking paper, press and place in refrigerator until cooled completely.
7. Cut into bars and serve.
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