This is an 'energy bar' recipe from Vive le Vegan! If you want a snack to pack in lunches or to nibble on mid-afternoon, these are a great choice....
They are very simple to make.
They are inexpensive (unlike some packaged snacks and energy bars).
They have no refined sugars - are sweetened with brown rice syrup and maple syrup. They are wheat-free, containing quick oats.
These Easy Pleasin' Oat Bars are tasty and highlighted with cinnamon, but they are not too sweet, and are quite substantial. That's why I created them. Plus, they are great when 'on-the-go' and are easier to pack than a softer baked good like a muffin.
After combining the ingredients, you transfer the mixture to your baking dish and press it down. This picture shows the bars before baking. With a sharp knife, you lightly cut into the mixture, marking the size/number of bars you want. This makes it much easier to cut and remove the bars after baking them.
Don't overbake the bars, guys. They will be softer if not overcooked. Also, if you want crunchier bars, use a larger dish to thin them out, but if you want softer bars, press the mixture into a smaller pan so they are thicker.