Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

As promised, version 2 of Dreena's Easy Pleasin' Oat Bars. This time I added 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips to the original recipe. Oh.My.God. These things are out of this world!! I can't imagine that the 10 bars I made are going to last through today. They are that good.

These have actually become both breakfast bars and snack bars at our house. They are a really quick and easy breakfast for those rushed school mornings. And really, they are just oats, syrup and rice milk.....pretty much what my kids would be eating anyway, only condensed in a less messy bar instead of a bowl!!

I'm thinking version 3.0 will be Coconut-Chocolate Chip. However, Mairin asked today if I could put apples in them, so I guess I'll have to get to work on version 4.0 as well!! I can see all manner of oat bars in our distant future. If you have any suggestions throw them my way, I'll be sure to try them out.

I urge you to try them out for yourself very soon. The original recipe is fantastic, so be sure to start there. After that, the possibilities are endless, really!!

2 comments:

keeta said...

Ok, so 2 awesome reviews of this recipe = I will be making these today!

Maybe dried fruit, like blueberries? I bet blueberry chocolate chip would be amazing. Sunflower butter added? Maple-sunflower butter?

carrie said...

I was definitely thinking blueberry. I was actually thinking of making a double layered oat bar with a blueberry filling in the middle.

Sunflower butter isn't very well liked in our house. We bought it to replace peanut butter when we found out about Stella's allergy, but it was quickly rejected by all.