Saturday, June 19, 2010

Vegan (or not) Nut/Seed/Chip Bars

Hope you are enjoying the weekend so far! I wanted to share a fun bar recipe with you. If you’ve been reading Itzy’s Kitchen for a while, you know that I am always making adjustments to my bar recipes to come up with new creations. This one is a Vegan Nut/Seed/Chip bar. I call it Vegan (or not) because if you add chocolate chips that contain dairy vs. no chips, non-dairy chocolate chips, or carob chips, its obviously no longer vegan ;).

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups dry oats
  • 1/4 cup unbleached, all purpose flour (or whole wheat)
  • 1/2 cup flax meal
  • 1 cup seeds, nut & chocolate or carob chips (your choice, any combination)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil ( you can sub this out….but I think this small amount of oil does good stuff for these bars)
  • ½ rounded cup apple sauce

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Spray (somewhat heavily) a baking pan with non stick spray(I used a Pyrex dish)

3. Combine first 5 ingredients, break up any chunks of brown sugar

4. Add in wet ingredients and mix until well coated

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5. Spread mixture into pan and press down with the back of a spoonula/spatula

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6. Bake for ~30 minutes

7. Let bars cool and cut!

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35 comments:

Heatha said...

Ooooohh, I'm the first commenter - love it!!!!! :)

Those bars look great - I always love your recipes. I've been looking for a good bar one, and I love brown sugar, so this might be it!

Have a good weekend!

Maria said...

I love these bars! Have a great weekend!

Molly said...

These look great! I've been looking for a bar recipe like that! Can't wait to try it!

K from ksgoodeats said...

Yesterday I was perfecting my Housewife skills by baking a cake and today I think I'll continue Housewife training with these bars ;)

That recipe sounds scrumptious!! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Trying To Heal said...

i'm totally making those TODAY! i need a good homemade bar for work days!

Trying To Heal said...

oh wait, what can i use other than flaxseed meal? i don't have any!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I love how your always coming up with new additions/flavors of bars! And so few ingredients, which is another plus! :-)

Holly said...

sometimes you just need a bit of vegetable oil - a little DOES go a long way!!!!!

homecookedem said...

These look delicious and would be so healthy for me to eat right now. I need to make these ASAP! Thanks for the yummy recipe!! :)

Megan D said...

These look soo delish! I would probably add coconut to mine :)

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

These look wonderful...and I think I might have all of the ingredients for them!!

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

I am totally making these! I have some oats and dried fruit to get rid of before we move. These are a perfect way to put them to good use.

Pam said...

Holy Toledo Batwoman...he he!...those look great...like a Big square of oatmeal heaven...mmm! Enjoy your Saturday!

tam said...

They look better then anything you buy in the shops : )

TiffersRunsTX said...

Oooohhhh, wow! Yuuummy!

Sarah said...

Mmm! The bars look yummy, a great snack idea. I haven't made bars in a while, I wonder if Ray would eat them for breakfast too....

Hope you're having a nice weekend!

BroccoliHut said...

Great recipe--so versatile! I can't wait to try this with some coconut in the mix:)

Stacey said...

I like it, yum.

Kerstin said...

Mmm, these look fantastic and like the perfect pre-workout snack! Hope you have a great weekend!

Lauren said...

You have been so envious of your bar making skills! Mine always come out blah! I need to take notes from you girl, they look fantastic!! :)

Hope you are having an unbelievable weekend! :)

Krista said...

OH! I love the sounds of this new version!! THANKS!

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

The bars rocked before! I can only imagine how yummy they are now! Hope fun BBQ'n tomorrow!

Chef Dennis said...

great looking bars!! Thanks for sharing!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

dang girl, these look great! they are similar to my nobake ones but mine dont use flour and they use coconut oil/banana for the oil

oh and most choc chips, semi sweet, are inherently vegan. not milk choc, obvi, but most dark or semi sweet choc is naturally vegan.

lmk if you make the crackers!


Hope youre doing awesome!!!!

xoxo

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

That looks fantastic Erica!

Jess said...

I made these tonight except they don't stick together at all! It's just toasted granola! :( The one thing I did is used oil instead of applesauce - do you think that would make the difference?

Nicole Carrillo said...

What a great recipe! Thanks so much :) awesome ingredients, easy to-do, I'm a fan!

Simply Life said...

oh those bars look amazing!

Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

These look spectacular! I forgot granola bars at the store yesterday - I might as well make some! I'm not sure what seeds I have on hand though...

Diana said...

Oh my gosh, those must be 10x better than any store-bought bar. And healthier too! PS I know I'm so behind but I love the new layout :)

Holly said...

Yummm - those look delicious! I've never made my own bars, but i'm copying this recipe for when I do!

JENNA said...

these bars look great! Adding them to 'to make' list! :)

Julie said...

love it. i would do choc chips AND nuts. ;)

Candace said...

thanks for the bar recipe, I was just searching for a vegan bar recipe on the internet early today & couldn't find any that I liked. Now i'll have to try yours because it looks delicious!

ponyknit said...

They look delish! Thanks for sharing!