Oaty, coconut dark choc chip bars or blondies, whichever way you want to think of them, they’re lovely and go perfectly with a nice cup of tea. They’re also free from lots of allergens so suitable for many diets and refined sugar free.
Bonus? These are so easy to make, just 1 bowl needed and with ingredients you can easily now find in all supermarkets even the coconut sugar which I’ve spotted in Lidl!
I wanted to use oats in this recipe for an easy way of using a wholemeal flour which provides your gut with more fiber but also because it’s easy to find and can be gluten free if needed whereas other GF flour tends to be more expensive. These are also a good way of getting oats/fiber into young kids if they’re picky about any porridge you have tried feeding them!
Oaty, coconut, bars (makes 4)
-150ml water/almond milk etc
-14g coconut oil melted
-20g oats, small kind (can sub for hemp/pea protein)
-100g oat flour (oats ground in blender to rough flour)
-30g dark chocolate, chopped (I like a brand called Ombar, it’s high quality & delicious)
-30g desiccated coconut
-1/4 cup coconut sugar/xylitol (sugar free option)
optional but recommended: 1 Tbsp Lucuma powder or 1 tsp maca powder
Preheat oven to 160c fan
Blend 100g oats to a flour then mix the dry ingredients together, next stir in the wet ingredients and combine. Leave the mix to sit for 20mins to absorb & thicken
Press the mix into a lined loaf tin and bake at 160c for 20-23mins