Autumn vibes in the oatmeal breakfast bars
Ahhh the classic autumn flavors, don’t you agree? Pear, cinnamon and maple syrup is the ulitimate cosy flavor combination for me and it work so well with the soft, moist texture of the oatmeal breakfast bars. Your house will smell better than a bakey if you decide to make the bars. Wheather you are making these bars for a quick breakfast option on the go, or a sweet treat with a cup of tea, they are perfect. Perfect to bundle up in a cosy sweater or a blanket and enjoy.
A cross between oatmeal and a crumble
I would describe these oatmeal bars as if baked oatmeal and fruit crumble had a super cute baby. It is kind of a porridge and has a really oaty texture, but it is also a crumble with all of the pear bits in there. No matter how you choose to call it, the oatmeal bars rock! I personally adore oatmeal in the morning, but I sometimes need a break from it. These bars really change things up a bit and they are super easy to simply grab and take with you wherever you are heading. I find they are compact enough to hold themselves together, but still really crumbly in your mouth.
So many pears!
I for sure adore pears, they are one of my favorite fruits. We have two big pear trees in my grandmas backyard and a lot, lot of pears. They quickly ripen and need to be used up fast.
That is why these oatmeal breakfast bars are perfect to use up ripe pears. You blend the extra bruised up ones into a pear puree and cut up the better looking ones. The pears turn so sweet and delicate in the oven. Yum!
Not only tasty, but…
the bars are gluten-free if you use certificated gluten-free oats, vegan and nut-free! Now let me know if that doesn’t cover everyone?
Plus they are super healthy too. They don’t contain refined sugars. I use coconut oil instead of butter, but feel free to adjust it to you. The only sweetener besides the pears is maple syrup which gives it a yummy aroma too. The cinnamon is known for the ability to lower blood sugar levels and many more health properties(check the link if you are curious).
All of the wholesome ingredients make these bars a truly nutrient dense treat and, compared to other cakes, these bars are low in calories and high in fibre. Isn’t that amazing? 🙂
Final persuasion why you should give them a go!
- These oatmeal breakfast bars are fragrant and delicate. Mushy, but still really light and fluffy.
- They make the easiest, still healthy breakfast and a delicious, sweet afternoon treat.
- The bars are also nutritious and are loaded with healthy, wholesome ingredients.
- Weather you are choosing to eat plant based, gluten-free, dairy-free or have a nut allergy- I got you cover with this recipe.
Fluffy and nutrient dense pear, cinnamon and maple syrup autum breakfast bars.
- 1 1/2 cups of gluten-free oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup pear purée (2 large, ripe pears, blended)
- 1 tbsp ground flax seeds + 2,5 tbsp water (or an egg)
- 1/3 cup of almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 1/4 cup of maple syrup
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 2 medium sized pears, chopped
- 1/4 cup of walnuts, chopped
- Heat the oven at 180°C or 356°F. Line a 8 x 8 baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Blend 1/2 cups of oats in a blender to a flour texture.
- Combine the ground flax seeds with water to make the egg.
- Blend 2 large ripe pears (around 1 1/2 cup chopped) to a purée. Chop the other 2 pears to small cubes.
- In a bowl mix together the made oat flour, oats, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Then combine in a larger bowl pear purée, maple syrup, oil, milk, flax egg, chopped pear and walnuts. Add the dry mix to the wet and stir until it forms a thick batter.
- Pour the mix into the lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
- Wait at least 30 minutes before cutting it into 16 smaller squares.
Store in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.