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Yields: 16 servings | Serving Size: 1 bar | Calories: 175 | Total Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 16mg | Carbohydrates: 24g | Fiber: 3g | Sugars: 9g | Protein: 6g | SmartPoints: 6 |
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, ground
- 2 cups oats
- 1/2 cup chopped honey roasted peanuts
Preheat oven to 300 F
Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper, making sure the parchment paper hangs over the sides.
In a microwave safe bowl, add honey, coconut oil and peanut butter. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir until mixture gets runny and peanut butter completely melted in. You may have to heat for another 20 seconds or so. Mix in vanilla extract and cinnamon.
Add oats and peanuts, mix until everything is combined and the mixture is completely coated with honey and peanut butter mixture.
Pour mixture into prepared pan and press down with a back of a spoon; bake in the oven for 20 -25 minutes until lightly brown.
Once you take the bars out of the oven, press down with the back of a spoon to insure the oats are pressed firmly together. Let the oat bars cool slightly and carefully take out bars by grabbing onto the parchment paper and cut into 16 slices. Let bars cool completely and harden at room temperature.
Store bars in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
Makes 16 bars.
Calories per bar: 157.2, Fat: 8., Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 31, Potassium: 38, Carbs: 18.8, Fiber: 2, Sugar: 10.4, Protein: 3.9
This recipe comes courtesy of Jennifer Drummond’s blog Peanut Butter and Peppers. Jennifer’s blog is about everyday healthy living, mainly good for you recipes. After losing 30 pounds through exercise and a proper diet Jennifer learned to take every day food and making it healthier without sacrificing flavor. You can also find Jennifer on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.
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