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Homemade Oat Bars

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A recipe for homemade oat bars that are chock full of nutrition and just the right ingredients to satisfy your sweet tooth -- but are far less inclined to create persistent sugar cravings throughout the day as sugar will do. They are great as snacks or even as on-the-go breakfast options instead of cereal or bagels. Nuts are included to boost serotonin and stabilize your mood, and organic pumpkin puree is used instead of oil for moisture -- thereby reducing the caloric value and also providing you with antioxidant-rich carotenoids, betacarotene and a good supply of potassium -- great for stabilizing blood pressure!
Ingredients
  Flax seeds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Ground Seeds)
  Peanuts/Walnuts 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs), chopped
  Egg 1
  Raw oats 2 2⁄3 Cup (42.67 tbs)
  Flax seeds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), ground
  Hemp seeds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Canned pumpkin 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Plain Pumpkin Mix, Not Pie Mix)
  Ripe bananas 2 Medium, mashed
  Pecans 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), chopped
  Walnuts 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), chopped
  Cinnamon powder 1⁄2 Tablespoon (As Needed)
  Agave nectar/Honey / maple syrup 2 Tablespoon
  Eggs 1 Medium
Directions

MAKING
1. Combine all dry ingredients and mix well.
2. In a bowl combine pumpkin mix, banana, egg and sweetener and mix well.
3. Add dry ingredients to wet ones and mix well until blended.
4. Spread out on brownie tray and bake 15 to 20 minutes on a 350’ oven.

SERVING
5. Serve with beverages or as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Food Places: 
Bars
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Oat
Interest: 
Kids, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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