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Healthy Lemon Chia Oat Bars

Rated as 3.71 out of 5 Stars
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"I came up with this when I wanted a quick, healthy breakfast that I could grab while I was taking care of a newborn. I had to omit dairy, eggs, and wheat from my diet due to her allergies. This recipe is the result of a desire to have my baked goods and make baby happy too."
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Ingredients

40 m servings 200
Original recipe yields 10 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray miniature loaf pans with cooking spray.
  2. Mix oats and salt together in a bowl. Pour 1 cup boiling water over oats and stir until oats are evenly moistened.
  3. Stir 1/4 cup water and chia seeds together in a bowl until seeds start to gelatinize, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Stir honey, canola oil, agave nectar, vanilla extract, lemon extract, and lemon zest into oat mixture. Stir chia seed mixture into oat mixture. Beat oat-chia seed mixture using an electric mixer on low until batter is well combined. Spread batter into the prepared loaf pans, pressing with a spatula to evenly distribute.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until sides are slightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack, 3 to 5 minutes; cut into slices.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You can also use a 9x9-inch baking dish in place of the miniature baking dish. After baking, cut into nine bars while in the pan. Using a spatula, remove the cut bars onto a cooling rack to cool.
  • You can substitute ground flax meal for chia seeds.
  • You can substitute egg in place of chia seeds-water mix.
  • You can substitute corn syrup or sugar for honey.
  • You can substitute almond butter or other nut or seed butter for oil (and omit lemon extract).

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 200 calories; 7.6 30.7 3.4 0 119 Full nutrition

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This recipe is yummy very similar to lemon poppy seed muffins in taste. We used Lyle's golden syrup in lieu of agave nectar and I almost guarantee you'd like this version better but I can also a...

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I was looking forward to a good healthy treat, but found these to be very bland. I love lemon, but didn't think the lemon flavor really came through enough. IF I make them again, I probably wo...

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I was looking forward to a good healthy treat, but found these to be very bland. I love lemon, but didn't think the lemon flavor really came through enough. IF I make them again, I probably wo...

The texture was very strange...less like a bar and more like a baked oatmeal. However, it tasted delicious. I enjoyed the lemon. If you think of it like a baked oatmeal instead of an oat bar, th...

This recipe is yummy very similar to lemon poppy seed muffins in taste. We used Lyle's golden syrup in lieu of agave nectar and I almost guarantee you'd like this version better but I can also a...

This was good! I didn't have agave but I used the same amount of Grade B real maple syrup instead. Just the right amount of moistness. A lot of gluten free or dairy free baked goods are too dry...

I don't have any allergies/sensitivities to consider but I enjoy the creativity of allergen-avoiding and vegan cuisines. The texture will be familiar to those of us who have used gelatinized chi...

The texture is slightly odd BUT, the taste is nice- love that lemon! (Didn't have lemon extract so just went overboard with the zest). I think this is a basic, healthy breakfast bar that can b...

I like it. I keep it in the freezer, and so the gummy texture isn't so bad when frozen. When I made it, I didn't have lemon extract, so I used fresh lemon juice, as well, I used olive oil inste...