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Baked Oatmeal Apricot Snack Bars

It’s summer travel season, and between trips and busy days, I’m all about the portable snack bars lately. Anyone else?

oatmeal apricot snack bars recipe

For this month’s Almond Breeze partnership creation, in honor of how much all of us travel in summer, I decided to whip up a new grab-and-go appropriate but still healthy and tasty bar recipe. I’ve been sharing a lot of fruit/nut ball recipes in recent months, so for this one we’re going back to the basics: the classic oatmeal bar. Hello again, old friend!

easy oatmeal bar recipe

I’m a big fan of oatmeal bars because they come together quickly and are quite versatile. Juicy summer apricots are delicious right now, but if you find this recipe later on in the year or just want to try another fruit, that would work, too! Also, for my vegan friends, you can easily make this recipe vegan by swapping the egg out for a flax egg (3 tablespoons water + 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed, stir, and let it gel). It’s dairy free already thanks to the almondmilk. :)

healthy oatmeal bar recipe

This recipe isn’t very sweet, although the fruit adds a nice juicy sweetness. That said, if you like things sweeter, I’d recommend adding a little more maple syrup – or use sweetened almondmilk. Up to you!

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Simply mix together your dry ingredients and your wet ingredients in separate bowls, then add the wet to dry, stirring until mixed. I tossed the apricots in last and stirred gently until the fruit was evenly distributed.

apricot oatmeal bars recipe

Pour the mixture into an 8×8 pan, or, if you don’t have one that size or can’t find it (like I couldn’t), a pie dish also works. :) #classy

Then pop it in the oven! 25 to 30 minutes later, et voila!

baked oatmeal apricot snack bars

These freeze well, or you can enjoy them fresh. I recommend cutting them into portions and individually wrapping them in foil before tossing them in the freezer or the fridge so you can grab and go when you need to. The fiber from the oats and fruit and the healthy fat from the almonds will keep you nice and satisfied! If you’re having them as a snack, pair with some additional almonds or fruit, or have them on their own. For breakfast, I recommend pairing them with something with more protein, like a smoothie, a couple hard boiled eggs, or yogurt/cottage cheese.

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However you have them, I hope you enjoy them as much as Matt and I did. Here’s the full recipe!

Serves 8BARS     adjust servings

Oatmeal Apricot Snack Bars

Prep Time 10 MINUTES Prep Time
Cook Time 25 MINUTES Cook Time
Total Time 35 mins Total Time

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or 1/8 cup all purpose flour + 1/8 cup regular whole wheat flour)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup chopped fresh apricots
  • 1 egg (or 1 flax egg - 3 tablespoons water + 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed)
  • 1 cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk Unsweetened Vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients (except for apricots). Add wet to dry, stir, then add apricots. Stir gently until evenly combined.
  3. Pour mixture into a greased 8x8 inch pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until browned around the edges and set in the center.
  4. Allow to cool completely, then cut into bars.

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Thank you to my friends at Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk for sponsoring this post! Previous Almond Breeze sponsored recipe creations:

Comments

  1. 1

    Yum! These look delicious. Once I’m done at the dentist and can eat nuts again I’ll be giving these a try.

  2. 2

    These sound delicious! I love apricots!

  3. 3

    These look great! If we don’t have almond milk on hand, can we use regular milk?

  4. 5

    Yum, these look so good! I haven’t had apricots in a while, but they are such a delicious summer fruit!

  5. 6

    These look yummy!

  6. 7
    Roadrunner says:

    Looks great, thanks! Can’t wait to try them –

  7. 8

    Yum! So prettyyyyy :)

  8. 9

    These looks delicious! However, I can’t have wheat. How could I make these gluten free?

    • 10

      You could try making them with an all-purpose gluten free flour blend in place of the whole wheat pastry flour. And make sure your oats are certified GF.

  9. 11
    Lynice Anderson says:

    Thanks for the great and easy recipe using so many things I enjoy. Can’t wait to try them out!

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