Apple Oat Bars

Apple Oat Bars, healthy and kid friendly, from the Weelicious cookbook.
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  • Yield: 32 pieces

Ingredients

3/4cup old-fashioned oats (not instant and not steel-cut)
1cup pitted Medjool dates (if the dates are very dry, soak them in warm water for a few minutes to soften them)
1 1/2 dried apple rings
1teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Place the oats in a food processor and pulse for 30 seconds, or until ground (it’s okay if a few small pieces remain).
  2. Set aside ¼ cup of the ground oats in a small bowl. Place the remaining ingredients in the food processor and pulse to combine for about 2 minutes, until a ball starts to form.
  3. Line a loaf pan (about 8½ x 4½ inches) with plastic wrap. Press the mixture down to mold it into the shape of the pan. Remove the block from the pan and place on a cutting board.
  4. Cut the block into 1-inch squares and roll the squares in the reserved ground oats until the squares are evenly coated.
  5. Serve. The bars will keep for 1 week on the counter, covered, or in the fridge for 2 weeks.

 

Reprinted with permission from Weelicious140 Fast, Fresh, and Easy Recipes by Catherine McCord.