Updated: Apr 17, 2019
Sometimes I actually surprise myself when I try my own healthy creations. I usually have a specific craving that I am trying to fulfill, and this time it was the famous Starbucks Oat Bar.
Im not really a baker, so I usually opt for a no bake, or raw kind of recipe. In 5 minutes or less you can have a low carb, low sugar, nutrient high protein bar that tastes just as good or better as the Starbucks version.
3/4 Cup Raw Slivered Almonds
3/4 Cup Rolled Oats
2 Tbs Peanut Butter
1 Tsp Sea Salt
3/4 Cup Soaked Dates or Medjool Dates
2 Scoops Vanilla Protein
* If using medjool dates you may need 1-2 TBS Almond milk to blend as the soaked dates hold some extra moisture.
1. Add all of the dry ingredients into a food processor, and blend into a coarse flour
2. Add in the dates, and blend on high until the dough begins to stick together. (add in almond milk if it is too dry)
3. Use your hands to press the dough into a plastic wrap lined tupperware container. The warmth of your hands will help the dough stick together even more, and take the form of the bottom of the container.
4. If the dough is too sticky, you can refrigerate for 15 minutes before cutting into bars, or just remove the formed dough from the tupperware and cut into 8-10 little bite sized oat bars.
5.Sometimes I add a tiny sprinkle of sea salt to the top of the bars to bring out the sweetness of the dates a little more.
You can store these in your fridge for at least a month.