I’m a little bit obsessed with Quest bars. They’re yummy. They’re filling. They’re expensive and I eat, like, a lot of them. Time to come up with an alternative, and I think this is it. If you’re wanting to break your protein bar habit, give these a whirl. You can pronounce every ingredient! What’s your favorite bar?
White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Oat Bars
(gluten free, refined sugar free)
1 ripe banana, mashed
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
2 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey
2 tbsp coconut sugar or granulated sugar of choice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp grassfed gelatin
1 1/2 cups oats
1/2 cup salted almonds (can sub any nut, seed, etc.)
1/2 tsp salt, optional (ONLY if nuts or seeds are unsalted)
1/4 cup unsweetened dried coconut
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
1/3 cup white chocolate chips (can sub any other kind of chip or dried fruit)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine mashed banana, oil, syrup, sugar, gelatin, and vanilla.
In a food processor, add oats, nuts, coconut, salt, and spice. Pulse until they are in smallish pieces. If you process too much, you’ll make a delicious, messy paste nut butter (worse things could happen).
Add processor mix to wet ingredients. Once combined, fold in white chocolate. YES.
Pour into 8×8 pan lined with foil that has been oil sprayed or greased. Bake for 30 minutes. Wait until completely cooled to remove and cut. Enjoy!