Mornings can be a bit chaotic around our house on school days. And my oldest has to have a second breakfast before she leaves the house. It’s a must in her daily schedule. I love making these Pecan Oat Bars because they are easy to make, store really well in the fridge and they are filled with so many great ingredients.
Let’s talk substitutions because not everyone always has these ingredients in their pantry.
Rolled Oats: I have used quick oats before and they turn out perfect every time. Rolled oats will give the bars a bit more texture compared to quick oats.
Almond Flour: You can substitute this ingredient for coconut flour or even gluten-free flour. Again, it’s just going to change the texture of your bars, but they will still hold their shape.
Honey: Maple syrup is a great substitute if you don’t have any honey in your pantry.
Almond Butter: Any type of nut butter will do.
Eggs: I sometimes like to use flax seed eggs as an alternative. 1 Tbsp flax seed meal + 2.5 Tbsp of water per egg you need.
Now for some tips! And my main one is that you have to let these bars completely cool before you cut them. You need all the ingredients to settle which allows the bars to stay their shape and not crumble on you.
And yes, this is a thicker batter. When placing it in the baking dish, you will need to spread it around. Don’t add any other liquids or the consistency of your bars won’t turn out right.
Now yes get baking!
Pecan Oat Bars
Cook time: 20-25 minutes
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/3 cup almond butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup almond flour or gluten-free flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease or line a square baking dish.
- Melt coconut oil and add it to a large bowl. Whisk in almond butter and honey till smooth.
- Add one egg at a time till smooth, then add in vanilla extract.
- Using a spatula or wooden spoon, mix in oats, almond flour, baking soda and salt. Mix till just combine.
- Add in chopped pecans and mix till just combined.
- Spread into prepared baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes till lightly golden brown on top. And centre of the pan bounces back when you gently press on it.
- Allow to completely cool before you cut into bars or squares.
Thanks for reading and be sure to tag @thejaclynyvonne in your creations! I love seeing what you made.