Lola’s Kitchen is a feature on Lola’s Reviews where I talk about all things related to food, cooking and baking. These usually are recipe posts or more discussion type posts about food. I love cooking and spend some time in the kitchen almost every day, so I wanted to give it a place on my blog as well. The banner for this feature is designed by Michelle from Limabean Designs.
I stumbled upon this recipe one day on Pinterest and it sounded so easy and yummy I made it like the next day or so. And they turned out to be exactly that, easy to make with only a few ingredients and they taste great. These are hearty and filling oat bars. They look festive with the chocolate on top and it adds a nice variety of flavor.
This recipe is based on Lazy Cat Kitchen’s Healthier Vegan Flapjacks recipe
- Peanut butter – 120 gram/ 1/2 cup
- Map syrup – 160 ml/ 2/3 cup
- Banana – 1 large one
- Baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon
- Salt – 1/4 teaspoon
- Rolled oats – 350 gram/ 3 1/2 cup
- Chocolate – 75 gram / 1/2 cup (optional)
- First preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius / 340 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a medium to large bowl combine the peanut butter with the maple syrup. Stir with a spoon or whisk till well combined.
- Mash the banana with a fork and then add to the mixture, stir well to combine.
- Then add the baking soda and salt and give it another stir.
- Now add the oats and stir till combined. Then scoop the mixture into a baking dish. With the bottom of the spoon press on the mixture till it’s all evenly distributed and as pressed together as you can get it.
- Bake it for about 30 minutes or until the sides begin to turn golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool.
- When cooled down, melt the chocolate. I melt mine in the microwave every time 30 seconds then stir and repeat till it’s molten. Then with a spoon drizzle the chocolate over the top of the oat bars. Now let the chocolate dry and then you can cut it into bars.