Health packed Oatmeal Bar

We all know that oatmeal is a great source of whole grain and it helps to lower the risk of many diseases. Personally I love oats in any form and "NO" instant oats ( even powder it for coating instead of bread crumbs) though not everyone at home is a fan of it.So sometime entire box of oats is mine, don't think that I eat oats all the time.

Last time i have tried with oatmeal cookies and this time it's oatmeal bars.

Oatmeal bars can make a good breakfast option as they are full of protein.You can just grab a bar and you are really full (with good calories). This one I want to prepare for my kids as a easy to go snacks which we can just put into the snacks box and we are done !

Rolled oats - 1 cup
Baby oats- 1/2 cup 
Dry fruits ( Cranberries, raisins etc)
Dry fruits powder- 1/2 cup
Dry grated coconut- 5 tbsp
Seeds-1/4 cup( flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame)
Full cream milk- 1 1/4 cup
Egg- 1
Vanilla essence-1 tsp
Salt- 1 tsp

Mix oats, dry fruits, coconut and seeds together. I took rolled oats and baby oats (as rolled oats were no more in stock) but you can take 1.5 cup of rolled oats. 

As I was preparing this for my kids( a toddler also) so have grinded the dry fruits. Dry roast the seeds before adding them.

Now mix all the wet ingredients. Combine both dry as well as wet ingredients.

Preheat the oven on 200-250 c. 

Line a baking tray with parchment paper and pour the mixture on the tray and bake it for 40-45 minutes. 

While it was baking i have drizzled some honey on the top.

Let it cool first and then cut it into the bars. 

You can store them in refrigerator in a box or individually in a cling wrap.

These are not the crunchy bars but soft bars.

Note : I haven't added any sugar here as with dry fruits you get the sweetness but you can add 1/2 cup-1/4 cup sugar if you like it sweeter. 

Enjoy your healthy oatmeal bar as your breakfast, your snack time, picnic or anytime..

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