Hi, my name is Kelsey. I'm addicted to Starbucks Oat Bars. They are so simple, yet so delicious. There may or may not have been a time this winter where I ate an oat bar almost every day. It was a giant waste of money and I knew it. So I quit, not quite cold turkey, but I definitely cut back. Unfortunately, I was out doing errands on Saturday afternoon and hadn't eaten lunch. The only thing close by (besides the movie theater and their tempting popcorn) was a Starbucks, so I had an oat bar. Then I decided it was finally time to make my own oat bars. Luckily, everyone and their brother has tried to recreate Starbucks' treats, from frappacinos to pumpkin scones, so it was easy to find a recipe. This version is really simple. I was surprised that they weren't baked at all, so don't think you're missing something below when it doesn't provide an oven temperature. The next time I make these, I will try skipping the water as using the 1/4 cup made these bars almost sticky.
So, do you have a coffee house treat that you love?
From Genius Bread Recipes Blog
1 cups large flake oatmeal
2 cup quick cook oatmeal
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup liquid honey
1/4 cup water (optional - use for tender bar, use less or none at all for stiffer bar)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Mix the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. I only had large flake oats, so I pulsed 2 cups in a food processor for 30 seconds before mixing with the remaining cup of large oat flakes.
In a large non-stick pan or pot, melt butter over medium heat, add the honey, syrup, vanilla, water, and brown sugar. Mix and allow to bubble gently.
Add dry ingredients to pan and mix thoroughly. Stir over medium heat for a few minutes. Do not allow to burn.
Press into an 8 x 8 inch pan that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Compress the mixture evenly using the back of a flat metal spatula.
Using a knife, score the top of the oat mixture into bar shapes to make cutting easier.
After the bars have cooled slightly, cut the bars through while still in the pan.7. Allow to cool thoroughly and enjoy!