Coconut Chia Oat Squares
Coconut Chia Oat Squares are a versatile little addition to your breakfast menu. Add them to yogurt bowls, pair them with milk and fruit, or make a little parfait in a glass mason jar for breakfast on the go. Packed with chia seeds and almond butter they will give both you and the little ones a good start to the day. Way better than store bought cereal.
Servings: 8 serves
- nonstick cooking spray
- 1 cup regular rolled oats
- 1/2 cup oat bran
- 1/2 cup toasted flaked coconut
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 3 tbsp almond butter
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp coconut extract
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- milk and desired fruit optional
Preheat oven to 325F. Coat a 15x10 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
In a food processor combine next 5 ingredients (through flour). Cover and process until finely ground. Add next 6 ingredients (through coconut extract). Cover and process until combined. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in chia seeds (mixture will be crumbly).
Using the bottom of a measuring cup, press oat mixture firmly into prepared baking pan. Bake 18-20 minutes, or until golden. Cool in a pan on a wire rack (mixture will crisp as it cools).
Using a table knife or small metal spatula, release oat mixture from pan. Break into small bite-size pieces. Store at room temperature up to 1 week. If desired, serve with milk and fruit.
Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1.5mg