Currently, oats are a very popular option for the health-conscious people.
They’re added to smoothies and are eaten as porridge. Overnight oats are a popular quick and filling breakfast amongst the time-poor yet health-conscious people. Oats can be enjoyed with yoghurt and fruit (my very faaave) and oat flour is fast becoming a healthier substitution for flour.
Not mentioning, the fact that fruit crumbles and bakes are never complete without the crunchy streusel topping, often made with oats.
So I think we can conclude that oats are a staple in one’s diet.
These bars are made almost purely out of oats. There are a few other ingredients too but oats make up the majority of these bars, meaning they’re very cost effective as well as tasty.
What I love most about these bars is their versatility. I loved them plain and as-is, but you can even crumble the bars and make a granola-type topping for icecream or peaches and cream.
Just a few notes to bear in mind before making these bars:
-It’s very important to let the slice cool completely before removing it from the tin and cutting it. You’ll end up with a crumbly slice otherwise. *ahem* and that’s why my slice looks a little crumbly in these pictures. Toasted oats and caramelized honey were just too much for my nostrils to handle.
-The recipe is super flavoursome on its own, though you could add a sprinkle of cinnamon or a handful of raisins to the mix if you wanted to.
-These bars would make an excellent crumble topping. Simply bake according to directions and let cool, then crumble a couple of pieces over tinned peaches. Serve with icecream and enjoy as an easy dessert!