Super Easy No Dairy Health Bars

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No dairy healthy oat, seeds, nuts and fruit bar

Healthy no dairy oat, seeds, nuts and fruit bar

Time for more healthy food. We all know that nuts, seeds and fruits are good for health but too often a lot of us are not eating enough. I find it difficult to get my family to eat seeds and nuts. If ever I add them into cakes, I know I have to eat the cake alone…..*sigh*. There must be a way. Challenging to be a mother, right, especially when comes to feeding the family.

Wait, I remember my children sometimes buy some oat bars to eat and they like it. I have to try to make them but an even healthier version. I just couldn’t wait to try it out. I made it last night…..my first healthy bar. It came out very delicious. My children like it……happy me….yippeeeee! I really like it. I love the crunch from the seeds and the natural sweetness from the fruits. It also full of flavour. I must say it’s addicitve.

To make it healthier than bought ones, I used unrefined sugar and honey instead of the normal refined white sugar or artificial sugar. I also used oil instead of butter. Besides, I used spelt flour instead of the normal plain flour. Then I just add in whatever nuts, seeds and dried fruit that I can find in the house, mainly leftovers from making other food.

This is another very easy recipe, in fact, super easy….just mix and bake! You can add in whatever seeds, nuts and dried fruits that you like. I did this through some simple estimation. It was a little wet initially so I added more flour.

Know what? My family likes it very much…..*BIG SMILES!!* Yes! I will make often in the coming days, with different seeds, nuts and dried fruits. At last, mommy wins!!

Here is my No Dairy Healthy Oat, Seeds, Nuts and Fruit Bars Recipe:

Ingredients A
1/2C oil
1/2C sugar
3T honey
1t vanilla essence

Oil mixture

Oil mixture

Mix all together in a bowl.

Ingredients B
100g dried cranberries
100g raisins
100 dates (chopped)
50g pumpkin seeds (toasted)
50g sesame seeds (toasted)
50g flaked almonds (toasted)
1C rolled oats

Oat, nut and seeds mixture

Oat, nut and seeds mixture

Mix all Ingredients B together in a bowl.

Ingredients C
1C spelt flour
1/2t baking powder

Add flour to oat mix

Add flour to oat mix

Add Ingredients C to the mixture of Ingredients B. Mix well.

Healthy oat bar ready to be baked

Healthy oat bar ready to be baked

Pour in the oil mixture and mix with a spoon until combined. Spread the mixture into a tin lined with baking paper. Press down and level it out with the back of a spoon. My tin is about 11″ x 11″. Bake in a preheated oven at 160 degrees Celsius for about 30 minutes or when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Baked healthy oat, seeds and nut bar

Baked healthy oat, seeds and nut bar

Cool it well before cutting. Enjoy. Have fun baking and eating healthy!

This healthy bar is great to bring to office or school, a very healthy snack for any time.

Other desserts with fruits or nuts that you may be interested in:
Rum Sultana Cake
Lemon Banana Muffins
Banana Peanut Butter Cake
Lemon Cake And Easter Joy
Moist Orange Cake
Blueberry Pound Cake
Blueberry Orange Cake
Blueberry Banana Streusel Cake
Chocolate Rum Brownies With Sultanas
Super Easy No Dairy Nectarine Cake
Super Easy No Dairy Blueberry Cake
Super Easy No Dairy Chocolate Banana Cake

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38 Comments

TasteHongKong  on July 27th, 2011

A mix of healthy foods and care : ).

Pandy Beat Superman  on July 27th, 2011

Hi first….will continue a proper one later…lol

Supergirl was here too late  on July 27th, 2011

Noooooooo!!!!!!!! Mary, why you posting so much lately? Caught me off guard cause I did not expect this. Lol. Jk…all the better for us. Pandy, did you get my video?

Pandy Beat Superman  on July 27th, 2011

Wow! This really is good n healthy n so easy to make actually. Mummy gonna like this i know..Usually outside do sell it…they call it energy bar. Thank you so much for sharing this Aunty Mary… I’m gonna love eating this. =D Happy Baking n Cooking Aunty Mary! HugSSS

Supergirl was here too late  on July 27th, 2011

This looks super easy and best of all, healthy and yummy. I was about to go to bed and now I’m hungry b/c of you. Haha. This health/nut bar looks great Mary. I used to carry these types of bars around for my kiddies in case they wanted a snack. They can get expensive to buy. Much healthier and cheaper to make at home. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Mary.

Sonia aka Nasi lemak lover  on July 27th, 2011

this sound so healthy and good

Rachana  on July 27th, 2011

This is so healthy and delicious and even simple to make :-)

Sanjeeta kk  on July 27th, 2011

Healthy and wonderful bars!

claire  on July 27th, 2011

Mary, you made this look so easy… if i cannot get it right, I must be very “bake-less”, am i right? *head down*

sweetlife  on July 27th, 2011

pumnpkin, sesame and almonds love these bars!! thanks you for sharing!

anncoo  on July 27th, 2011

I love nuts and seeds too… always eat it as snack!
Let me check what I had left so I can make this recipe :)

uncle Lee  on July 27th, 2011

Hi Mary, it looks real good. I too love anything with nuts….especially chocolates with mix nuts.
Love the colour of your this cake….this is a sure 3 pieces in mouth cake, ha ha.
Have fun.
Lee.

divya  on July 27th, 2011

Wonderful and innovative recipe. Looks yummy and delicious.

Janice  on July 27th, 2011

They sound great Mary.

Julie Lynn  on July 27th, 2011

Kudos for finding such a yummy, nutritious way to get your kiddos to eat nuts and seeds. :-)

mycookinghut  on July 27th, 2011

This looks super nice!

Mary  on July 27th, 2011

@TasteHongKong - Thanks very much, Maureen! :D

@Pandy Beat Superman - You sure did well this time. You have just wiped off the smile from someone’s face :P Yes, make yourself at home. You will save a lot of money. Then you can come here even more often :D

@Supergirl was here too late - Oh dear, I thought you would be in time. You were just a LITTLE late….oooops. Never mind, still got lots of chance!I think these days I’m enjoying myself seeing you go hungry before bedtime….haha. Hope you will start baking soon. Yes, you will save a lot of money if you bake :D

@Sonia aka Nasi lemak lover - Thanks very much, Sonia! :D

@Rachana - Thanks very much, Rachana! Hope you are having fun learning more Hong Kong dishes :D

@Sanjeeta kk - Thanks very much, Sanjeeta! :D

@claire - Yes, this is very easy. Give a try. I’m sure you will get it right. If not, you have to come here :D

@sweetlife - You are most welcome, Bonnie! Have fun baking :D

@anncoo - This bar is a great way to use up left-over seeds, nuts or dried fruits. Would love to see yours when you bake one :D

@uncle Lee - This must be the perfect one for you with all the seeds and nuts. Are you sure 3 pieces is enough? I think you will eat non stop :D

@divya - Thanks very much, Divya! :D

@Janice - Thanks very much, Janice! :D

@Julie Lynn - Thanks very much for dropping by and your lovely comment, Julie! :D

@mycookinghut - Thanks very much! :D

Juliana  on July 27th, 2011

Mary, these bars look delicious and sure very healthy. I love the idea of sesame seeds.
Hope you are having a wonderful week :-)

tigerfsh  on July 27th, 2011

It’s health on the go too! Awesome.

somewhere in singapore  on July 27th, 2011

Send over a pieces pls lol

edith  on July 27th, 2011

This looks doable by me. :) thanks for sharing.

raquel erecipe  on July 27th, 2011

I feel that this is a creation with lots of love. I really like healthy snack.

Angie's Recipes  on July 28th, 2011

Oats, seeds and fruit…I love the healthy combination.

Yummy bakes  on July 28th, 2011

Wow … another healthy bar. Like the combination of oats and fruits.

Cikmanggis  on July 28th, 2011

hi mary:) apa khabar? lama tak datang ke blog Mary..macam macam hal…wah satu resepi yang sihat.Suami Cm pasti sangat suka makanan seperti ini..sihat.

Cathy at Wives with Knives  on July 28th, 2011

Hi Mary - This is a perfect snack - lots of flavor and very healthy. I’m going to make these bars for my children. Thanks for the recipe.

Monkey  on July 28th, 2011

Wow, this is great! I’m going to try this!

Faith  on July 28th, 2011

I love how full of healthy goodies these are! They look like the perfect thing for a healthy breakfast or snack on the go!

Catherine  on July 28th, 2011

Ooooh these look great Mary! I often buy oat bars as a “healthy” snack, but I bet they aren’t as healthy as the ones you made! I’d be very tempted to sneak in a couple of chocolate chips to the mix… hee hee! How long do you think they would keep for? I could make a batch on a Sunday night and have them for mid-afternoon treats during the working week :) Thanks for sharing, Mary, have a lovely day!

Tina (PinayInTexas)  on July 28th, 2011

This is a very healthy treat! Thanks for sharing this, Mary!

Pushpa  on July 28th, 2011

Healthy and crunchy bars.More nuts the merrier.

peachkins  on July 28th, 2011

I am crazy about fruit bars! This looks so delicious!

Lisa H.  on July 28th, 2011

hmmm … healthy bar, with super goodness ingredients… nice one, Mary :D

Kristi Rimkus  on July 28th, 2011

Wonderful bars - I love the use of pumpkin seeds. I make a trail mix that my family took some getting used to with lots of seeds. Now they love it. Of course, I added some dark chocolate chips, so that helped a lot. :)

Jeannie  on July 28th, 2011

Wow! This looks good, will give this a try and take to office instead of the usual cakes for a healthier meal:D I think you have forgotten to list down oats in your ingredients? should be 100g of that huh?

Mary  on July 29th, 2011

@Juliana - Thanks very much, Juliana! Yes, the sesame seeds give it awesome fragrance and crunch too. Hope you have a great week, too! :D

@tigerfsh - Thanks very much! :D

@somewhere in singapore - On the way :P

@edith - Have fun baking! :D

@raquel erecipe - Thanks very much, Raquel! :D

@Angie’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Angie! :D

@Yummy bakes - Thanks very much! :D

@Cikmanggis - Khabar baik! Terima kasih. Yes, this is a healthy bar. Give a try. Have fun baking! :D

@Cathy at Wives with Knives - Thanks very much, kathy! Have fun baking:D

@Monkey - Thanks very much! Have fun baking :D

@Faith - Thanks very much, Faith! I have been eating a lot :D

@Catherine - I think homemade is still the best….cheaper and healthier. Adding some choc chips is a great idea…..mmmm. I’m sure you can keep them for a week. Mine definitely can’t last a week :D Have fun baking :D

@Tina (PinayInTexas) - Thanks very much, Tina! :D

@Pushpa - Thanks very much, Pushpa!

@peachkins - Yes, it’s very delicious….addictive actually :D Give a try. Have fun baking!

@Lisa H. - Thanks very much, Lisa! :D

@Kristi Rimkus - Oooh…adding chocolate chops….great idea! :D I hope my family will continue to like this healthy bars. I really like it.

@Jeannie - Yes, you are right. This is a better option….healthier. Thanks very much for mentioning about the oat. I have corrected it. I used 1C. Have fun baking :D

Ananda Rajashekar  on July 29th, 2011

These days i make sure to use honey in most of my dessert so this on the top list to try pretty soon…looks amazing!!

Lyndsey ~The Tiny Skillet~  on July 31st, 2011

I am going to make these today. I changed to organic raw sugar, and local raw unrefined honey for awhile now. I don’t use much sugar so it was easy to do. The last bars I made called for butter, but I like to use coconut oil in place of butter in many recipes. It also was no bake so I’m excited to try this recipe! YUM!

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