Baked goods are delish! AMIRITE?!
The bummer is that most baked goods are made with white flour, white sugar, and have very little to no fiber. I wanted to create a nutritious recipe for all the times I want a bakery treat. Drum roll please … Quaker Fig & Flax Oatmeal Bars are a great snack made from simple ingredients including Quaker rolled oats, flax seeds, olive oil, honey, and figs.
Have a bar with a cup of ginger tea for dessert or crumble a bar in some plain lowfat Greek yogurt as a snack.
I use Quaker oats in many of my recipes because just a ½ cup serving of whole grain rolled oats is considered a good source of fiber, which can help support a healthy digestive system and provide important vitamins and minerals.
15 min + Bake Time • Servings: Makes 12 bars Print Recipe
- 1.5 cups Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
- 20 dried Mission figs (about 1 1/4 cups)
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseeds
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla plant milk
- Cooking spray
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a food processor, pulse 1 cup of Quaker oats until a flour-like consistency. Remove from food processor and set aside.
- Place dried figs in a small pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3 minutes. Drain figs (reserve some liquid). In the empty food processor, puree figs and 4 tablespoons of simmering liquid until smooth. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix together oat flour, remaining oats, flaxseeds, baking soda and salt. Add in oil, honey and plant milk. Stir until combined.
- Coat 8x8 pan with cooking spray. Press 1 cup of oat mixture into bottom of pan, spread on fig puree, and crumble on remaining oat mixture (will not cover top entirely).
- Bake for 25 minutes, until golden. Let cool and cut into 12 bars. Keep leftovers in fridge for up to 5 days or frozen up to 3 months.
Nutritional Facts for FIG & FLAX OATMEAL BARS
Makes 12 bars
Daily Value %*
* Daily Value % based on a 2000 calorie diet.