Pear, seeds, nuts & oatmeal bars
Updated: May 28, 2020
I've made these oatmeal cakes several times before and they never look (nor taste) the same. It always depends on the fruits, nuts and seeds I have in my pantry. Yet, they are healthy and tasty every time, full of nutrients, vitamins, fibre, antioxidants and more goodness.
You can give them the shape you want, and combine them with almost any kind of fruit (bananas, apples, blueberries, etc. ) or nuts (almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, etc.). I give you the base, then you can make them your own!
Prep' time: 15-20 minutes
Baking time: 30 -40 minutes
Rolled oat , 175 g
Nut mix, 70 g
Raisins, 30 g
Pumpkin seeds, 50 g
Cardamom powder, 3 teaspoons - or cinnamon if you prefer
Salt, a pinch (preferably pink Himalayan salt)
Baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon
Pear, a large ripe pear or two small ones.
Vegetable milk : 15 cl (I used almond milk, you can go for soy, coconut, quinoa, whatever you prefer)
Vegetable yoghurt: 1 tablespoon (I used unsweetened soy yoghurt)
Coconut oil: 1 tablespoon
Honey: one large teaspoon
Preheat the oven to 180°C
Grind the nuts, either in a pestle or in a blender. Chop the raisins with a knife (they don't go well in the blender).
Mix all the dry ingredients together: oats, cardamom, pumpkin seeds, crushed nuts, chopped raisins, salt and baking soda.
Then add the vegetable milk and yoghurt, and stir well. Set aside so the rolled oats can absorb the milk. (If you prefer to use cow's milk and yogurt, I'm sure that works too.)
In the meantime, peel and dice the pear.
If your coconut oil is solid, melt it in a frying pan. If it's liquid, no need.
When the oats have absorbed the milk well, you can then add the pear, coconut oil and honey.
Mix everything well together. I like to taste the dough to make sure I don't need to add anything, maybe some more cardamom?
To bake your cakes, you can make small separate portions and place them on a baking sheet. Or why not in a pie or cake pan?
In your oven at 180°C, between 30 and 40 minutes.
Then leave to cool on a cooling rack.
You can enjoy this little marvel for breakfast, after a sport session or as a snack during the day. You can also serve it with a good homemade apple/pear compote!
Store them 2-3 days in a closed jar.