A few weeks back I was lucky enough to partner with Cookshop, a beautiful kitchen space in Portland that teaches a range of thoughtful and personal classes to connect you with food and nutrition. The class that we put together was geared towards pregnancy and the fourth trimester, taught by Tressa Yellig of Wild Heart Solutions. In the class we learned how to make these delicious Granola Oat Bars, as well as a recipe for a goat milk baby formula (I’ll share the recipe soon), both of which were so good and easy (yes, we tasted the formula!).
While these oat bars happen to help boost milk supply during breastfeeding (oats are a lactation ‘super food’), they are completely tasty and appropriate for anyone to eat. Cut them up into individual bars and store on your countertop or in your fridge for an easy grab and go snack that offers fiber, magnesium, iron, and so much more. You don’t have to be pregnant or a new mom to enjoy!
1 Cup sunflower butter
1 Cup (or less, to taste) coconut sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 cup oat flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1/4 nut milk of choice (I use coconut milk)
*Preheat oven to 350° F.
*Blend coconut sugar, sunflower butter, and vanilla using hand whisk or standing mixer.
*Add in all other ingredients and mix until fully blended. Form a ball with dough.
*Place a large sheet of parchment paper on your countertop. Place ball of dough in the center of the parchment paper and add another sheet of parchment paper on top.
*Roll out dough between sheets of parchment paper until dough is flat and even, around 1/4 inch thick.
*Remove top parchment paper and lift the parchment paper & dough onto a baking sheet.
*Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes, until edges are golden brown and center looks cooked through.
*Remove from oven and let cool on a rack to harden, approx. 10 minutes.
*Cut up into slices and enjoy!