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How to Make Oatmeal Coconut Energy Bars

By Edited Jun 12, 2015 2 7

Oatmeal Coconut Energy Bars

Great way to get kids and adults to eat some extra nutrition. Easy to make and full of healthy ingredients. These bars a more like a dessert than they are an energy bar, moist and chewy. They also, pack well for lunches and hiking snacks.

1-cup quick cooking oats
1-1/2-cups unsweetened apple juice
1-1/2-cups all-purpose white flour
1/2-cup toasted wheat germ
3/4-cup shredded sweetened coconut, divided
2-teaspoons baking powder
1/2-teaspoon baking soda
1-teaspoon salt
1-cup packed light brown sugar
1/2-cup unsweetened applesauce
2-cups grated carrots (grated zucchini works well too)
2-eggs, lightly beaten

Step 1...Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 13 by 9 inch baking pan. (cooking spray works too).

Step 2...In a microwave safe bowl, combine the oatmeal and apple juice. Cover and cook on high heat for 2 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Step 3...Combine flour, wheat germ, 1/2 cup of the coconut, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Blend well. In another bowl, combine the brown sugar, applesauce, carrots and eggs.. Fold into the flour mixture, add the oatmeal mixture and stir until just blended.

Step 4...Spoon into the baking pan and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of coconut. Bake in the 350 degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely and cut evenly into 18 bars.

Tip. the wheat germ adds a nice nutty flavor as well as fiber.
Store in covered container.

150 calories, 2g fat, 3g protein, 29g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 250mg sodium per serving



Apr 23, 2011 8:59pm
Mmmm! Another delicious recipe using coconut. Making my own energy bars sounds like a lot of fun!
Apr 25, 2011 5:18pm
Great recipe! I love coconut!
Aug 27, 2011 6:48pm
Thanks MMM.
Apr 26, 2011 1:29pm
I'm going to have to try this because I like energy bars but find most of them too dry. Thanks for sharing.
May 1, 2011 6:19pm
I agree diva, I like energy bars as a quick snack, but I like them moist and chewy. They can be bought that way, but at a cost and I don't like the extra junk they put in them. They just aren't natural.
May 9, 2011 12:45pm
Oats, coconut, wheat germ...how delicious and nutritious! It is a good idea to make your own snacks and soups to control what goes into it.
May 9, 2011 12:55pm
So true Sullysee, I do prefer to make my own food. That way there isn't any doubt of what is in it
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