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  1. 3 stars
    I swapped out the honey and sugar for Almond Butter instead. Less sugar and more buttery goodness. Could also use Peanut Butter as well.
    I found the recipe really dry and I only added 1 1/4 cups of flour. Not sure if it was because I added dried cranberries, organic pumpkin seeds and chia seeds. Next time I will add milk or water to make the mixture moist.
    I make these in my mini bar ban so they are already to eat and enjoy in the perfect serving size.

    • I like your swaps, Heather, but the chia seeds could definitely have made these bars more dry as they soak up moisture. Also, cooking them in a mini bar pan can dry them out if you didn’t decrease the cooking time.

    • They are definite on the softer side, so more chewy. I haven’t tried using steel cut oats, so I don’t know if that swap would work.

  2. 4 stars
    I made these last night (Brown Sugar variant). They’re good, but I sometimes taste raw wheat flour that detracts from the overall experience. Where did I go wrong? I mixed it pretty thoroughly (by hand).

    • Hi John, Unless your whole wheat wasn’t fresh (when it goes bad it has a stronger flavor), I don’t know why you’re tasting raw wheat. Sounds like you mixed it well.

  3. 3 stars
    These oatmeal bars turned out very well and my wife loved them. Usually when i am looking for quick recipes i end up here, and the recipes are so well laid out that I can easily see where I can modify them to my liking. This recipe I did half butter and half coconut oil. I also left out the honey and used half a cup of xylitol instead. I plan to make them plenty more times abd will definitely add some fruit and nuts. Thanks again.

  4. 4 stars
    I am baking these rn, added a lil unsweetened Coco powder to AP flour and used BS instead of honey, also didn’t have vanilla so added a touch of soy milk. Thought it would be a dry batter but seemed perfect hoping these turn out good to go along with my morning coffee

  5. 5 stars
    Hi. I know this is an older post but I wanted to leave my review. This recipe is perfect. Simple, delicious not too sweet and easy to customize.
    I made some changes to make it a bit healthier for a good breakfast. I substituted the butter with olive oil to reduce cholesterol. I substituted half of the flour with unflavored protein powder ( I use bariatric fusion powder). I also substituted the honey with maple syrup just for a different flavor.
    The results:
    A delicious oatmeal bar with 14 grams of protein per bar. It has the same amount of protein as a bar you buy at the store. It tastes way better, has no artificial sweeteners (most store bought bars are too sweet in my opinion) and it’s super filling!
    Thank you so much for the great recipe!

    • This is awesome, Danielle! I love your substitutions to make it a great bar for a protein fueled breakfast! Although this recipe is older, it’s one of my top! People just love it! Enjoy and thanks for the review!

  6. 5 stars
    I just popped these in the oven. I added mashed banana, unsweetened coconut, chocolate chips and some flax seed. They smell yummy, ant wait to try them!

    • OMGosh! I LOVE hearing that! They sound amazing! And way to go with the flax seeds…always good to get a little more fiber in your diet!

  7. These are my favorite oatmeal bars! I add chocolate chips and chopped walnuts—they are delicious! I freeze them and they thaw out just perfect, I especially like to heat them and melt the chocolate a little! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Thank you, Lianne! You made my day 🙂 I love hearing that these bars are people’s favorite! They are nutritious…and I agree, with the add ins, pretty incredible 🙂

  8. Hi,
    Can the butter be substituted with either coconut oil or coconut butter? If so what would you recommend for amounts?

    Thank you

    • I have had readers substitute the butter for coconut oil with good results, however, I’ve haven’t tried it my self. The amount should remain the same. Thanks!

    • Good question. I think it would be close to working out okay, but they might come out a bit thick. However, I’ve never tried it to know for sure.

  9. 4 stars
    My family and I made the easy oat meal snack bar, we loved them! Not to dry, yet the right texture. So glad I came across your page, thanks for sharing. Blessings to you!

  10. This looks like a great basic recipe to experiment with. Curious about the nutritional data–I assume it’s for one square, but it’s impossible to tell what that means if the recipe makes anywhere from “9 to 16.”

    • Good question Brady. The nutrition calculator used 16 squares for it’s calculation, so it’d be slightly more if you cut your bars into 9 squares.

  11. 5 stars
    Love these oatmeal bars!! I have had them pinned for a while and have made them more times than I can remember and have never been disappointed!! When I am trying to eat a little better I will use coconut oil instead of butter and have also used almond flour or coconut flour in place of some of the whole wheat flour. So so good!! I always crave oatmeal and grainy things while pregnant and nursing so these have been great!! My 2nd baby is 16months old and I am due in 3 months so I have enjoyed these bars quite a bit!! Thanks for the awesome recipe!! One this family if defiantly keeping!!!

    • I so thrilled to hear you’ve been enjoying these bars, Lyndsay. My family devours them and I too use coconut oil sometimes and they turn out great. I haven’t tried Almond Flour, but I like that idea too. Congrats on your second baby!!

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