As summer arrives, road-tripping time is also coming… Yeah!
I looove to travel by car. You have your own space, your own music and your own schedule. I like flexibility.
As soon as the wheels start to move my cravings appear and if I’m not prepared with good snacks, I will stop in a gas station, buy a variety of junk food and I will eat it compulsively until there is nothing but rapping papers. Let’s not start our vacation this way…
Some days ago, I made a version of the most amazing oatmeal bars with macadamia butter, white chocolate chunks and dried cranberries. These bars will be definitely included in the snack box of my next road trip (coming soon! :)).
You can make these bars some days before your journey so they don’t upset your last minute plans. They can be stored in an air proof container in the refrigerator for 2 weeks!
Try these bars with any nut butter you like most and watch out the type of chocolate chips you use for vegan version (they’re not mandatory).
My bars were grainy (which I liked) but I figured that it was because of the size of sugar grains. If you make it with the regular brown sugar, the bars will be thicker.
Macadamia & White Chocolate Oatmeal Bars: 8 bars of 5cm x 5cm
- 55g brown sugar
- 125g macadamia butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- Dash of salt
- 65g whole wheat flour
- 45g old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/4 cup low fat milk (use almond, oat or soy milk for vegan version)
- 50g white chocolate chunks (use cocoa nibs for vegan version)
- 35g dried cranberries
- Preheat oven at 170ºC. Line a baking pan (mine was 10cm x 20cm) with parchment paper.
- Cream macadamia butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until its more pale and looks fluffy.
- Add vanilla and mix a little bit more.
- Mix the baking soda, salt, flour and oats.
- Add milk slowly in a steady stream.
- Fold white chocolate chunks and dried cranberries with the help of a spatula.
- Put the dough in the baking pan and press with your fingers until it is even and looks altogether.
- Bake for 20 minutes until the dough gets golden.
- Let cool.
- Cut bars on your preferred form and size.
If you’re not eating them all at once as I did, keep them in an air proof container in the refrigerator.
Serving: 1 bar
Total Fat: 14.6g