These Chai Spiced Vegan Oatmeal Bars are made with just a handful of ingredients and ready in 20 minutes. They make a great homemade treat that's perfect for breakfast or as a snack.
I’m always in need of tasty and filling recipes for breakfast or snacks during the week when I’m constantly on the go. I love making dairy free granola bars or vegan oat bars because they make a great options just like my strawberry banana bars or these banana oatmeal bars.
These oat slice bars are soft and chewy and made with just a few simple ingredients. They’re lightly sweetened, flavored with delicious chai spices and topped with a sweet vegan glaze. If you wanted to skip the glaze, they’re just as delicious on their own! They're easy to make ahead of time, so you can store them in the refrigerator and have them ready to grab and go!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Healthy homemade treat that's perfect for breakfast or a quick snack
- The oat flour bars are easy vegan, gluten-free and tasty
- It’s great option to include in your weekly meal prep
- Makes the perfect fall breakfast idea
Ingredients You’ll Need
These chai spiced oatmeal breakfast bars couldn't be any easier to make, and you only need a few ingredients.
- Oat flour - you can blend some rolled oats to make your own oat flour or buy some from the store. Make sure you’re making it with certified gluten-free oats.
- Almond flour - provides healthy fats and helps to keep the texture cakey and light.
- Coconut sugar - you can use brown sugar if you prefer
- Baking soda - to help the bars have a light and fluffy texture.
- Spices - cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, nutmeg and cardamom
- Flax eggs - acts like an egg to bind the ingredients together, making them eggless oatmeal bars however you can use 2 regular eggs if you prefer
- Maple syrup - you can adjust based on your preferred level of sweetness
- Coconut oil - make sure the coconut oil is at room temperature before adding it in
- Vanilla extract - for warming flavor
How to Make the Chai Spiced Vegan Oatmeal Bars
Here is a quick overview of the diary free oat bars (the full recipe card is below):
- Make the flax egg
- Mix together the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl
- Whisk wet ingredients into the flax egg
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients, then pour into a parchment paper lined baking dish
- Bake for 15 - 18 minutes and serve
These bars can be sliced into 9 larger breakfast sized bars or 12 smaller snack bars.
How Should This Oat Slice Recipe Be Stored?
The healthy oat slice recipe tastes great fresh from the oven. They can be stored in a sealed container for up to 3 to 4 days at room temperature or you can keep them for up to a week in the fridge.
Oatmeal is vegan since it comes from an oat plant. Old-fashioned oats are considered vegan just as long as there aren’t any non-vegan ingredients added to them.
Simply add the rolled oats to a blender or food processor and pulse for about 15 - 20 seconds until you have a fine, powdery flour texture
Make the flax eggs by combining 2 tablespoons of the ground flaxseed and 5 tablespoons of water in a small bowl, whisk to combine. Then wait 5 minutes before adding them in with the other wet ingredients.
Place the coconut oil in the microwave at 15 second intervals. Once melted, make sure the coconut oil is at room temperature before adding it in with the other wet ingredients.
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Chai Spiced Vegan Oatmeal Bars
- 1 1/2 cups oat flour
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 2 flax eggs 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed & 5 tablespoons water
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the glaze (optional):
- 4 tablespoon powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon almond milk or milk of choice
- Preheat the oven 350 degrees F.
- In a small bowl, whisk together flax eggs and set aside to let it rest for about 5 minutes.
- In a larger bowl, combine the oat flour, almond flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, all spice, cloves, nutmeg and cardamom in a large bowl and set aside.
- In the small bowl with the flax egg add the maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla and whisk to combine.
- Fold the wet and dry ingredients together using a spatula, then transfer to a parchment-lined baking dish.
- Bake for about 15 - 18 minutes or until the edges are set.
- Remove from the oven, then wait until the bars cool before cutting them.
- These bars can be sliced into 9 larger breakfast sized bars or 12 smaller snack bars.
- Optional: drizzle glaze overtop.
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