In my second trimester I have been as thirsty and as hungry as I am when I am training for a marathon! The only problem is that I cannot eat big portions like I use to so I am constantly snacking throughout the day. This means I am always on the hunt for a healthy snack option. These bars are filling and full of fiber, iron and omega-3 fat!
1 ½ cups rolled oats
1 ¼ cups rolled oats pulsed into a fine flour in a food processor or vitamix blender
4 tablespoons hulled hemp seeds
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
3 table spoons non-dairy chocolate chips
2 tablespoons raisins
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup blackstrap molasses
2 tablespoons real maple syrup
¼ cup unsweetened organic soy milk (or any other non-dairy milk)
Preheat oven to 350
Combine all of the dry ingredients in one bowl (rolled oats, oat flour, hemp and flax seeds, chocolate chips, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt) mix well.
Combine all wet ingredients in another bowl (molasses, maple syrup and soy milk) mix well.
Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well.
Transfer the mixture into an 8X8 baking dish lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 20 minutes, let cool and cut into bars with a sharp knife.
Feel free to substitute any other nuts, seeds or dried fruit that you have on hand.