This recipe was inspired by the generosity of Monique, one of the local merchants here in Burlington. Monique is the owner/operator of my favourite downtown haunt, Anise Apothecary.
During my last visit, I believe it was to pick up the organic, non-toxic mascara that has just arrived on the shelves, Monique gave me a container of honey from a local source called Mancini’s Honey.
It’s small batch, local and graded A in the province of Ontario . Win, win and win! The only caveat? I have a slight aversion to honey. It’s a memory from childhood that is pretty stupid really, and time for me just to get over. As far as sweeteners go, good quality honey is up there with the healthiest options and one I should be incorporating a lot more. I mean, maple syrup is good, but for everything? It’s time I switched things up and this treat from Monique was the kick in the pants I needed.
Using gluten free oats and coconut oil over butter makes these tasty little squares both dairy free and celiac friendly. No nuts were used in the making of these treats either so they are a great option for events where allergies may be an issue, like at schools or work potlucks. This simple oat square recipe also yields a good number so it’s a good one for feeding a crowd.
A short ingredient list and easy method makes this recipe a keeper. The taste reminded me of those granola bars that came two to a package and were in a green wrapper. Anyone else remember those? I can’t recall the brand.
Stir together your oats and coconut sugar. Pour in the melted coconut oil and some honey. Try for a local product!
Press the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet and shape it into a rectangle.
Pop it into the oven and in 15 minutes, you have magic 🙂
Cut into squares. Sharing is recommended. This container was tucked under my arm to share with some lucky co-workers. They liked 😉
- 4 ½ cups gluten free oats
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- ½ cup coconut oil melted
- ½ cup unpasteurized honey try local!
- 1 tsp vanilla
- pinch of sea salt
- Pre heat oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- In a large bowl combine the oats and coconut sugar; add the remaining ingredients and stir until well combined
- Press into a rectangle on the prepared sheet and bake for 10 minutes
- Let cool for 10 minutes then cut into squares