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Budget Recipe 4: Peanut Butter, Apple & Chocolate Oat Bars

Oat Bars Budget Recipe

These Oat bars are a great on the go breakfast or on the go snack or dessert. The apple sauce and chocolate chips I found did contain some sugar, however you could use a variety with no added sugar and use a sweetener of choice such as stevia or date sugar.

I thought these would be a bit of fun alongside the main meals and they were a hit with my children and my mum! You can use the rest of the oats for porridge, or you can make some more oat bars!

I lost count of how many I made but it all

depends on how big you cut them! They will last for up to a week in an airtight container and best served warm. I reheat them in a 190C oven for 5 minutes with a nice cup of tea! If you have someone with a nut allergy you can use sunflower seed butter instead.



2 cups rolled oats

1 cup unsweetened soya or any other plant milk of your choice

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup Bramley apple sauce

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C(350F) and line a medium baking dish with parchment paper.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine rolled oats, plant milk, peanut butter, and Bramley apple sauce. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly combined.

  3. Gently fold in the dark chocolate chips. If you want extra sweetness, add vanilla extract and sweetener such as date sugar/stevia/maple syrup/agave syrup, adjusting to taste. (I didn’t add any sweetener or vanilla)

  4. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish, spreading it evenly.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

  6. Allow the oat bars to cool in the baking dish before cutting into portions.


Feel free to customise the recipe based on your preferences such as adding freeze dried strawberries or any other dried fruit.


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