Full of oats, chocolate chips and chia seeds, these oatmeal bars are perfect for an on-the-go snack. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with foil-lined parchment pan lining paper.

  • In a bowl combine the water and ground chia seeds; let stand 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, place 1/2 cup of the oats in a food processor. Cover and process until finely ground. Add the next four ingredients (through baking soda). Cover and process until combined.

  • In a large bowl beat butter and sugars with a mixer on medium until mixture starts to cling to the sides of the bowl. Beat in egg product, vanilla and chia mixture until combined. Add the remaining 1/2 cup oats and the flour mixture, beating on low to medium until combined. Stir in chocolate pieces (dough will be stiff). Spread dough in the prepared pan.

  • Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into 24 bars.


Tips: If you have whole chia seeds, grind them using a spice grinder or a mortar and pestle

If using a sugar substitute, we recommend Splenda(R) Brown Sugar Blend for the brown sugar, and Splenda(R) Sugar Blend for the granulated sugar. Follow package directions to use product amounts equivalent to 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/3 cup granulated sugar. Nutrition per Serving with Substitute: same as below, except 91 cal., 106 mg sodium, 12 g carb. (6 g sugars).

Nutrition Facts

121 calories; 4.4 g total fat; 2.5 g saturated fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 108 mg sodium. 48 mg potassium; 20.3 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g fiber; 14 g sugar; 1.7 g protein; 91 IU vitamin a iu; 1 mcg folate; 17 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 10 mg magnesium;

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Loved the recipe...it was a big hit with everyone?? 1 big question on the recipe: what is the egg mixture? I added one egg but it did not list eggs in the ingredient list?? Read More