Homemade Clif Kid Z Bars
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The homemade version of a kid favorite!
Serves: 12 bars
  • ½ cup rolled oats (same as old-fashioned oats)
  • 1¼ cup oat flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • ¼ cup vanilla plant-based protein powder (I used Bob's Red Mill) OR ¼ cup more oat flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup applesauce or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup soy or almond milk (or any milk of choice)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp coconut oil, divided
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips, divided
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray or rub with a little oil. Line with parchment paper so there's a little overlap on the sides which you can use to pull bars out later.
  3. In a mixing bowl, stir together oats, oat flour, protein powder, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir together honey, applesauce, milk, vanilla and 1 tsp coconut oil.
  5. Gently stir the wet ingredients into the dry, then fold in half the mini chocolate chips. Let batter sit for 5 minutes.
  6. Pour batter into the baking dish and bake 25-30 minutes or until edges begin to brown and middle looks cooked through.
  7. Cool for 15 minutes in the pan, then lift the parchment paper out to release the bars and cool on a wire rack at least 15 more minutes before cutting.
  8. Once bars are cut, melt the remaining chocolate chips with the remaining tsp coconut oil in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Stir until smooth.
  9. Pour chocolate mixture into a small Ziploc bag, cut off a tiny tip, then swirl the melted chocolate over the cooled bars.
  10. Set in the fridge for 30 minutes before enjoying.
  11. Keep any uneaten bars in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Adapted from Mama Pea's recipe
Recipe by Eating Made Easy at https://eating-made-easy.com/homemade-clif-z-bars/