Barefoot by the Sea: Oat Sticks (From Scratch Snacks)

Friday, February 7, 2014

Oat Sticks (From Scratch Snacks)

Let me start by saying there are a lot of great and healthy options on the shelves these days for graham crackers and yummy snacks.  At the same time, I like to make my family "from scratch" snacks because they are healthier and also more economical.  That's the case with these oat sticks.  Very basic, slightly crunchy and sweet, my girls love these for an after school snack or a healthy dessert option served with a side of fruit.  Yummy!

Oat Sticks:
1 cup all-purpose flour (I use King Arthur)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup old fashion oatmeal
2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Place the flour, baking powder, brown sugar, oatmeal and cinnamon in a bowl, stir to combine
3. Add the oil and continue to work with your hands until a dough comes together.  This will take 2-3 minutes, keep working until the dough is smooth
4.  Shape the dough into a flat rectangular disk and let it rest for 1-2 minutes.
5.  Roll out the dough 1/2 inch think on parchment paper or a clean, dry surface.
6. Using a knife, cut the dough into sticks - 2 inches long by 1/4 inch wide
7. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray
7. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. 
8. Cool and serve.  The sticks keep well for 4-5 days covered.
**If dough is hard to form, simply add a tablespoon or two of water**

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Enjoy friends!

5 comments:

  1. I love that they keep well for 4-5 days. Awesome! They sound so delicious and like a perfect afternoon snack. I do like to make our snacks from scratch as well just so I know exactly what is going into them!

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  2. These would be a great snack to have in the office when the afternoon munchies hit. Pinning this :)

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  3. I LOVE the sound of these! We have some major sweet teeth around here and this sounds like the perfect {healthier} snack!! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Wow, your Oat Sticks sound like a great snack. I'm always looking for a new recipe to try and I sure will be trying this one.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  5. These look very good! I think I'll try it with whole wheat flour and coconut oil. I know they'll disappear in a hurry.

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