Coconut-Chia Oat Crisps

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Chia seeds pack a potent dose of omega-3s, fiber, and protein. If you prefer a nuttier flavor and more crumbly consistency, swap in flaxseed meal.

Coconut-Chia Oat Crisps
Photo: Brie Passano
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
4 cups

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 cup regular rolled oats

  • ½ cup oat bran

  • ½ cup flaked or shredded coconut*

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour

  • 3 tablespoon almond butter or peanut butter

  • 2 tablespoon water

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • teaspoon baking soda

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds or flaxseed meal

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat a 15×10-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a food processor combine oats, oat bran, coconut, brown sugar, and flour. Process until finely ground. Add nut butter, water, honey, baking soda, and salt. Process until combined. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Stir in chia seeds. (Mixture will be crumbly.)

  2. Press oat mixture firmly into prepared pan. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack. (Mixture crisps as it cools.)

  3. Release oat mixture from pan. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.

*

To increase coconut flavor, add 1/8 teaspoon coconut extract.

Tips

Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein. Or opt for flaxseed meal (ground flaxseed), which gives the crisps a nuttier flavor and more crumbly texture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

169 Calories
7g Fat
25g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 169
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 73mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 134mg 3%
Folate, total 11mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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