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Hazelnut Sesame Oat Bars

“How to lose your life in 2 days”, a book by Consuelo Morcillo.

hazelnut sesame oat bars | earthly taste

Step number one: get addicted to a new TV show. Not that you actually mean it, you know. It’ll simply happen. One day you’re lying in bed, too exhausted to go on doing maths revision, wanting to clear your mind of all those numbers, limits, functions, equations and a gazillion more of things that shouldn’t be allowed on this planet and… it’s there.

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Netflix.

More like Net-Ruinyourlife-Flix but you guys get me.

hazelnut sesame oat bars | earthly taste

So you inocently browse through all those series, looking for a chapter of something which will help you disconnect from your textbooks.

Note that I said “a” chapter. Definitely not twenty-two.

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Then, boom like that, it happened. I found myself (yet again) prisoner of another TV show. One chapter became two, which then became seven and then twenty-two and thanks heavens that Jane the Virgin’s season one is only (only) twenty-two chapters long because I wouldn’t be here otherwise.

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Add like a semester’s worth of maths exercises to the mix and you get a very, very busy 19-year-old who hasn’t left her room in over two days since her life’s been a mixture of homework and binge-watching.

And there’s a 101% chance that she’s lived on PB&J sandwiches only, longing to eat pans and pans full of hazelnut sesame oat bars.

True story.

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Also on the list of very very very true things: I have a very Jane the Virgin-y name. Darn, I could totally play an extra or something. As long as they make me grilled cheeses**

** Vegan grilled cheeses that is.

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Now, let’s move onto step nรบmero dos: sign up for a degree in something involving very advanced, killer maths. Boom, that’s it. You’re gone, dead, lifeless, liquidated, perished and a million more of synonyms I found in Thesaurus.

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I told you not to join that degree. Do not choose the maths lyf. It’s either you dying or you dying. Can we all start a petition to abolish maths or something?

See, in my world, the only thing I use maths for is to calculate how much of each ingredient I’ll need to make 32874837488 batches of these hazelnut sesame oat bars.

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Plot twist: I’m the person your maths books told you about.

If Consuelo has 32874837488 oat bars and her friend ask her for 34, how many bars does Consuelo have left?

The answer is simple: 32874837488 bars and a corpse, ’cause Consuelo doesn’t like to share.

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Nah, just kidding. These bars are so good you’ll totally want to share them to show the world how delicious a simple breakfast bar can be. I know they look deceptively healthy (we’re talking the “is this food or is this cardboard masqueraded as such” kind), but trust me when I say that these bars are worth fighting for.

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Dense (we’re talking the good kind of dense here, not the one when you mean “bricks” instead), sweet and aromatic thanks to those hazelnuts and sesame seeds. Aaaaaand mixed spice aka my one true love. Slightly spicy, sweet and zingy. Man, I looooove mixed spice.

And don’t get me started on that topping. More crunchy hazelnuts, coconut sugar, banana coins, and toasty sesame seeds? How can that not be a winner combo? Exactly, it can’t.

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Pour a glass of cold hazelnut milk on top and you’ve got yourself a very tasty breakfast for these cold winter mornings. Or anytime, really.

Everyday is a good day for a hazelnut sesame oat bar if you ask me.

Hazelnut Sesame Oat Bars
Serves 9
Delicious hazelnut sesame oat bars topped with extra hazelnuts, sesame seeds, tahini sauce, banana and coconut sugar. Both healthy and delicious!
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For the bars
  1. 200 grams rolled oats
  2. 180 grams hazelnut pulp
  3. 60 grams tahini
  4. 100 grams coconut sugar
  5. 1/2 tbsp. mixed spice
  6. 2 tsp. chia seeds
  7. 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  8. 140 grams hazelnut milk
  9. 2 tsp. vinegar
For the sauce
  1. 3 tbsp. tahini
  2. 1 tbsp. hazelnut milk
  3. 2 tbsp. coconut sugar
  4. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Toppings
  1. sliced banana, coconut sugar, crushed hazelnuts, toasted sesame seeds, tahini sauce...
Instructions
  1. To make the bars, whisk together oats, baking powder, mixed spice and coconut sugar.
  2. Add in the milk, pulp, vinegar and tahini and stir to combine.
  3. Grease a baking pan with oil and add some extra sugar to make sure the bars doesn't stick.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 180ยบC (375F) for 30-35 minutes or until bars look golden.
  5. Top with banana, sugar and the like and enjoy!
To make the sauce
  1. Warm all the ingredients and whisk to combine.
Notes
  1. These bars keep well up to 7 days in the fridge. They can be frozen and microwaved when you want to eat them.
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18 Comments

  • Reply superfitbabe January 17, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    I find it so hard to get hooked on a TV show! I don’t know, something about them just don’t appeal to me. Anyways, I’ve definitely lived in a time where I studied so much I ate nothing but leftovers and sweet potatoes and Greek yogurt and green tea! LOL! I mean, it was so convenient, so why not? These sesame oat bars look so delicious–perfect for a snack or a midday treat!

    • Reply Consuelo January 17, 2016 at 11:37 pm

      Ohhh I wish it was hard for me so I could actually live my life ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yay for green tea!!!! Perfect complement to my PB&J’s xxx

  • Reply Mariana January 17, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Haha I am the same. At the moment I am binging on Parks and Rec. 3 season in one week. Personal best.
    But who cares, these cereal bars look like they can make everything better.

    • Reply Consuelo January 17, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      That’s a record indeed hahahaha. Thank you! xx

  • Reply Ania January 17, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    I definitely would binge watch my fav show, but it’s Sherlock we’re talking about, which means 10 episodes total so far :(
    Also, these bars look great! x

    • Reply Consuelo January 17, 2016 at 11:35 pm

      Ohhh I tried to get into Sherlock once but it was too short which I knew it’d break my heart! But it truly sounds great hehehe xx

  • Reply Persephone H January 17, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    These look great – I have been on a hunt for ways to switch up my breakfasts lately and I love how these are packed with ingredients to actually keep me full! x

  • Reply June @ How to Philosophize with Cake January 17, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Aha I always wondered who were those strange people with 1000 watermelons and 590 cookies in math problems. Now I know one of them! ๐Ÿ˜€ And Jane the Virgin sounds like a good show, but I should probably stay away from it…it sounds dangerous. ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Reply Consuelo January 17, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      Yep, it’s a fun one!! xx

  • Reply Emma @ Project Body Image January 17, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    These look insanely good! And Netflix is so dangerous…It’s the fact it will play the next episode without you even having to lift a finger!

    • Reply Consuelo January 17, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      Yeeahhhh SO dangerous ahahaha. Thank you! x

  • Reply laurinhabiscaro January 18, 2016 at 3:47 am

    Words cannot describe how badly I can relate to this post (except the death-by-math part), but Netflix…. man… man oh man, that thing should be illegal, now that I’ve discovered House of Cards I’m pretty sure that whatever was left of my social life is ruined.
    Oh and I will definitely make these bars once I can get my hands on some tahini (God forbid I’ve been out of it for over a month :O), I need a good breakfast that doesn’t involve toast for a while..

    • Reply Consuelo January 19, 2016 at 11:00 am

      I’ve heard that House of Cards is really good so I definitely don’t want to give it a go before my exams end!!!
      Yayyyyy toast is great but these bars are the bomb if I may say so myself ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you! x

  • Reply whiskandshout January 20, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    These oat bars look unreal! And I laughed at the not sharing (that’s basically me, with everything!)

  • Reply Aimee / Wallflower Girl January 20, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    you had me at tahini! these look SO GOOD. And I get the netflix thing… I watched the entire series of ‘Master of None’ in one day. And I’m afraid that’s not something that’s unusual for me, either. I love the new website by the way :-)

  • Reply Villo January 25, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    this looks amazing but can somebody tell me how to make the hazelnut pulp? should I soak them overnight and then grind them? I feel like a bit miserable for not knowing that.

    • Reply Consuelo January 25, 2016 at 10:30 pm

      Aw sorry I didn’t get to you sooner! I’ve been in uni taking exams + then on the train and I’m just checking my blog now :(
      Hazelnut pulp is what remains when you make hazelnut milk! I’ll upload a tutorial soon ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

      • Reply Villo January 25, 2016 at 11:27 pm

        I totally understand that I am kinda in the same situation :/ Thanks for the answer!

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