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Bristle Boy

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Hi, when I walked the C2C across England I could buy snack bars made of oats. Not sure of the correct name for them. I can’t buy them in my country, nor on the camino in Spain. They were really yummy and filling. I’d like to try and make my own, but I need help with a tried and tested recipe. Any recommendations? I could google it, but it might be a bit hit and miss. Thanks for any help! Jill
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Oh! I think that the “oat bars” sold in Starbucks are these kinds of “flapjacks” — very dense, very oat-y, and held together with a sort of sweet goo that you can only see when you pull it apart. I haven’t had one in a few years now... But those who enjoy the treats in England might find that, at least in the N. Am. S-bux, the oat bar amounts to the same thing.
I have no idea if they are sold overseas — not that I’ve seen a lot of Starbucks in Europe (thankfully).
But worth a try... and maybe there is a recipe on the web for them. I find them too sweet in general, but they are good at carrying one for a while, preventing that coffee from just running through...
 
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Hi, when I walked the C2C across England I could buy snack bars made of oats. Not sure of the correct name for them. I can’t buy them in my country, nor on the camino in Spain. They were really yummy and filling. I’d like to try and make my own, but I need help with a tried and tested recipe. Any recommendations? I could google it, but it might be a bit hit and miss. Thanks for any help! Jill

I checked for recipes based on my perception that these would be similar to the Starbucks oat bars and I found this (amone many others):

 

trecile

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Oh! I think that the “oat bars” sold in Starbucks are these kinds of “flapjacks” — very dense, very oat-y, and held together with a sort of sweet goo that you can only see when you pull it apart. I haven’t had one in a few years now... But those who enjoy the treats in England might find that, at least in the N. Am. S-bux, the oat bar amounts to the same thing.
I wonder if those are just in Canadian Starbucks. I haven't seen them here in the Oregon Starbucks.
 

muddy-mama

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Oh! I think that the “oat bars” sold in Starbucks are these kinds of “flapjacks” — very dense, very oat-y, and held together with a sort of sweet goo that you can only see when you pull it apart. I haven’t had one in a few years now... But those who enjoy the treats in England might find that, at least in the N. Am. S-bux, the oat bar amounts to the same thing.
I have no idea if they are sold overseas — not that I’ve seen a lot of Starbucks in Europe (thankfully).
But worth a try... and maybe there is a recipe on the web for them. I find them too sweet in general, but they are good at carrying one for a while, preventing that coffee from just running through...
Earlier in this thread both Bristle boy and myself posted recipes for English/British flapjack
 
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In general, I don’t go to Starbucks either, but I was sad when the one near my son closed due to COV. The staff there treated him kindly, and when I would ask for a “decaf” for him they never marked it as such. He is autistic. Finding people who are kind to him in banal settings is difficult. The oat bar used to be my choice for long hikes because — like I said: small but does a good job of slowing down the coffee, and provided energy.

And so I posted another recipe? So? People are free to try it or not, but surely there are many Canadians on the forum who would not know what this oat thing might be and I found something I think, on reading the thread, is similar.

I was aiming to be helpful And do not see how my post could be construed as anything other than that.

Maybe follow-ups were not intended as such, but they read like unnecessary, cranky criticisms.... of an oat bar recipe.
 

muddy-mama

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In general, I don’t go to Starbucks either, but I was sad when the one near my son closed due to COV. The staff there treated him kindly, and when I would ask for a “decaf” for him they never marked it as such. He is autistic. Finding people who are kind to him in banal settings is difficult. The oat bar used to be my choice for long hikes because — like I said: small but does a good job of slowing down the coffee, and provided energy.

And so I posted another recipe? So? People are free to try it or not, but surely there are many Canadians on the forum who would not know what this oat thing might be and I found something I think, on reading the thread, is similar.

I was aiming to be helpful And do not see how my post could be construed as anything other than that.

Maybe follow-ups were not intended as such, but they read like unnecessary, cranky criticisms.... of an oat bar recipe.
I am sorry you saw the replies as criticism of your oat bar they were not meant to be. I just wanted to inform yourself and others of the original recipes
 

BevCamino

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Hi, when I walked the C2C across England I could buy snack bars made of oats. Not sure of the correct name for them. I can’t buy them in my country, nor on the camino in Spain. They were really yummy and filling. I’d like to try and make my own, but I need help with a tried and tested recipe. Any recommendations? I could google it, but it might be a bit hit and miss. Thanks for any help! Jill
I also had these snacks when I walked the Cleveland Way in 2019. The are called flapjacks. Great hiking snack. Nothing like them in US.
 
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Hi, when I walked the C2C across England I could buy snack bars made of oats. Not sure of the correct name for them. I can’t buy them in my country, nor on the camino in Spain. They were really yummy and filling. I’d like to try and make my own, but I need help with a tried and tested recipe. Any recommendations? I could google it, but it might be a bit hit and miss. Thanks for any help! Jill
Lots of 2-4 ingredient ways to make oat cake type bars on utube... you blend oats in blender and make flour.. or you don't have to make flour.. you can even make them in the hostels if they have a kitchen...most times you do not need an oven....
 

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Hi, when I walked the C2C across England I could buy snack bars made of oats. Not sure of the correct name for them. I can’t buy them in my country, nor on the camino in Spain. They were really yummy and filling. I’d like to try and make my own, but I need help with a tried and tested recipe. Any recommendations? I could google it, but it might be a bit hit and miss. Thanks for any help! Jill
Perhaps you are looking for a "Logan Bread." This version is from an elderly Scottish woman that emigrated to the USA.

Preheat 350F
Mix:
3 Cups whole wheat flour
3 Cups steel cut oats
.75 Cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
.25 teaspoon nutmeg
.25 teaspoon cinnamon
Optional: walnuts (I only add walnuts when I make them for a specific trip, otherwise they are too tasty and I eat them too much.)

Mix in:
1 Cup olive oil (her original version was a cup of butter)
1 Cup milk
Pour into greased 9" x 13" baking dish
Press flat with wet hands or a silicon spatula
Bake 45 minutes or until knife comes out clean

I cut it into snack sized pieces, let it cool, bag them into individual zip type baggies, and store in my freezer. I either eat them like a granola bar or submerge a piece in a bowl of milk and warm it in the microwave.

These have been a staple for me for many years.
Good luck in your quest.
 

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