MY Island Oat Bars
The Island Oat Bar from Starbucks is my favorite treat! It’s sweet, dense and chewy and goes perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.
I’ve tried to nail down a recipe for a good oat bar that resembles the ones found at Starbucks and I think I’ve finally done it! If these don’t sound familiar to you, it’s probably because they’re a Canadian Starbucks thing.
As Close to Starbucks as I can Make Em Oat Bars
1/2 cup butter, unsalted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup agave syrup ( you can use corn syrup here, but I chose the healthier option)
1/4 cup milk
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line a 9″X7″ brownie size pan or an 8″ square pan with parchment.
Using a blender or a food processor, pulse 2 cups of the oats until they resemble a coarse meal. Mix together with the remaing oats.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter with the brown sugar, agave syrup and salt. Stir until all of the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and milk.
Add all of the oats to the pot and stir until everything is well combined.
Firmly pack the oat mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 15-20 minutes, the oat bars should be a very light golden brown.
Remove from the oven and cool completely before slicing into bars.