Homemade Oats Bar Recipe

Homemade Oats Bar Recipe

Can what we eat impact our sleep? Miriam Cooper from Mimi's Bowls tells us the truth behind this and what we should eat to sleep better; including these delectable homemade oat bars!

These filling and healthy oat bars, are so easy to make. The basic recipe is a brilliant one for weaning, if you are looking from some baby-led weaning ideas. This recipe is really versatile so add flavours you like; I make various versions adding different fruits and spices, depending on what I have to hand. You can sweeten these for older children with a tablespoon of maple syrup, however I prefer them unsweetened.  


- 100 standard oats, (not jumbo, or rolled)
- 100ml organic milk
- ½ banana, small dice
- 20g raisins, (omit for small babies)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 180C fan. In a bowl then combine: oats, milk, banana, raisins and cinnamon. Mix the ingredients well until everything is combined, with the fruit spread evenly throughout the mix. 
  • Take an overproof dish, or tray, line with baking paper: empty the oat mix into the dish. Flatten and push the mix to the edges of the dish using a spatula, until you have a flat oat bar. Cook in the oven for 20-25 mins until golden and toasted
  • Remove from the oven and allow the oat bar to cool, in the dish, this will stop the bar cracking and help the oat bar (although crumbly) hold its shape.
  • Once cooled cut into squares and enjoy. You can store in an airtight container for a couple of days also, if they last that long.

homemade oat bars

Written by mum Miriam Cooper. For more information and recipes from Miriam, you can have a look at her websiteInstagramFacebook or Twitter page!

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