Porridge Bars


  • 30g of Ground Flaxseed + 185ml of water
  • 200g of Gluten Free Oats
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 35g of Sesame Seeds
  • 35g of Seeds- Chia, Pumpkin, Sunflower etc(35g)
  • 25g of Flaked Almonds
  • 60ml of Maple Syrup or Honey
  • 140g of Nut Butter
  • Pinch of Sea Salt

My aim for January was to create some really quick and easy recipes that you guys could when you’re short on time. Top of my list was a grab and go breakfast like these porridge bars that you could make in batches (hello Sunday baking!). I wanted bars that weren’t overly sweet, were packed with energy boosting and fibre rich nutrients and and were nice and chewy with a little bit of crunch. These are for porridge lovers in a hurry! 

Mix together the flaxseed and water in a small bowl and set it aside for about 5 minutes to thicken. Stir it once in the middle.

Add the oats, seeds and cinnamon to a large bowl and mix them to combine.

In a small saucepan on medium heat, whisk together the nut butter, sea salt and maple syrup until smooth.

When the flax mixture is the thickness of a raw egg, add it to the oats along with the nut butter mixture. Mix well.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper and press the mixture very tightly into the tin.

Bake at 180’C for 20 minutes until golden. Leave to cool and then slice.



29 Comments to Porridge Bars

  1. Elaine says:

    What nut butter do you use for this recipe?

  2. Ciara says:

    Hi Indy. can you use chia seeds with the water instead of flaxseed?

  3. CATHERINE says:

    Hi there I live your recipes and have tried many but was wondering if you had any plans to put the nutritional info per portion size with the recipes e.g. calories carbs etc. Many thanks and happy New year x

    • Indy Power says:

      Hi Catherine, I don’t have any plans to add that to the site at the moment- I don’t have the resources at the moment and I don’t count calories myself. I know others have used myfitnesspal in the past to calculate if you want to try that x

  4. Anne O’Sullivan says:

    Hi Indy I Love receiving your recipes. just wondering any idea how many calories are in each bar. Happy new year to you and yours.

    • Indy Power says:

      Hi Anne, I’m so glad you’re enjoying the recipe emails. I don’t count calories so I don’t have that info. Happy New Year to you too x

    • Eoin says:

      I put ingredients into myfitnesspal and for the slab divided into 12 it’s 155 kcal each. I agree with Indy though. Kcal irrelevant as it’s better to know what’s gone into the bar and it’s not a sugary manufactured piece bar full of additives from kellogs or whoever.

  5. Joanne says:

    Can you use an egg instead of the flaxseed

  6. Sharon says:

    Can you use almond flour or coconut oil instead of some other ingredients.

  7. Colette says:

    Does the nutbutter mixture in the saucepan need to be heated ?

  8. Ab says:

    Sounds lovely, any substitutes for the nut butter as my daughters school is a bit free school due to some severe allergies? Thank you

  9. Nika says:

    Hi Indy I made this morning. But they didn’t stick very well . I followed the receipt

    Any ideas what I did wrong thanks

    • Indy Power says:

      Hi Nika, sorry they didn’t stick for you! It could just be that they’re weren’t pressed tightly enough into the tin or that the flax mixture wasn’t left to thicken long enough. Hope they work out for you next time!x

  10. Anne-Marie says:

    Is there something I can use instead of the ground flaxseed please Indy? (Thought I had some turns out I have multiple bags of chia seeds, doh!)

  11. Bernadette says:

    Hi Indy, just wondering what size tray do you recommend? Thanks.

  12. Caragh says:

    Hi Indy, I tried this recipe last night and loved it..I never used flaxseed before but worked out perfect. I will def be trying them again and maybe add some dark chocolate chips 🙂

  13. Joyce says:

    Hi Indy, these sound delicious, a much needed January treat. Are your oven temperatures for fan assisted or not? I’m going to try making them. Thanks.

  14. Donna says:

    Do you think that these bars would be suitable for a toddler snack? No nut allergy