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Oat and Pistachio Snack Squares

Cooking Method ,
Servings 12

This 6 ingredient recipe makes a very satisfying snack that will give you a boost of energy without overloading you with sugar! 

  • 1 cup raw shelled pistachios
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (more for drizzling on top)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • another handful of chopped pistachios for the topping
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper. In a food processor with the S blade attached, process the pistachios, oats, and salt for about 30 seconds, until a meal starts to form. Drizzle in the maple syrup and olive oil while the motor is still running and the meal begins to come together into a crumbly, almost-wet dough.

  2. Press the dough evenly into the pan and cover it with coconut flakes and remaining pistachios. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the coconut is nice and golden brown and the dough is cooked through. You want the squares to still be a little soft - don't overbake these.

  3. Carefully lift the cooled dough out of the pan by holding two sides of the parchment paper. Cut it into squares. Drizzle a little maple syrup over the top for extra sweetness, if you like. Store the squares in a sealed container for up to a week.


Original recipe by Jeanine Donofrio