Recipe – Carob Chip Bars

4 cups quick cook oats

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup oil

1 cup vegan carob chips

¾ cup pure maple syrup

½ cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F. Spread oats onto a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, mix together remaining ingredients. Add warm oats and stir well. Spread oat mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish, pressing down hard to compact it. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely, then cut into bars.