Iced Gingerbread Oatmeal Bars Recipe

Jocelyn Brubaker | Inside BruCrew Life Updated

Iced Gingerbread Oatmeal Bars will make the whole crew cheer. Say hello to holiday breakfast done right!

The other day I had a dentist visit for a routine cleaning. The nice lady taking care of me let me know that I was slacking a little bit in my flossing duties.

It's something that I always mean to do each night, but then I don't. I know, I know.

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Brush, floss, and repeat. It's not like it's that hard.

To soothe my ego and my mouth, I headed over to Target for a few items. Hahaha!

Did anyone else just laugh at that? A few items always turns into a cartful. This day was no different.

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It is Christmas shopping season, and Target has the cutest things to stuff stockings with. Plus, I had to get more candy canes for another batch of peppermint brownie truffles.

Yeah, we'll go with that and not mention that half the items in my cart may or may not have been for me.

Some of the items were actually for the house, but my hubby always says those purchases are for me too. I guess no one else cares about pillows and tree collars.

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I honestly only meant to spend about an hour in the store, but then I wandered into the men's and women's clothing departments. After another hour, I emerged with a few new long sleeve shirts, some clearance swimwear, and a few shirts and a jacket for my hubby for Christmas.

By this time, I was starving. I could have gone into the grocery department, but that move would have cost me another hour. So, I grabbed a gingerbread Cliff bar from the check out line.

Gingerbread isn't a flavor that I normally go for, but by this point I would have eaten anything.

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Ok, that's a lie. I would rather starve than eat brussel sprouts.

The gingerbread bar was so much better than I expected. The bar had a mild molasses and spice flavor, and it had raisins and nuts in every bite. It was so good that I immediately decided to try to recreate it in my kitchen for an afternoon snack.

Over the years, I have used the recipe for these caramel oatmeal bars in so many fun ways, so I knew it would be a good base for this new flavor I had in mind.

Molasses, spices, raisins, and nuts transform these iced gingerbread oatmeal bars into a fun holiday treat.

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I realize that raisins might be a touchy subject for some of you. It's ok; we can still be friends even if you don't like raisins in your treats.

Feel free to leave them out, or use dried cranberries if you like those better.

After the bars cool, drizzle them with some white chocolate. I thought about adding some white snowflake sprinkles to make the bars prettier, but I really wanted to keep them simple.

Plus, I didn't want crunchy sprinkles in my chewy breakfast bars.

Actually, now that I think about it, some white sanding sugar would have added a fun sparkle to the drizzles. I'm definitely going to add that to the next batch of bars.

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Iced Gingerbread Oatmeal Bars Recipe

    14 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 cup Molasses
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 2 1/2 cups Quick Oats
  • 1 cup Raisins
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Pecans
  • 1/2 cup White Chocolate Melting Wafers

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13 pan with foil. Spray with nonstick spray.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar until creamy.
  3. Add the egg, molasses, and vanilla and beat again.
  4. Mix together the flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and oats.
  5. Slowly add to the butter mixture until combined.
  6. Stir in the raisins and pecans gently. Press the mixture evenly in the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 20-22 minutes.
  7. Remove and cool completely. Cut into 14 even bars.
  8. Melt the white melts according to the package directions.
  9. Spoon the melted chocolate into a Ziploc baggie and cut one tip off.
  10. Drizzle over the top of the bars and let set. Store in a tightly sealed container.

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Author: Jocelyn Brubaker
Recipe Yields: 14 bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 bar
Servings Per Recipe 14

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 132
Calories 358

% Daily Value*
25%
Total Fat 16g
43%
  Saturated Fat 9g
4%
Sodium 93mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate 51g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 27g
9%
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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About Jocelyn

Jocelyn bakes up many delicious things to share on Inside BruCrew Life. Around these parts, she's our latest Breakfast Fanatic, and we're so glad!