Oatmeal Breakfast Bars Recipe

Taylor Kiser | Food. Faith. Fitness. Updated

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars have all the ingredients you want in your breakfast bar. Oatmeal, peanut butter, and chocolate--delicious!

Soft-baked oatmeal breakfast bar with none of those weird ingredients that you need to Google to figure out what they are.

And then feel all the guilty ickies when you find out what you just pulled from the box and shoved into your facial hole.

You guys. Before I get distracted with something else, I need to tell you that I LUVITY LUV LUV these bars.

The kind of love that makes you want to shout from rooftops and prance around the house all day singing honey-sweet oatmeal-y melodies.

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I know. YOU thought that kind of love was only for Jennifer Aniston movies. Well peeps…

L-O-L-O-L-O-L-O-V-E just got REAL.

P.S. Name that song.

Ugh. Distracted. Always.

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The softy-baked-goodness of these bars kind of hurt my heart for the first few moments that they were in my mouf. Because, I felt like I was cheating.

On my bowl of oatmeal.

I have been happily going spoon >> oatmeal >> face >> :D for the past eleventy billion years until these breakfast bars entered my life.

They swept me off their feet with their dashing swirls of peanut butter and ooey-gooey melty chocolate chips. I tried to ignore it for as long as I could.

But, they were new. They weren’t my typical ho-hum, predictable breakfast.

They got my heart racing and gave my tummy the rumblies.

I mean, what’s a girl to do? I couldn’t resist. I became a victim to their chewy, soft and SUPER MOIST (like cake for breakfast, but healthy, kind of moist) texturey-goodness.

Yep, I have clearly been watching way too many chick flicks.

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Now that we’ve got the creepy, romance-y (but 110% necessary) description of oatmeal bar heaven out of the way, I need to tell you something.

Something that I have been keeping under wraps for all the evers, because I thought you might judge Mr. FFF, and then judge me by default. Not that I’m selfish or anything.

Anyway. The Huberoni. He doesn’t like chocolate and peanut butter!

I KNOW. Who the heck is he? And why didn’t he tell me this before marriage.

I feel like I would have investigated his roots a little bit further to make sure that “born in Nebraska” wasn’t some code speak for “Is an alien.”

HOW-EV-ER, the benefit of being married to an “I-hate-the-best-combination-on-the-planet-alien-weirdo” is that it means that I get to binge eat it ALL, with none of that sharing shenanigans that they tried to teach me in Kindergarten.

Well, until these bars that is.

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I asked him to try one, knowing that he probably wouldn’t like it, and then I could pull the “oh sorry honey, I was just trying to be the best wife ever and make you on the go breakfasts, but I forgot you don’t like chocolate and peanut butter together. Shucks, guess I gotta eat ‘em all” card.

And then he LOVED IT.

And so we danced around the kitchen singing above mentioned oat-breakfast-bar melodies together.

Next time. I’m putting rocks in his.

Not that sharing makes me bitter or anything.

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Oatmeal Breakfast Bars Recipe

    12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Sugar, Or brown sugar
  • 1 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 cup Oat Flour, Plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Peanut Butter, I love PB2
  • 1/4 cup Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Roasted Peanuts, Roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 large Egg Yolk
  • 3/4 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/3 cup Mini Chocolate Chips
For the topping: (optional):
  • 2 ounces Semisweet Chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Protein Powder

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and generously spray an 8x8 inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, microwave the peanut butter and the honey until it is smooth and fluid, about 1 minute. Sprinkle the coconut sugar on top and let it stand for 5 minutes. Do not mix the coconut sugar in.
  3. While the sugar stands, combine the oatmeal, oat flour, powdered peanut butter, protein powder, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and roasted peanuts in a large bowl until well combined. Set aside.
  4. Once the peanut butter/sugar mixture has been standing for 5 minutes, beat it until well combined with an electric mixer.
  5. Add in the vanilla extract and egg yolk and beat again until well combined. The egg yolk will thicken the peanut butter mixture up quite a bit.
  6. Pour the peanut butter mixture, along with the almond milk and mini chocolate chips, into the oatmeal mixture. Mix until well combined. Your dough will be very thick.
  7. Press into the prepared pan and bake until it appears just set and the edges begin to turn golden brown, about 20 mins. Let cool completely before slicing and serving.
  8. Once the bars have cooled, melt the remaining chocolate in the microwave using 20 second intervals on 50% power, stirring between each interval until the chocolate is smooth and melted. Stir in the protein powder and drizzle on the bars.
  9. DEVOUR.

Notes

  • Coconut sugar is a little bit coarse, and letting it sit for 5 minutes helps it slightly dissolve. If you use brown sugar, skip this step and go right into beating the sugar and the peanut butter.

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Author: Taylor Kiser
Recipe Yields: 12 bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 bar
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 121
Calories 278

% Daily Value*
23%
Total Fat 15g
18%
  Saturated Fat 4g
5%
Sodium 113mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate 23g
4%
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 11g
24%
Protein 12g

* 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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Taylor keeps food, faith and fitness close to the heart on her blog of the same name. We're excited to have her as a Healthy Eating fanatic.