Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars

These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars are full of flavor and nutrition. They are loaded with whole grain oats, protein, fiber, and heart healthy oil to provide plenty of energy. I am always on the go with my kids so breakfast is often rushed at home or something we grab on the way out the door. These bars are a great option because they can be made ahead of time and frozen individually so you can just grab one when you need it. These oaty bars are a quick, healthy breakfast option that the whole family will love - perfect for those days when you don't have time to make something elaborate in advance! They are great for snacking, too. Just a word of caution - they get gobbled up fast! I hope you enjoy these as much as we do :-)

And if you have food allergies and/or sensitivities, it can be made top 8 free by using your favorite egg substitute (I love replacing eggs with flaxseed).


Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cook Time: 20-25 minutes Serves: 12 Servings Level: Beginner


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 + 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup milk or milk alternative (I used oatmilk)

  • 2 eggs (for egg-free or vegan, use my favorite flaxseed egg substitute)

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup chocolate chips (or your favorite add-ins, like almond pieces)

  • Honey (optional) to drizzle on top

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degress F.

  2. Combine dry ingredients: oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl.

  3. Combine wet ingredients: milk, eggs, oil, and vanilla extract in another bowl.

  4. Add in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix well.

  5. Add-in chocolate chips or other additions (such as nuts or coconut flakes). Mix until fully combined.

  6. Distribute mixture evenly onto a greased (I use Canola or Olive Oil) 9×13-Inch Baking Pan. Note: The mixture will appear liquidy. This is normal and will be absorbed by the oats while they cook.

  7. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Remove from oven. While warm, drizzle with honey. Let cool.

Balance Your Plate

To create a balanced meal (3-5 food groups) or snack (1-3 food groups) using these bars, serve with additional foods like fruit, milk, or yogurt.

Did you try this recipe? I would love to hear from you! Post a comment below :-)


Enjoy!


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