These Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars are SO easy and taste like store-bought but have no refined sugar, butter, oil and are gluten free!
I made you Soft-baked Oatmeal breakfast bars with none of those weird ingredients that you need to Google to figure out what they are.
Because I know you want some breakfast meal prep recipes that don’t make you 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 oatmealy melodies.
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.
This breakfast bar recipe swept me off my 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.
I could just sense my previous oatmeal-in-a-bowl addiction fading. But I didn’t want to give in. Am I the only person that worries about what my favorite foods might think of me if I don’t eat them?
Maybe don’t answer that.
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.
How Do You Make Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars?
- First you need to mix peanut butter and honey and microwave until smooth and creamy. Then, you need to let your coconut mixture sit in the mixture for 5 minutes. Do NOT skip this step, as it really softens the coconut sugar. No one wants gritty bars!
- Combine dry ingredients. Since these are gluten free, we’re using oatmeal flour. If you can’t find oat flour in store you can see how to make oat flour in one minute!
- Another key to SUPER chewy and soft-baked breakfast bars in using JUST an egg yolk – not the full egg. Since this is where the fat is, it makes the breakfast bars really dense and chewy. Egg whites can make baked goods dry. Beat that into the peanut butter mixture!
- Then, add in those dry ingredients – your batter is gonna be THICK YO.
- Bake-bake-bake until the edges are JUST set. Another KEY is not baking these bars too much as they continue baking while they cool!
- SLICE. EAT. LOVE.
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 that is.
I asked him to try one of these healthy oatmeal breakfast bars, 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 like those protein muffins you liked, 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. Which we’ve been singing in variations of cookie dough oatmeal breakfast bars, pumpkin oatmeal breakfast bars in the slow cooker, and cacao peanut oatmeal breakfast bars
Next time. I’m putting rocks in his.
Not that sharing makes me bitter or anything.
I also shared the Oatmeal Breakfast Bar Recipe over at Food Fanatic, so be sure to check it out there!
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Want more chocolate and peanut butter goodness?
Healthy French Toast with Chocolate and Peanut Butter
Healthier Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Pizza
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