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Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 Bars
Calories 322kcal
Author Taylor Kiser


  • 1 Cup Natural peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut or brown sugar
  • 1 Cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 Cup + 2 Tbsp Oat flour
  • 1/4 Cup Powdered Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup Roasted Peanuts, Roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 3/4 Cup  Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/3 Cup Mini chocolate chips

For the topping (optional)

  • 2 oz Semisweet Chocolate
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla protein powder


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and generously spray an 8x8 inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Once the peanut butter/sugar mixture has been standing for 5 minutes, beat it until well combined with an electric mixer.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.



  • 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.


Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.6g | Protein: 14.2g | Fat: 21.9g | Saturated Fat: 3.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10.3g | Cholesterol: 20.3mg | Sodium: 150.5mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 4.1g | Sugar: 10.5g