Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

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With the upcoming holidays and all the food that will be available these Oatmeal Breakfast Bars are a welcomed lighter and healthier treat for you and your family. They remind me of the soft cereal/snack bars that you can get in the individual packages, but without all the extra ingredients. These Oatmeal Breakfast Bars are filled with my favorite sugar free blackberry jam that’s been blended with a hit of lemon zest and a touch of vanilla for that extra deliciousness that everyone will be looking for.

Related: For another delicious way to start your day try my Quinoa Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies with Almonds.

This Oatmeal Breakfast Bars recipe was an “I need to bake” kind of thing, you know – you just want go into the kitchen and create “something” kind of recipe because you just have to. Well guess what? These tasty little bites turned out to be one heck of a good recipe! Since creating these Oatmeal Breakfast Bars I’ve made them on three different occasions and each time they’ve turned out just as good as the first time. The last time I made them I had a couple of my grandchildren in the kitchen with me, so they could see how to make their new favorite snack. I think I’m still cleaning the blackberry jam off my floors, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 16 pieces

Serving Size: 2 pieces

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars are a great way to start out your holiday morning. These healthy little bites of goodness will keep your family going until the big meal is ready.

Ingredients

  • 1 – Egg
  • 1 tbsp. – Coconut Milk
  • 1/3 cup – Sugar
  • ½ cup – Coconut Oil
  • ¼ tsp – Salt – optional
  • 1 tsp. – Baking Powder
  • ½ cup – Oat Flour*
  • ½ cup – Gluten-Free Flour – (I use Bob’s Red Mill’s 1 to 1)
  • 1 cup – Oats – (I used Bob’s Red Mill’s)
  • 1 tsp – Pure Vanilla
  • 1 tsp – Lemon Zest
  • 1 cup – Blackberry Jam – I used a sugar free jam for this recipe

Instructions

  1. In small bowl whisk together – salt, baking powder and flours, set aside.
  2. In an additional small bowl, mix with spoon – 1 tsp vanilla, lemon zest, and blackberry jam, set aside.
  3. With mixture in medium bowl combine – sugar and coconut oil until creamy, add vanilla and egg mixing well.
  4. Combine – sugar mixture, coconut milk, flour mixture and oats with a wooden spoon. Separate batter in half. Spread half of the batter into the bottom of a greased 8x8 baking pan. Smooth on top of this layer the blackberry jam mixture. Smooth remaining Oat mixture on top of blackberry jam. (I find wetting my hands and using them to even out the thick batter works better than a spatula, batter is more like a dough).
  5. Sprinkle top with 1 tablespoon of oats and bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes until done. It’s done when top layer is firm to the touch.

Notes

*if you are oat sensitive you may omit and use all gluten-free flour.

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These delicious Oatmeal Breakfast Bars are not only for breakfast, they’re a wonderful tasty treat for any time of the day. They make a great treat for lunchboxes and to take for that little holiday party at work as well. They even make a wonder gift to box up for a friend or neighbor. They’re a healthier bite of goodness for the calorie packed food we’ll be taking in on the holidays and they won’t leave you with that over stuffed feeling. Start your holiday morning off with an energy packed bite of delicious goodness with these Oatmeal Breakfast Bars.

From my kitchen to yours,

Tina Marie

 


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