Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

These bars are perfect to eat before a workout, for breakfast or just for a quick and healthy snack. They are loaded with all kinds of good stuff, like oatmeal (you’ll see this used a lot in my recipes) honey, nut butter and delicious chocolate chips. You can also replace the flour in this recipe with your favorite vanilla protein powder, to make a cheap ‘protein bar’ alternative.  These have became my go-to snack and replaced real cookies when I’m craving something sweet.

They will for well over a week in the fridge, but good luck trying to get them to last that long!

Ingredients:

½ cup creamy peanut butter (I use a mixture of Kraft and natural peanut butter)

¼ cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)

¼ cup honey

1 large egg

2 tbsp melted coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp milk of your choosing

1 cup old fashioned rolled oats

¾ cup flour (or protein powder)

¼ tsp salt

½ tsp baking soda

½ cup chocolate chips (pictured above: dark and peanut butter flavored chocolate chips)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with foil or parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, coconut sugar, honey, egg, coconut oil, milk, and vanilla until fully combined.
  3. Add in the oats, flour, salt, baking soda and mix until combined. Fold the chocolate chips into the batter.
  4. Spread the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees or until the top is set and lightly golden brown.
  5. Allow to cool in the pan, then cut into bars.

 

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