These Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast bars are SO easy and taste just like store-bought but are high in protein, have no refined sugar, butter, oil and are gluten free and healthy! Perfect for a portable breakfast for busy mornings!
Swap Oat Flour For Wheat Flour - Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
- Yield: 12
- Prep Time: 10 hr
- Cooking Time: 20 hr
- 1 Cup Natural Peanut Butter
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
- ¼ Cup Coconut Sugar
- 1 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
- ½ cup + 2 Tablespoons oat flour
- ¼ cup powdered peanut butter
- ¼ cup vanilla protein powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg yolk
- ¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips
- 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
- 1 tablespoon 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.
- Source: Food Faith Fitness