Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars: Oatmeal Protein Bars


These oatmeal breakfast bars make a great healthy snack and are easy to make | @slimchefrecipes

Oatmeal breakfast bars and healthy snack

Peanut butter oatmeal breakfast bars are an easy and fun snack that the kids will love. My family has always enjoyed a cereal breakfast bar for a snack.  Together my husband and I found a fabulous, new, recipe for an oatmeal bar.  My children enjoy these oatmeal bars for a snack after school with a glass of milk. They like the sweetness of the bar which is attributed to agave and stevia. My daughter said she was bored with cereal bars so this was a welcomed change.

Healthy snack bars

There are several reasons I enjoy the oatmeal bars.  First, they are an excellent source of fiber.  Second, they have a good amount of protein.  Finally, they are a good replenishing source of carbohydrates for post workout.  My husband and I work out in the evenings so these bars are a perfect snack before bed.

These healthy oatmeal squares are low in calories and sugar. The kids will love these | @slimchefrecipes

Oatmeal squares on the go

With summer on its way, these peanut butter oatmeal breakfast bars would be an asset to a Sunday brunch or summer picnic.  They would also make a convenient treat to pack to the pool.  The carbohydrate boost is ideal for summer activities. Often when I go swimming I don’t have the appetite to eat a big lunch so this filling snack would surely be appropriate.

These healthy oatmeal breakfast bars make an excellent replacement to unhealthy snacks | @slimchefrecipes

Low sugar snack bars


I’m type 1 diabetic so it is necessary, that I bring along snacks with me to raise my blood sugar.   The oatmeal bars are a fantastic source of carbs and protein.  They raise my blood sugar and also keep it balanced because of the protein.  Having a go-to snack to treat my diabetes is essential.

Preparing a batch of these oatmeal bars in advance would be a beneficial thing to do.  The healthy snack alternative is also a great alternative to bad snack foods like potato chips, cookies, and donuts. They keep for about a week so no need to freeze.  Overall it would be in the best interest of a health conscience household to make these delicious oatmeal bars.

These oatmeal breakfast bars are a great replacement for bad snacking habits like potato chips | @slimchefrecipes

 

Oatmeal breakfast bars with cranberry recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 21 Squares

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Oats
  • 4 tbsp flax seed
  • 4 tbsp chia seed
  • 1/2 cup cranberry
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 3 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 cup agave
  • 1/4 cup Stevia
  • 1 dash Salt
  • 4.5 cups almond milk
  • cooking spray
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter unsweetened

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Spray baking pan with cooking spray
  3. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well
  4. Pour mixture into the baking pan and level the mixture
  5. Cook for 35 minutes
  6. Let cool thoroughly and cut into squares