Make this Oatmeal breakfast bar recipe and you will have something to grab when you have one of those busy mornings.
OATMEAL BREAKFAST BAR RECIPE
My family loves these healthy oatmeal breakfast bars. The sweet cherries that are in them give them a little extra sweetness.
They are made with healthy ingredients and no sugar. A few pantry staples are all you need to make satisfying bars that are packed with ingredients and perfect for the grab-and-go rush.
You are really going to enjoy making this gluten free oatmeal breakfast bars recipe. It is easy and you don’t even have to turn on the oven to make them. A few minutes at the stove and you are done.
Oatmeal Breakfast Bar Recipe
Get your children involved when making these breakfast bars. They would love to be able to press the ingredients in the baking pan. Getting young children involved in the kitchen is a great way to teach them about the food that they eat.
Thanks to Delicious Living Magazine for allowing me to share this recipe with you.
Oatmeal Cherry Breakfast Bars
A few pantry staples are all you need to make satisfying bars that are packed with ingredients and perfect for the grab-and-go rush.
- 2 cups Gluten free rolled oats
- 2 cups crispy brown rice cereal (such as Erewhon brand)
- ½ cup dried cherries (snipped into pieces)
- ¼ cup white chia seeds
- ¼ cup shredded , unsweetened coconut
- 1 cup unsweetened creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup brown rice syrup or agave syrup
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper to create a 2-inch overhang; set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine oats, cereal, cherries, chia seeds and shredded coconut; stir to combine.
In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine peanut butter, brown rice syrup and vanilla, stirring occasionally, for 4–8 minutes. Heat until ingredients are softened and easily stirred. Pour peanut butter mixture over dry ingredients, and stir with a wooden spoon to mix very well. Pour mixture into prepared pan, and place a piece of parchment paper over top. Press down firmly and evenly on parchment with your hands to pack mixture into the pan. Chill for 30 minutes, slice into bars and wrap bars individually to store. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in a ziptop, freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months.
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