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If you’re looking for breakfast on the go, we’ve got you covered with these oatmeal breakfast bars. They are easy to make, gluten-free, require just 9-ingredients, and are perfect to meal prep at the start of the week to keep you fueled in the morning!
Over the last few weeks, it seems like we’ve been so busy that I don’t even have time for breakfast. I used to be really good about prepping my breakfast the night before but let’s be real, overnight oats ain’t gonna cut it for me forever haha. I wanted to find a replacement for oatmeal but I never made time to do so and instead, I’ve been just grabbing protein bars in the morning. They honestly work well for me as I feel full and I love the flavor of some brands on the market, but these bars are also filled with more ingredients and sugar than I would prefer to start my day with. I decided that I would attempt to make a breakfast bar that Chris and I can grab in the morning for an on-to-go meal and, well, that is how these oatmeal breakfast bars were born.
We knew that we couldn’t be the only ones struggling with breakfast, so we hope that this recipe helps you out as much as it has helped us!
Lately, we have been trying to make recipes for you that require simple and easy-to-approach ingredients. We have noticed that this is something that you, our audience, gravitate towards and we want to do what makes you happy and create things you will try, so we hope this is up your alley!
This recipe is also a part of our brand-new meal prep video on YouTube! In the video, we show you how to meal prep 4 dishes for the week breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert/snack. We worked hard on it and are so happy with the result, so we hope you like it!
A few tips and notes for this recipe
- Quick oats work better than rolled oats as rolled oats will result in a chewier bar that we don’t prefer. If you only have rolled oats, you can place them into the food processor and pulse 4-5 times until they are coarsely chopped, similar to quick oats.
- Oat flour can be made by placing oats into a high speed blender (or a food processor fitted with the S blade) and running it until a fine flour consistency is reached. We prefer a blender as it works better than a food processor for this.
- The spottier bananas the better as it will yield in a tastier and sweeter bar.
- We used creamy peanut butter but you could use any other creamy nut or seed butter as desired.
- Adjust the sweetener to your taste. We have found that between 1/4-1/3 cup of coconut sugar (or any other granulated sugar) works well. We have made these bars without any coconut sugar and they were fine as well!
- Add-ins are optional but recommended! Our favorite is vegan chocolate chips.
If you are looking for more vegan breakfast recipes, check these out:
- Freezer-Friendly Buckwheat Waffles & Pancakes (Vegan & Gluten-free)
- Vegan Eggs Benedict with Homemade Hollandaise
- Easy Vegan Spinach & Artichoke Quiche
- Oven Roasted Breakfast Potatoes (Oil-free + 6-Ingredients)
- Pumpkin Spice Moringa Energy Bars (Easy & Gluten-free)
Nutrition facts label provided by Nutri Fox.
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