Homemade Breakfast Bars

I have mentioned before on the blog that I am a morning person. It doesn’t necessarily mean I always like waking up, but once I’m up I’m awake.

I usually have enough time in the morning to make something like oatmeal, eggs, or a smoothie and enjoy it for five minutes. However, sometimes I’m running late and reach for another granola bar to eat on my way to class or work. For some reason, I hate eating granola bars for breakfast. It’s like a phsycological game that I feel like my breakfast deserves a little more thought since it’s the first food my body has eaten in 8+ hours.

So, recently I created some oat bars to be my go to breakfast when I am in a rush. I mostly scanned what I had in the kitchen and hoped something substantial would turn out. Good news is, I think they turned out great. They are also sugar free, gluten free, and loaded with protein and fiber.

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bars:

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  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 4 ounces of apple sauce
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp PB2 (regular PB would probably work also)
  • 1/4 cup of milk

1. Completely mash the bananas in a large bowl

2. Once they are mashed, add the remaining ingredients and mix until well combined.

3. Bake at 350 degrees (in a 9 by 13 inch pan) for 15-20 or until edges start to brown.

4. Let cool 5-10 minutes. Cut up, store in a airtight container and refrigerate.

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*You can cut them into whatever size you like. If I am eating only this for breakfast, I usually eat two.

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