My kids are in a bit of a rut with breakfast, and I want to change it up so I’ve made them some breakfast bars this morning in hopes to change things up a bit. The original recipe had WAY more sugar than I was comfortable with so I’ve changed it, and in the future, I plan on adding some apple sauce (when I have some in the house) too!
Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
4 cups oats (quick cooking)
1 1/2 cups flour (half whole wheat if you want to be healthier)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup oil
1/2 cup apple sauce (optional, but recommended as these bars are a bit dry)
1 cup raisins (you could add other dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips etc.)
- some people may prefer to add a bit of salt to this recipe
- if you don’t find these sweet enough, you could add 1/4 cup or so of maple syrup or more honey
- Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients.
- Mix together until moistened.
- Press into a greased 13×9 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Let bars cool completely before cutting into individual bars.
- These freeze well for lunches (as long as you don’t put nuts in them for school!)
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Oooh! Sounds really yummy and not too hard to make! I might try this sometime. 😀
YUM! I’m going to need to try this one. My kids love the Oatmeal To Go bars from Quaker, but I’d much rather skip the processing and eat something homemade. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
I love oatmeal bars, the only thing is that I do not know ho to bake….
Your recipe seems easy. I might try it
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How firm are these when they set up? My kids tend to make a little bit of (read: a huge) mess with anything that’s too ‘gooey’ or ‘loose’, but we definitely need something new to add to our breakfast routine.
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These sound way yummy! I am also in a bit of a breakfast rut. These sound like just the thing. Thanks!
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These sound delicious and good on you for cutting the sugar amount down; the sugar you’ve added isn’t really that much!
I think my son will love these! I am going to make them tomorrow.
These look really good!
What a great idea for snacks for a hike.
I made these the other day, soo yummy!
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I will be making these…thanks! I love that you can add what you like.
Can’t wait to try making these tmrw!
I am going to try and make these for myself rather than buying bars in the store. thanks for the great recipe
looks very good going to try thanks
Ooooh, these sound good! My kids also get bored with the regular breakfast fare sometimes, so it’s good to switch things up to keep them on their toes. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
I love recipes with oatmeal and this one looks so easy to make plus I have all of the ingredients on hand, thank you 🙂
Seems like a great idea. Easy and tasty!
Sound delicious! Will have to try!
I love quick breakfasts sometimes especially when rushed. These are perfect and easy to make!
easy to make and sounds wonderful thanks for sharing
These sound good and are easy to make, will try them out!
these sound soo good.
This sounds great! The kids would have fun helping me make them too,
Yes, they would!
I really want to try these! @loucheryl
They are so yummy!
Would like to try these out. Fairly easy to make and like that they freeze well!
Would like to try these!
This looks like a great healthy recipe that would be a pleaser in my house. Thanks for sharing.
finally got around to making these and they were such a hit and so handy on the go thanks for the recipe
YAY! So glad you tried them and that they were a hit – thank you SO much for your feedback 🙂
I also finally got around to these – figured I was up at 4:30 with the baby anyways. 😉 I doctored the heck out of it though, adding peanut butter and applesauce, reducing oil and sugar, adding coconut, etc. Too bad I didn’t add in some syrup as they are not very sweet. My hubby would say I ruin things by trying to make them more healthy. Oops, mea culpa!
Oh my hubby says the SAME THING!!! The kids love them though and that is what mattered! Less oil, wow! Were yours dry?
I think the applesauce balanced it out. I still used 1/2 c oil though! And peanut butter…
Mmmm….peanut butter! I would do that too, but I send these to school with my kiddies!
I’m going to make these for my family on Saturday!
Let me know what you think!
I would love to make these! I think I would use Coconut oil instead of regular oil. Can’t wait to try this with the kids.
I think you totally could use coconut oil!
Great to make for when you are going out for a hike
This would be great when you are running out the door
These are fabulous! They are good anytime. Weird how oatmeal can be so good both hot and cold. Love me my oatmeal! And I really like the homemade version rather than storebought as you are losing all the chemicals. =)
Made these with a few additions. Nuts and peanut butter.( got that from another reviewer) Way better than any store bought bar I have ever tried. Thanks for sharing!
YAY! I’m so glad you like them, Elizabeth! You definitely can make them your own with different additions like nuts and peanut butter 🙂
I would make this but would omit the raisins.