Oatmeal Bars

These are a new favorite breakfast around here.  They’re easy and can be made from ingredients I can buy at Wal-Mart!

Oatmeal Bars:

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water  (original recipe calls for milk)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil         
  • 3 cups rolled oats
    • 2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 cup ground flax or other flour

    Optional:
1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped or grated apple
  • Use 1c honey and omit the sugar.
  • Use applesauce in place of oil for low-fat option.



Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Pour into a 9×13 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. (Mine do best when they get to cool for 10 minutes or so.) Cut into squares.

*These are not firm like a granola bar, though the second day they could be eaten on the go.  My kids cut them into bites or just lean over their plate!  They clear almost the entire 9×13 in one breakfast.

Comments

  1. Great post, Melissa. I’m trying to get out from under cereal every day like I grew up with and a way to use the milk and eggs and tons of oats we have now. I’m sure my kids will approve. 🙂 When you say flax, do you mean flax seeds ground up? Thanks.

  2. Hey Anna! Yes on the ground flax. I buy the seeds and grind them with my coffee grinder, well, now it’s just a flax grinder b/c I got tired of sharing between the two!

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