Eating a healthy breakfast is important, most of us know this, but it is hard to get a fresh breakfast every morning. When you have to get to work, get your spouse off to work with everything they need, plus if you have kids that’s a whole other ordeal to do in the morning and it’s easy for a healthy breakfast to get put off. That is why make ahead breakfasts are my favorite. I don’t have to think about it just grab and go.
These oatmeal breakfast bars are easy to whip up and you have a good filling and energizing breakfast for the week ready to go. This is a fun recipe because it can be changed however you like with different fruits and berries. You could even through in some nuts if you wanted or sugar-free chocolate chips for a special treat. Switch out the syrup for honey, add in different spices, however, you like your oatmeal flavored. Make this recipe yours that is what makes cooking so fun!
This recipe I originally made when I was starting a clean eating plan and as I am writing this I realized that it is THM friendly as well, falling into the E category. Which is exciting because E meals are tough for many people to think of.
I am not the biggest oatmeal fan but wanted to give it a try. Overall I did like these bars. However, I did find them a bit tastier when I added some more cinnamon to the top of the bar right before warming it up. I think I will try to bake these into hard oatmeal bars some time by just not adding the liquid mixture, and baking to make crunchy bars.
I would love to hear your opinion of oatmeal, eat it a lot or not so much? What would you add to your bake?