strawberry banana oatmeal breakfast bar

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bar

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. ┬áThat 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This recipe I originally made when I was starting a clean eating plan and as I am writing this I realized that it is THM friendly as well, falling into the E category.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.

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Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Bake
A great make ahead breakfast that has all the benefits of a bowl of oatmeal. Switch it up with different fruits and berries added in.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a bowl combine oats, syrup, baking powder, and half the strawberries. Mix well.
  3. In another bowl combine the milk, egg and vanilla. Stir until the egg and vanilla are totally beaten in.
  4. Spray a brownie pan with cookie spray. Spread the oatmeal mixture out evenly in the pan. Now pour the milk mixture evenly on top. Let it soak in some, so that it doesn't have all the liquid on top.
  5. Top it with the remaining strawberry slices and bannana slices and bake for 35-40 minutes. Enjoy the amazing smell.
  6. Let cool until room temp or lower. Cut into bars and hten cover and place in refrigerator. When ready to eat take one bar and place in microwave for 30-40 seconds.


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?


  1. Could you use honey or another type of syrup or is maple the only thing that is THM approved? I hate maple syrup but love the idea of the bars.

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