*This post may contain affiliate links. This means that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you if you make a purchase through a link! Read my disclaimer.*

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars are a delicious, filling, protein-packed treat. Perfect for a quick on-the-go breakfast or an afternoon snack. They are made with a combo of gluten-free oats, peanut butter, almond milk, raisins, dairy-free chocolate chips, and walnuts. The taste is so good that they could be mistaken for a dessert, but they have healthy ingredients. Also, they are gluten-free, dairy-free, and low in added sugar.

Breakfast Bars Meal-Prep

These breakfast bars are awesome for meal-prepping because it’s so easy to make a quick batch. This recipe alone makes 16 squares, and you could easily double the batch for more. They are also great for kids because they aren’t too messy, and they taste sweet.

I eat these bars in the morning when I need something quick or when I get back from the gym. They have protein, fiber, and carbs to keep energy levels up. Plus. the oatmeal and peanut butter are both filling ingredients and have health benefits too.

So, if you need some healthy energy-boosting foods, these bars or my healthy no-bake peanut butter bars will be great for you!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Oatmeal Bars Ingredients

Ingredient Notes

Another great thing about these bars is that they are super customizable!

Like I mentioned earlier, these bars are gluten-free and dairy-free, but there are also vegan and peanut-free options.

To make sure these bars are gluten-free, I recommend Bob’s Red Mill quick oats because they are certified gluten-free. But if you don’t have a gluten problem, any brand of oatmeal will work.

The dairy-free ingredients I use are Enjoy Life dairy-free chocolate chips and unsweetened almond milk.

If you have a peanut allergy, you could easily replace it with almond butter. It will have the same effect and still adds healthy protein.

For the sweetener in this recipe, I used coconut sugar, but it can be replaced with turbinado sugar or brown sugar.

To get a vegan version of these, replace the egg with a flax egg. Mix 1 tbsp flaxseed meal with 2 tbsp of water and let it sit for 5 minutes. Then add it in place of the egg.

Lastly, the walnuts can be swapped for pecans, peanuts, or cashews. And the raisins for dried cranberries. Whatever your personal preference may be!

Recipe Equipment

  • 2-Quart glass baking dish
  • Parchment paper
  • 2 large mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Spatula

For these bars the equipment is minimal. You can either use a 2-quart baking dish or an 8×8 square cake pan. Definitely make sure to line either pan with parchment paper so that the bars don’t stick.

Recipe Notes

  • Use peanut butter that has no added sugar, and the only ingredients are peanuts and salt.
  • If the oatmeal batter is too dry, add two tablespoons of almond milk.
  • At 30-minutes of baking, check the bars to see if they are baked. The tops should be golden and slightly crisp around the edges.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
PIN ME FOR LATER!

I hope you love these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars!

A couple of other recipes you may want to try are my healthy no-bake peanut butter bars and peanut butter energy bites. I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments or tag me on Instagram when you try them out!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars (2)

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Alyssa
These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars are a delicious, filling, and protein-packed treat. They are perfect for a quick on-the-go breakfast or an afternoon snack. They are gluten-free, dairy-free, and low in sugar!
5 from 23 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 125 kcal

Equipment

  • 2-Quart glass baking dish
  • Parchment paper
  • 2 Large mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Gluten-free oatmeal quick oats
  • ½ cup Coconut sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 1 Large Egg
  • ½ cup Unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • 2 teaspoons Pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup Walnuts finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Raisins
  • ¼ Cup Semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 2-quart baking dish or 8×8 square pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine oats, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and stir to combine.
  • In another large bowl, whisk the egg, milk, peanut butter, and vanilla extract.
  • Combine the wet ingredient into the dry ingredients with a spatula.
  • Fold in the walnuts and raisins and chocolate chips.
  • Spread combined mixture into prepared pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden brown, about 30-35 minutes.
  • Allow to cool on wire rack for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Cut into 16 bars.

Notes

  • Use peanut butter that has no added sugar, and the only ingredients are peanuts and salt
  • . If the oatmeal batter is too dry, add two tablespoons of almond milk.
  • At 30-minutes of baking, check the bars to see if they are baked. The tops should be golden and slightly crisp around the edges.
Keyword Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars, Healthy Breakfast Bars, Healthy Granola Bars, Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

37 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars”

  1. 5 stars
    I love how customizable these bars are! For breakfast lately I’ve been loving PB and banana oats and I feel like these would satisfy my cravings and be a nice change!

  2. I am the gluten free one in the house, but I think my husband would love this bar. He goes for anything peanut butter. And how nice that I can control the sugar and ingredients making this myself instead of a store-bought bar. Printing the recipe out for later!

  3. 5 stars
    I love that these homemade bars are nutritious, filling and nearly half the calories of store bought “healthy” nutrition bars. These are now one of my go-to breakfasts on the go!

  4. I have been looking for a bar recipe lately and these look perfect! I can’t wait to try. I love oatmeal, and the chocolate chips bring it to the next level!

  5. 5 stars
    It is hard to find a high source of protein that is also easy to eat. But this looks absolutely delicious and looks like I could eat a ton of them, all the while gaining some beneficial nutrients!

  6. 5 stars
    I like that its dairy-free! I’ll find an egg replacer and this is so good for me especially after my morning run! Quick grab breakfast

  7. I have always wanted to try, but haven’t as yet, a breakfast bar. This peanut butter one chocked with nutritious ingredients sounds delicious.

  8. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. The breakfast bars look so delicious. With a lot of healthy ingredients, I will be making these often.

  9. 5 stars
    Now that I am trying to eat healthier, I really want to try these. I’m always looking for and these will be great for me. Thanks for sharing!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating