I like cooking and making meals for my husband but during the week, he’s on his own for breakfast. I have other things to do in the morning and quite frankly, he’s an adult. It’s good to act like an adult sometimes which means making your own breakfast.
He usually eats the same thing every single morning (you can see a day of his eats in this post) and that usually includes oatmeal. Well, lately he has been trying to go into the office just a tad earlier so he can come home at a reasonable time. He asked me for help in coming up with ways to streamline his breakfast-making in the morning. Since his oatmeal was the thing that took the longest, I suggested baking it and cutting bars to reheat each morning.
The baked oatmeal bars were a hit.
All he has to do is grab one out of the fridge and warm it up and then throw the rest of his breakfast on his plate. It makes his morning smoother and I get to see him before 8 pm most nights. Win-win.
I thought I would share the recipe with you since it’s really simple and it could help you make your mornings faster. You can also add different fruit/berries/toppings to make it suit your tastes. I’ll even provide some ideas below 🙂
Baked Oatmeal Bars- serves 10
Calories: 332 Total Fat: 23.01g Carbs: 27.87g Fiber: 2.6g Sugar: 11.11g Protein: 5.68g
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup coconut milk (or whatever milk you prefer)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup cranberries, optional**
- Preheat the oven to 350 and spray an 8 x 8 dish with a little oil.
- In a large bowl, mix together the oats, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. In a separate smaller bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, oil, and vanilla extract.
- Add the wet mix to the dry and stir everything until combined. Fold in the berries (or whatever fruit you would like)
- Spread the mixture evenly into the baking dish and bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Check around 40 minutes to see if the edges are starting to brown and the center is mostly set.
- Once done, let the oatmeal cool before cutting into bars and storing in the fridge.
**You can use whatever fruit/filling ingredients you would like. Some other good options would be:
- Chocolate chips
- Peanut/almond/any other nut butter