Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars are loaded with wholesome oatmeal and whole wheat flour, flavored with peanut butter, and sweetened with honey, for a yummy, on-the-go breakfast or snack!
I’ve been trying to perfect a peanut butter version of my baked Oats & Honey Granola Bars for awhile now, and along those lines, I was tinkering with the recipe several weeks back. While my resulting concoction didn’t exactly turn out like the crunchy granola bars I envisioned, it did end up resembling soft-baked oatmeal bars. So I suppose in this case, a kitchen fail of one sort turned into a kitchen triumph of another! I love it when that happens. 😉
I’ve made this recipe a couple of times since and my family really enjoys it. I love that it’s a ready-made breakfast, because during the summer at Casa de Five Heart Home, three young individuals eagerly wake up at the crack of dawn. And you see, this foils Mama’s plan of indulging in the luxury of “sleeping in” (until a whopping 7 a.m.) so long as school is out.
So when the toddler pries open my eyelid at 6:30 a.m. with a “Mama, I hungry,” I can simply whisper, “Okay, baby…go ask your brother to get you a peanut butter bar.” And when she scampers off, it’s at least five full minutes before she pries open my eyelid again.
“Mama. He got me a pee-buh bah.”
Glad to hear it, sweetie. Now why don’t you go ask him to pour you some milk, thereby allotting me five more precious minutes…?
In all seriousness, though, these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars are the definition of honey-sweet, soft-baked yumminess. They’re great for breakfast, at home or on-the-go, and they’re a perfectly portable snack. They’re also somewhere in between the Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars and the crunchy baked granola bars that I typically make, so it’s always fun to change things up.
So make ’em soon! I think you’ll enjoy them. And if you’re lucky, they may even buy you an extra five minutes of sleep. Now that’s what I call magic. 😉
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