Baked Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars (Dairy-Free!)

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You may have noticed, but peanut butter is one of my favorite flavors, and if you add in a little chocolate? Mmmm! I’m always on the lookout for more recipes beyond my usual peanut butter cookies and other desserts, so I was very happy to find this one.

As a breakfast bar, the main ingredient in this recipe is oats, with peanut butter to add a primary flavor, chocolate chips and pumpkin pie spice for accent flavors, and nuts for a but of substance. It’s great as either a dessert or a breakfast bar, and you can easily wrap up each slice and carry it with you for a mid-day snack.

You can also very easily customize this recipe. Some ideas:

  • Use a different nut butter. I love peanut butter, but cashew or almond butters work great as well.
  • Swap or mix the chips and nuts. I prefer pecans, but many people like walnuts, almonds, or even just peanuts in this. You can also add in dried fruit, like cherries, raisins, blueberries, or even dried strawberries.
  • Replace the eggs with banana for a fully vegan version.

It’s a very easy recipe to throw together, it’s easy to bake, and it lasts over a week in the fridge. Here’s how to make it.

Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars

A simple, hearty, and customizable recipe for baked peanut butter bars using oats and nuts for substance.
Servings 8 Bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Equipment

  • 8×8" or 9×9" Baking Dish
  • Parchment Paper
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Rubber Spatula

Ingredients

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter
  • Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Cups Oats Any kind works, pick your texture preference.
  • ¼ Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice See post for link to recipe.
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • ½ Cup Chopped Nuts

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350℉. Line your baking dish with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, combine the oats, pie spice, and baking soda and set aside.
  • In your mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, peanut butter, syrup, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Add in the dry mixture and mix well.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts, and mix until distributed.
  • Pour the mixture into your baking dish and smooth it out.
  • Bake for 25 minutes. You're looking for the edges starting to brown.
  • Remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy. Cut and wrap in plastic or parchment paper for a portable treat.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Oats, Peanut Butter

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