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
- 8×8" or 9×9" Baking Dish
- Parchment Paper
- Mixing Bowl
- Rubber Spatula
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Cup Peanut Butter
- ⅓ Cup Maple Syrup
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1½ 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
- 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.