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Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Healthy oatmeal bars are the perfect on-the-go breakfast. Packed with protein and healthy ingredients, they'll keep you at your best till lunch and beyond.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Heartland
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup oat flour (Can be purchased or made by processing a heaping cup of rolled oats in a food processor or blender)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbs sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1 tbs coconut oil, melted (Can sub for vegetable oil)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 F and prepare a 9 x 13 baking dish by lightly greasing.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the rolled oats, oat flour, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, salt, and cinnamon.
  • In a separate mixing bowl or measuring cup, mix the orange juice, honey, coconut oil, and applesauce.
  • Mix the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients. Then spread the mix into the baking dish, and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cut into bars, but keep the everything in the baking dish until completely cooled.

Notes

Want something a little more chewy? Try mixing in a binder like a mashed banana, a couple tbs of peanut butter, or a beaten egg.