There are a lot of things I don’t have in the morning. Those things include, but are not limited to, time, energy, patience, and… did I mention patience? But if there is one thing I DO have in the morning, it’s an appetite. Seriously, I wake up hungry every single day. Not a morning goes by that I think to myself “eh I’m actually not hungry for breakfast today”. In fact, if I don’t have breakfast within an hour or two of waking up… all hell might as well break loose.
Which is why these Oatmeal cookie breakfast bars are an absolute savior. They take just 30 minutes combined to prepare AND bake. These bars are healthy, packed with oats, nuts, eggs, and fruit. And they have a hint of sweetness from the chocolate chips and maple syrup. Plus, it doesn’t stop there! These bars can be topped or paired any way you like. A few of my favorite ways to enjoy these oatmeal cookie breakfast bars are below, but the possibilities are endless!
- Yogurt & fresh berries
- Your choice of milk & favorite fruit
- Warmed up with a scoop of your favorite nut butter
Another great thing about these bars is that you can store them in the fridge and take them as an easy grab & go option in the morning if you don’t have the time to sit down for a quick bite. I’ve even been enjoying these oatmeal cookie breakfast bars as a midday snack, because why stop at breakfast?!
How long will these last & how do I store them?
Store these bars for up to 4 days in the fridge for the easiest breakfast option!
What if I am allergic to nuts?
Feel free to sub in the walnuts in this recipe for another mix in! Your favorite seeds, fried cranberries, or even more oats would work as a perfect substitute.
What if I don’t like banana?
Applesauce would likely work as a substitute for the banana if you would rather sub out the banana.