RECIPE: Deliciously Simple Baked Breakfast Bars

I have to admit, I didn't make these for you (it's not because I don't love you!). Ok I DID have on the list, "Something easy for breakfast" (as that's one of the things you all asked for at the beginning of the year)-- this wasn't what I had planned on making! Alas, I was searching for a delicious and easy breakfast option for my husband, who tends to skip breakfast in favor of one to four incredibly nutrient-dense (not) mug(s) of coffee (at least we buy fair trade organic). Then he has a blood sugar/caffeine crash around 10am, and feels like something you'd find in my two year old's diaper (at least until we're done potty training 🤞🏼). I made these, he fell in love, told me they were SO good (he added extra peanut butter to the top, most days) and I asked him-- "Good enough to share?". And though I only got a few small bites of the first two tests because my family DEVOURED them (I consider that a win!), I'm sharing these deliciously simple, baked breakfast bars with you.

Deliciously Simple Baked Breakfast Bars

Makes 1 8x8" pan- cut as you desire

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1 1/2 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup flour of choice

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup coconut sugar (brown sugar works, too)

1/2 cup peanut butter

2 tbsp honey or maple syrup

2 eggs

zest of 1 orange (optional)

2 tbsp chia seeds

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup dried cranberries

oil as needed

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. In a large bowl, whisk oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, sea salt and coconut sugar.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk peanut butter, honey, eggs, and orange zest if using.

4. Mix dry into wet until a thick batter forms. Stir in seeds and fruit.

5. Grease an 8x8" bakig dish. Pour batter in and spread evenly.

6. Bake in oven 25-30 minutes until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool before slicing and serving.

© 2019 by Kristin Dovbniak for The Supermama Society

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