Oh, Oh, Oh, Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

I am a runner. To me, this constitutes as a reason to eat energy bars; that and they taste good. But energy bars are slightly expensive to eat every day, so I decided to make some of my own. I followed a basic recipe with guidelines for the fruit and nuts, and then added two scoops of protein powder. They have a very cakey texture and are pleasantly moist. The flavor is good too, but not exactly like the store-bought bars. I baked them for longer than the original recipe said, but that is most likely just my oven. I will add the guideline recipe below, but remember that it is just a guideline and you can add more or less mix-ins.  Hopefully the weather in you neck of the woods is looking Springy and warm. Have a good weekend!


Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

1 1/4 cups oatmeal

1/2 cup chopped nuts

3/4 cups dried fruit

1 teaspoon spice(more or less depending on the spice)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cups milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

Protein powder

Preheat oven to 375F and line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix wet ingredients and add to the dry ingredients. Stir and let set for 15 minutes. Bake in oven for 30-45 minutes. Bars will be moist, but golden brown. Cut while hot, then let cool and enjoy.


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