Easy Breakfast Bars

I’m a breakfast eater. While it’s mainly scrambled eggs and a banana every day for me, I love any kind of breakfast food, any time of the day. Pancakes? Yes! Bacon? Yes!

And since I am also a runner, I find myself eating two breakfasts when I’m in training. One first thing in the morning, and another simple breakfast a couple of hours later. Glutton, I know. I typically make muffins or scones and freeze them, taking one out each morning. By the time I get to work and I’m ready to eat again, it’s thawed!

So when I read Jess’ recipe for breakfast bars, I immediately wanted to make them!

Easy Breakfast Bars

Ingredients

2 cups oats
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oil (Seemed like a lot so I started with 1/4 cup and add a little bit more based on consistency)
2 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg (I used 1/4 tsp)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup dried fruit (optional – I didn’t have any dried fruit, so I used coconut flakes)
1/2 cup sliced almonds (optional – I used pecans but you could also add pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, extra fruit, or any other nuts)
peanut butter (optional-not in the original recipe, but I added a couple of decent spoonfuls)

I suppose honey could also be added or substituted in the recipe. As can many alternative ingredients.

Directions

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl
Spread in a rectangular shape on a pan
Bake on 350 for 15-20 minutes
Cool and cut

-Bon Appetit!

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