Recipe: No Bake Oatmeal Breakfast Bar

After switching to the Top 8 Free diet, one of the most challenging meals for me was breakfast. I was used to slamming granola bars or a quick protein shake on my long commute. I found that many of the pre-made allergen-free bars were very tiny. I’d have to eat four or five to get enough calories, and with price tags of at least $1 each, that just wasn’t a practical daily routine.

Luckily, I stumbled upon Petite Allergy Treats and their gluten-free/vegan breakfast bar recipe. Best of all? It’s no bake – just stir in the ingredients and throw it in the fridge! No trying to watch the oven while juggling a crying baby, load of laundry, work, and whatever else you have going on!

Petite’s recipe is yummy as-is, but I experimented with variations for different flavors and nutritional impact. My favorite combo is below!

Ingredients

Minimum

  • 4 cups gluten free quick cooking rolled oats
  • ¾ cup sunflower butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup honey (or ½ cup maple syrup)
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp warm water

Optional

  • 1 cup quinoa (follow packaging instructions for rinsing & sprouting or your body won’t digest it properly!)
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips
    (or more depending on how much chocolate you like!)
  • ¼ cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • 2 bags Enjoy Life seed & fruit mix
    (or ¼ cup sunflower kernels and pumpkin seeds)
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

 

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well until all incorporated.ingredientssm
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  2. Press mixture evenly in a pan. The size is up to you – the smaller the pan, the taller the bars will be!pansm.jpg
  3. Place pan in the refrigerator to firm up.
  4. Cut & enjoy! Best served straight from the refrigerator.barsm
  5. Optional: Melt chocolate chips in a small bowl. Drizzle chocolate over bars.

Did you try this recipe? Comment below with the adjustments you made to make this your favorite breakfast bar ever!

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