Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
Hola! I’m skipping out on a nap-time shower today to share this recipe with you fun people, which is a real bummer for all those who have to smell me today because I did the stair master this morning. That machine owns me every single time. Dave is a beast on that machine and the last time I was on it I got a new high score, but my high score was still second to his. Today I was trying my hardest to beat his record on the machine (289 floors) but I just couldn’t do it. So Dave, if you’re reading this – you still have the high score on the stair master, but I’m coming for you. 😉 I’m just 100 floors behind you…
Anyways, this recipe is one that I make on repeat in our house so I thought it would be a great one to share on CnC. I got the recipe from my sister (you can read her blog here). Atlas loves these things and I often serve them for breakfast with some fruit and cottage cheese on the side or just serve them up for a grab-n-go snack. They are super easy to make and there’s no baking involved. I wouldn’t call them ‘low-fat’ since there is a lot of peanut butter in them, but they are definitely healthier than 4 handfuls of M&Ms (our other grab-n-go snack). Oh, and I don’t give these to Andi Rose because they do have honey in them and babies aren’t supposed to have honey before they reach 1 year of age.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
- 16 oz Peanut Butter
- 3 Cups Oats (I’ve use Old Fashioned or Quick Cooking – I don’t have a preference)
- 1 Cup Honey
- 2 Scoops Juice Plus Complete Powder (Or you could use Shakeology if that’s what you take or whey protein would probably work fine too – & I usually mix the vanilla and chocolate flavors of our Juice Plus powders)
- Chocolate Chips, to taste (we like a lot of these, obviously)
- (Sometimes I throw a little flaxseed in the bars too, just depends what I have on hand)
- Also, around the holidays I will add in different fun flavors (like pumpkin chips during the fall)
Mix all ingredients together and then add in chocolate chips and stir until it is well combined (the mixture will be thick). Press into a 13×9 pan (I usually lightly grease mine with Pam) and store in the refrigerator for 1 hour before cutting into squares. Keep these babies in an airtight container in the fridge, preferably on a high shelf so your toddler can’t help themselves to 6 servings at once when you’re not looking. 😉
Voila! Easy Breezy.
If you make these and love them as much as we do, be sure to comment and let me know!
Oooh! And last thing: I’m on snap chat now. Well, sort of. I haven’t snap chatted once. But I made an account. Actually I made the account months ago and forgot about it, but I played with it over the weekend and I cannot figure it out for the life of me. How do you follow people? Can you only watch a video one time? What do people even want to see videos of? I think my username is just Ashley Andrews. Or maybe it is ashleyandrews6? I don’t even know. Like I said, I haven’t posted 1 thing yet. So.many.questions. I need a snap chat tutorial for dummies.
Happy hump day, friends!