From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I wanted to try these bars for the long holiday weekend. We are heading to the lake and will have in our company some folks who are notoriously late sleepers. I've long since given up the simultaneous preparation of breakfast and lunch. That means our bed heads will be pouring their own juice and grabbing a breakfast pastry while the rest of us are enjoying a hearty soup and sandwich for lunch. I found this recipe on the blog A Few Short Cuts and it looked so simple that I had to give it a try. Those of you who enjoy grab-and-go breakfasts will probably like these oatmeal bars. I must be honest and tell you they are too sweet and cookie-like for my taste, but I realize that my lack of a sweet tooth is not a universal affliction. While the Silver Fox is a bacon and eggs kind of guy, he has given the bars his seal of approval, as long as they are served as a snack rather than breakfast. Purist that I am, I will continue to enjoy my oatmeal as a porridge rather than in bar form, but if you are in the market for a grab-and-go breakfast, you might want to give these a try. Here is how they're made.
Oatmeal Breakfast Bars...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of the blog A Few Short Cuts
1-1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 up white sugar
3/4 cup milk (or milk alternative)
1/4 cup melted butter
1/3 cup Peanut Butter or almond butter, etc.
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 x 8-in. pan.
2) Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and stir well.
3) Spread evenly in to pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
4) Serve warm from oven or allow to completely cool and cut into bars for a grab and go snack. Yield: 9 servings.
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