Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars

Oatmeal chocolate breakfast bar

Breakfast can be a challenge for some of my clients, but I don’t let them get away with any excuses.  Here is a great recipe that you can bake on the weekend, and enjoy for breakfast all week long (makes enough for 2-weeks for one person).

Enjoy a complete breakfast by pairing sliced apples and a glass of milk with this meal.

How is that for a healthy breakfast in less than 5 minutes? Hope you enjoy!

Oatmeal Breakfast Bar (Printable PDF)

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cup Oatmeal
  • 1 cup Nutri Flour blend or Whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp Windsor Half Salt TM
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1.5 cup Skim milk
  • 1/4 cup Natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup Canola oil
  • 1 large Egg, whole, fresh
  • 3 tbsp Splenda brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 125 ml Chocolate chips (1/2 Cup)
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts, chopped

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line two 4 1/2 by 8 1/2-inch loaf pans with parchement paper.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl. Beat together the peanut butter, sugar, and oil with an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. Beat in the egg. Slowly add in the milk and vanilla.
  4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and fold to combine. Stir in chocolate and 1/4 cup nuts and pour the batter into the two
  5. prepared pans. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining walnuts.
  6. Bake the bars for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden. Using an offset spatula, loosen the bars from the pan and turn onto a rack to
  7. cool completely. When cool, cut each pan into 8 bars. If you want smaller servings, cut each bar in half. Store in the fridge.

*Recipe adapted from: http://www.biggirlssmallkitchen.com/2013/01/oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookie-breakfast-bars.html

Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookie Breakfast Bars

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About alittlenutrition

Susan is passionate about teaching others how to achieve optimal health and wellness by taking the confusion out of nutrition and promoting fun ways to stay active. Susan has been a certified fitness instructor for over 8 years and enjoys teaching yoga, pilates, and fitball classes at Elite Fitness and Dance. However, her main interest in nutrition has led her in the direction of becoming a registered dietitian. Susan completed her undergrad in Human Nutritional Science at the University of Manitoba and has recently completed her dietetic internship with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Currently she is now combining her fitness skills with her nutrition knowledge and offering comprehensive nutritional and lifestyle coaching. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Susan worked as a sales executive for a variety of paint manufactures for over 10 years. She created innovative sales initiatives and marketing programs for corporate and independent retails stores. Now with her knowledge of nutrition and her business experience, she helps restaurants and food service operations create healthier meals options for their customers. Susan is highly involved in community health promotion, as she has been appointed to sit on the Recreation and Wellness Commission of Niverville and the Chair person for the South Eastman RHA District Health Advisory Council Western division. She is the co-founder of former the Niverville Active Living and she has put on many community health promotion activities such as: * Lose It For Life - Weight loss / Lifestyle Transformation program * Family Fitness Month…Win A Will Contest * Niverville Fair ~ Smoothie Booth * Community Cholesterol Reduction Challenge * Cooking On A Budget * Couch Potato Race She is a member of the College of Dietitians of Manitoba, Dietitians of Canada, Manitoba Fitness Council and the Canadian Obesity Network. In her spare time, Susan enjoys cooking for her family, gardening, photography and being physically active outdoors with her husband and friends.
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