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Soft-Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

These gluten-free Soft-Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Bars are ultra chewy and loaded with flavor. They’re packed with oats, nut butter, and dark chocolate, and are made with better-for-you, wholesome ingredients. They're perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast on a busy morning.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Soft Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 211kcal
Author Chelsea Lords
Cost $5.64


  • 1 cup (93g) old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup (32g) oat flour (finely ground oats)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/3 cup (80g) creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup (48g) melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup (74g) honey
  • 1/3 cup (63g) light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large full egg
  • 1 large egg yolk (save the whites for another recipe or discard them)
  • 1/2 cup (85g) dark chocolate chips, coarsely chopped


  • PREP: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang (These will be nearly impossible to get out otherwise).
  • OAT FLOUR: To make oat flour, place old-fashioned or quick oats in a blender and pulse until they resemble flour. Measure after blending to make sure you have the right amount.
  • BARS: Combine the ingredients except for the dark chocolate chips in a large bowl and stir until smooth and well combined. Coarsely chop the dark chocolate chips and add to the batter. Stir to combine. Transfer batter to prepared pan.
  • BAKE: Bake for 23-26 minutes or until set at the edges (it will look slightly wet in the center, but as long as it doesn't jiggle it's done. The bars will firm up as they cool; be careful to not over bake).
  • STORAGE: Store these bars in an airtight bag or container at room temperature. These bars are best enjoyed within 2-3 days of making.
  • FREEZE: Wrap individual bars tightly in plastic wrap and place in an airtight freezer-safe container. Thaw bars at room temperature.


Note 1:Gluten-free: These bars are naturally gluten free, but make sure all the products you use aren't processed in an environment with other gluten products. This will be indicated on the label.


Serving: 12bars | Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.1g | Protein: 4.1g | Fat: 10.8g | Cholesterol: 23.3mg | Sodium: 41.5mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 16.6g