What treats do you go for when you’re craving something sweet?
Do you stop by the local bakery and pick up a couple of freshly baked cupcakes or do you snatch a candy bar from the convenience store while you’re waiting in line to pay for gas? Both of these habits are unhealthy and expensive but they’re so easy to do when it’s the middle of the week and you’ve got a laundry list of items to accomplish before the day is over.
I understand this dilemma all too well. It can be difficult to maintain a healthy diet, budget, and schedule, but I’m here to help!
These rich, peanut butter oatmeal bars are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and give you a boost of energy to finish the day strong. The creamy taste of peanut butter pairs perfectly with the wholesome oats to provide a well-balanced dessert that is guilt-free. Best of all, these delightful peanut butter oatmeal bars can be made in just thirty minutes!
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
YIELD: 8 BARS
1 & 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 tbsp butter melted
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350°.
Spray an 8″x8″ pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Toss all of the ingredients into a large bowl and stir vigorously until combined.
Pour into the prepared pan and level with a large spoon.
Bake for 22-25 minutes or until golden brown and slightly firm to the touch.
Allow to cool in the pan. Once cool, slice into squares and enjoy these delicious peanut butter oatmeal bars!
If you’re looking for more easy + healthy recipes for breakfast, dessert, or anything in between, be sure to check out these yummy Blueberry Oatmeal Bars, this Tomato and Spinach Quiche that is perfect for brunch, or indulge just a little with this thick and creamy Chicken and Gnocchi Soup that makes a delicious dinner for your own family or company!