Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Bars 

By Rena |

We love healthy oatmeal bars and these Chocolate chip oatmeal bars are just perfection. They are easy to make, nutritious, and the perfect healthy breakfast on-the-go recipe or dessert. A filling and kid-friendly recipe to make any day of the week.

side shot image of 3 oatmeal bar squares stacked on each other

Not sure what to do with those ripe bananas on your kitchen counter? Look no further, these healthy oatmeal bars will be the perfect recipe to make. Knowing that the kids will love it will be a big bonus too. Loaded with flavor and fiber, they are the perfect breakfast oatmeal bars to make and save for the entire week. Serve them as a snack, a breakfast meal, or dessert. Oatmeal bars are one of our favorite ways to make oatmeal and add more fiber to our diet. These oatmeal chocolate chip bars can easily be made gluten-free and vegan-friendly.

Why you will love these baked oatmeal bars

  • Healthy and good for you: Loaded with good for you ingredients and a healthy dose of fiber from the rolled oats.
  • Easy and simple: These healthy oatmeal bars are really easy to make with simple ingredients. Mix all teh ingredients together and pop in the oven.
  • Perfect for on-the-go: Always in a hurry to leave the house in the morning, these oatmeal bars are a great option to grab and enjoy in the car on your way to school or work.
top view of cut up oatmeal bars into squares

Ingredients you will need to make these healthy oatmeal bars

  • Flax seed: a great way to add in fiber
  • Bananas: make sure the banana is ripe
  • Yogurt: we used coconut yogurt but you can use any other yogurt of choice.
  • Nut butter: any nut butter like almond butter, peanut butter, or cashew butter
  • Honey: we used honey for teh sweetener, but you can use agave or maple syrup.
  • Almond milk: don’t have almond milk, use any other milk.
  • Oats: best to use rolled oats, but quick oats will work. Consistency will vary
  • Baking powder and Vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips: we used dark chocolate chips but dairy-free or sugra-free will work just fine.

Ingredients to make oatmeal bars on small bowls on a flat gray surface

How to make these homemade oatmeal breakfast bars

Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. In a small bowl whisk the flaxseed with water.

nut butter being poured over a bowl or mashed banana and yogurt

In a large bowl, whisk the following 5 ingredients. Add in the flax egg mixture, then incorporate the remaining 4 ingredients.

chocolate chips added over a bowl or oatmeal mixture before baking

Pour the batter into your prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes, then allow it to fully cool before slicing it.

Frequently asked questions

Are oatmeal bars good for you?

The quick answer is yes they are. A more honest answer is be ware of store-bought oatmeal bars that tend to be loaded with sugar and preservatives. Making your own oatmeal bars at home are a much healthier option. Knowing the ingerdients you are putting in your oatmeal bars will make a huge difference. They are a filling, nutritious, and delicious treat that everyone can enjoy including the kids.

Can you eat raw oats?

Raw oats are totally edible and safe to eat. You do not always have to bake oats. Oats are used in many recipe and snacks that don’t call for cooking or baking. Rest assured that it is ok to do so. Oats have alot of health benefits and they are a great source of soluble fiber.

Can I eat oatmeal every day?

Oatmeal/oats is a healthy and nutrituous ingredient to add to your daily diet routine/meals. It has numerous health benefits and a single serving of oatmeal is great to have every day. There are many different and delcious ways to add oatmeal to your diet.

How to store these oatmeal bars?

Once cooled, place the oatmeal bars in a sealed container and store in teh fridge for up to 7 days. When ready to eat, you can either enjoy cold, or reheat in the microwave.

tope view of stacks of oatmeal bars with a side of fresh bananas

REcipe notes and tips

  • Serving size: one square bar
  • Use rolled oats instead of quick oats. If you only have quick oats, then go ahead and use quick oats.
  • Any milk of choice works. So If you don’t have almond milk, use 2% milk.
  • Honey: For sweetener, we used honey, but this ingredient can be substituted with agave or maple syrup.
  • Yogurt: we used coconut yogurt but any other yogurt would work. You will need to use dairy-free yogurt if you want a vegan version.
  • To make this vegan: do use non-dairy yogurt, maple syrup or agave, almond milk, and dairy-free chocolate chips
  • For a gluten-free option, you can use GF rolled oats and make sure non of the other ingredients you are putting in do not have any wheat or ingredients with gluten.
  • Make sure you allow these oatmeal bars to cool off completely before you cut them into squares and serve.
  • Consider adding nuts if you perfer something crunchy. Walnuts would be a great choice.
  • Store leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 7 days. You can keep these on the kicthen counter for up to 4 hours the same day you make then.
close up image of baked oatmeal chocolate chip bars with peanut butter drizzle over them.

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top view of oatmeal bar squares stacked on each other with a banana on the top left corner

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Easy and delicious oatmeal bars made with oatmeal, nut butter, banana, yogurt, and other simple ingredients.
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Halal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 large spotted bananas pureed
  • 1/4 cup coconut yogurt
  • 1/4 cup nut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or any milk of choice
  • 2 1/2 cups oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips sugar-free, or dairy-free

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl whisk the flaxseed with water.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the following 5 ingredients. Add in the flax egg mixture, then incorporate the remaining 4 ingredients.
  • Pour the batter into your prepared pan.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, then allow it to fully cool before slicing it.

Notes

  • Serving size: one square bar
  • Use rolled oats instead of quick oats 
  • Any milk of choice.
  • Honey: can be substituted with agave or maple syrup
  • Yogurt: we used coconut yogurt but any other yogurt would work
  • To make this vegan: do use non-dairy yogurt, maple syrup or agave, almond milk, and dairy-free chocolate chips
  • For gluten-free, use GF rolled oats 

Nutrition

Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 2mg
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    • Rena says

      Hi. Yes sure. So first, you will mix the flax seed with the water. Then add the pureed bananas, yogurt, nut butter, honey, and almond milk. Mix. Next, add the oats, baking powder, vanilla, and dark chocolate chips. Mix again.

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