Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

Who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate chip anything? I find this flavour pleases pretty much anyone. These make the perfect breakfast (for me at least, maybe for you too) or afternoon snack – and they contain a lot less sugar than a peanut butter cup!!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups quick cooking oats (organic if possible)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup flax seeds (or ground flax)
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey

Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine the oats, salt and chocolate chips in a mixing bowl and mix well.
  3. In a high-speed blender, mix the almond milk, flax seeds, peanut butter and honey until the flax is completely ground.
  4. Pour the liquid mixture into the oat mixture and blend well with a wooden spoon. The oats will be slightly wet and the mixture will be thick.
  5. Spoon mixture into a loaf pan (I used this one here, about 12 x 5 inches). If using a regular loaf pan, be sure to grease the pan with a pastry brush and oil, like coconut or grape seed oil.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool before turning the pan upside down and plopping the loaf onto a large plate or cutting board.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge – cut into bars when ready to eat (not before putting the loaf in the fridge – the slices/ bars will get dry).
  8. Enjoy! Slather a layer of peanut butter on top for added flavour and protein in the morning.
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