I am not sure if I should call these breakfast bars or dessert or both, but one thing is for sure, you will love them!
I have been trying to come up with different oatmeal ideas so that breakfast is not always the same. Last week I made the Oatmeal Cups and this week I decided to see if I can make oatmeal breakfast in the form of a bar. Of course I turned to some of my favorite ingredients such as almond butter, coconut and walnuts.
This oatmeal bar is packed with protein, fiber and good fat. It will energize you and keep you full. It will also satisfy your sweet tooth at night! And the best thing is, it is very simple to make.
2 cups of old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1 cup of coconut milk
1/2 cup of coconut flour
1/2 cup of almond meal
2 tablespoons of almond butter (plus reserve 1 tablespoon for layering)
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts (plus reserve hand full for layering)
1/2 cups of vegan chocolate chips
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
Handfull of coconut flakes
For the chocolate glaze, mix vegan chocolate chips and coconut oil and melt in the microwave or on the stove top. Set aside.
Warm up coconut and almond milk and pour over the rolled oats. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine. The mixture will be very sticky.
Line the pan with the wax paper and pour half of the oat mixture in. Press it in and make it nice and flat. Take the reserved tablespoon of almond butter and spread out over the layer that you placed down already. You can either melt the almond butter and glaze it over or you can take small chunks and place them throughout the layers (that’s what I did). Sprinkle some of the reserved walnuts and drizzle some of the melted vegan chocolate chips. Finally, take the other half of the oat mixture and gently press in. As a final step, drizzle the rest of the melted chocolate, sprinkle coconut flakes and any walnuts (if you have left).
Place the pan in the freezer for 20 min to set and then cover and refrigerate over night. In the morning, cut and store in the air tight container.
I cut my oatmeal into half bars (small squares) so that its convenient for breakfast but also for a quick snack on the go. Late night cravings? Grab one!