Perfect for breakfast on the go! Super clean and plant-based energy oatmeal bars that are made with minimal ingredients and are actually healthy for you. These also taste like PB&J sandwich, are simple to make and a great meal-prep for a busy week ahead!
Convenient oatmeal bars
Protein and energy bars are very popular convenient snacks to take on the go and eat whenever you crave a little something-something. But, you do need to be mindful of the ingredients list on those bad boys. Even if they are labeled as vegan, or low in sugar, they usually contain unnecessary ingredients you just don’t want to eat on the regular. Plus, homemade is always better! No matter what, and these peanut butter and jelly oatmeal bars are just perfect alternative to store-bought energy bars, only they are clean and made with whole, healthy ingredients.
If you have kids, they will love these! They are not too sweet, but sweet enough to feel like you’re eating a little dessert. They pair perfectly with a cup of green tea or my favorite healthy hot chocolate in the morning or in the afternoon, love! Plus, it is strawberry season now, so the strawberries are extra sweet and juicy which makes these bars even more flavorful!
Don’t think that because these are baked, that they are hard to bite into because they are far from it! These strawberry oatmeal cuties are super soft and chewy in texture, but not crumbly or dry.
Peanut butter and jelly oatmeal bars are also:
- deliciously fresh
- clean and simple
- perfect healthy snack or breakfast
- super easy to make
- one bowl wonder!
Wholesome, balanced and delicious!
In order to make these bars even cleaner, I provide you with the strawberry and chia jam recipe as well!. This one is super simple and quick to make and takes you only 3 minutes and a few basic ingredients! No need to buy sugar-loaded jams any more people, no need. You just need some fresh strawberries and some chia seeds to make your own, delicious and versatile jam. I also hid a bit of cinnamon in there for some extra benefits and nutrition. If you don’t know all the amazing benefits cinnamon has and where to use it, read my post on the healthiest spices you must use in the kitchen (there is a lot of them you might not know about).
So why are these bars a perfect balanced breakfast situation? Well, they provide the body everything it needs to start the day on the right foot, with tons of energy and kick-ass digestion. These bars are packed with fiber and slow releasing carbs making them a sustainable energy source. They also provide you with a quality protein from chia seeds and peanut butter, as well as healthy fats and omega-3 fatty acids. It’s a winner!Print
These peanut butter and jelly oatmeal bars are a perfectly healthy and quick breakfast that you can meal-prep for the week. They are super clean, made with minimal ingredients, vegan and sugar-free, plus they are naturally gluten-free and high in fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. Easy to make and a great alternative to energy bars!
- 180 grams oats
- 30 grams ground almonds
- 1 heaping tbsp ground flaxseeds
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 4 tbsp maple or agave syrup*
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 130 grams applesauce
For the strawberry jam:
- 200 grams fresh strawberries
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1-2 tbsp coconut nectar (or maple syrup)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius
- Line a medium-size brownie baking pan with baking paper
- In a large bowl combine all the ingredients for the oat bars: oats, baking powder, ground flaxseeds, ground almonds, maple syrup, peanut butter, and applesauce until a wet and sticky dough forms.
- Press the dough into the pan with your hand and set aside while you make a strawberry chia jam.
- In a saucepan heat up sliced fresh strawberries, lemon juice, cinnamon, chia seeds and coconut nectar or maple syrup. Let it simmer on a low heat for 3 minutes until the berries start to fall apart.
- Spread the jam evenly over the oatmeal dough. Bake for 35-40 minutes and let it cool in the pan before cutting into bars.
You can store these oat bars in the fridge for up to a week. Don’t worry, they won’t last that long.
Feel free to use more syrup if you prefer these bars sweeter. These are not too sweet, but I love them this way.
- Serving Size: 12
Keywords: energy bars, oats, breakfast, snack, healthy, vegan, plantbased, simple
Are you in the mood for something more chocolaty but still wholesome and plant-based? Check out my chocolate banana bread, which is another breakfast meal-prep favorite!
Also, if you recreate this recipe, make sure to photoshoot your cuties and tag on Instagram @tinsyfit Let me know how it went and if you love them as much as I do!