Kelly the Culinarian: Cooking with Kelly: Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars Recipe

Monday, February 20, 2012

Cooking with Kelly: Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars Recipe

Now that I'm heading to the gym most mornings, I wanted a breakfast that was easy, didn't require reheating and traveled well. Bonus points for being low calories and kind of healthy.

And since we all know I love peanut butter and oatmeal independently, it's only a wonder that it took me so long to put them together in baked form.

These peanut butter oatmeal bars are perfect for breakfast on the go. They're about 150 calories per square, so I round my breakfast out with a couple of pieces of fruit.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars Recipe

1 1/2 cups quick oats

1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup skim milk
2 egg whites, beaten
1 banana, mashed
1/4 cup natural creamy peanut butter

Mix together the oats, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, whisk together the vanilla, milk, egg whites, banana and peanut butter. Add to the dry ingredients, then place in a greased 8 x 8 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 22 minutes or until the edges are brown.

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