Cranberry Oatmeal Bars Recipe

My kids are cereal lovers when it comes to breakfast – a habit that began when they were little and I was in the depths of having babies (because there is no shame in easy breakfasts when you’re not sleeping at night!). Unfortunately, cereal isn’t a very healthy breakfast, and the ones that are better for you are also more expensive! So I’ve been trying to steer our family away from cereals with some pre-made breakfasts that still don’t require me to get up early to help them. ;) That’s where this cranberry oatmeal bar recipe came from – my need for a filling, healthy, inexpensive breakfast. These are quick to make the night before or make for a great snack too.

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You could very easily alter this recipe if you don’t like or have cranberries. You could try raisins, chocolate chips, any other dried fruit, or walnuts.

Ingredients

  • 4 cup organic rolled oats (I purchase mine HERE)
  • 2/3 cups coconut sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 cups milk (works well with a dairy substitute like oat milk)
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 Tablespoons melted coconut or olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup dried, unsweetened cranberries (I prefer to buy THESE which are sweetened with apple juice)

Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Mix dry ingredients (oats, coconut sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon)
  3. Add in wet ingredients (milk, eggs, oil, vanilla)
  4. Pour batter into a 9×13 pan (you can use a smaller pan, but your bars would be thicker and your bake time may increase).
  5. Add dried cranberries on top.
  6. Bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.

These bars are SO yummy and work great for an easy breakfast or a snack. The ingredients are simple, easy to modify, and healthy! It makes a great breakfast cereal alternative.

Let me know if you try the recipe, I’d love to hear how you like it.

Happy baking!

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