It’s that time of year where my usual ability to jump out of bed on a morning full of energy and excitement for the day disappears. The mornings are getting darker, I’m tired and a little bit fed up of being in the kitchen from wedding cake season, so skipping breakfast for an extra 15 minutes in bed between my nice soft sheets is far more valuable right now.
But we all know how bad skipping breakfast is for us so with that in mind I baked these peanut butter oat bars last night and grabbed one from the box as I ran out of the door, munching away before I even had chance to put my seat belt on.
My son has taken a couple of chunks to school in his packed lunch too.
Soft but crunchy, moist but smooth and wonderfully nutty with a hint of cocoa and fruit these oat bars are perfect for us Mums on the go. Quickly whip up a batch and breakfast is sorted for the rest of the week.
They took me 10 minutes to bake last night. 5 minutes to prep max. The most difficult part was lining the tin but you could even skip that if you used this magic spray. 😉
The ultimate selling point? All these high-quality ingredients were packed and ready to use as All Things Baked sent me one of their subscription boxes to try. Unwrapping the tissue paper to reveal the contents, I was so excited! I’m used to buying my own ingredients and choosing my own bakes so to bake something that was a complete surprise was a welcome change.
I’m the worst for tinkering with recipes but for this one I stuck to the exact ingredients and quantities, literally followed the recipe card exactly. Easy to follow and understand my oat bites were in our tummies within the hour. That said, you do get enough for two batches so for the second go I swapped the honey for maple syrup, the milk for almond milk and some vegan dark chocolate nibs – you couldn’t tell the difference! Both totally scrummy.
You need one bowl for all your dry ingredients.
One spoon for your peanut butter.
Spoon licking is absolutely compulsory during clean up too.
Smush firmly in your lined tin making sure the mixture goes into each corner.
Bake for the required time and when done make sure you go and distract yourself for 15 minutes or so whilst they cool before chopping into bite-size squares.
They’ll keep for about 4-5 days…good luck with that though.
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