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Looking for an easy, make-ahead, grab and go breakfast? These bars are easy to make and mostly healthy!
Loaded Breakfast Bars
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1 tbsp oil (we prefer coconut)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups cereal of choice (we like Honey Nut Cheerios)
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- 1 1/2 cups dried fruit (cranberries are our favorite)
- 1/2 tsp salt
Spray a 9 by 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine honey, peanut butter, oil, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir and cook until mixture just begins to bubble, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
In a large bowl, combine oats, cereal, ground flaxseed, dried fruit, and salt.
Pour peanut butter mixture over oatmeal mixture and stir gently with a spatula until well combined. Transfer to baking dish and press firmly into dish. (I find that using a potato masher is the most effective way to do this.)
Allow to cool completely (they cool faster in the refrigerator). Cut into squares or bars.