Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars only have 3-ingredients, are no-bake and make the perfect chewy breakfast bar or snack!
Do you love peanut butter like my family does? Then you’re going to love these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars that are an awesome breakfast or snack. They’re super easy to make, are loaded with nutrients and are perfect for meal prep. The bars are only made with 3-ingredients and are super- kid- and adult-friendly.
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How to Make Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
I almost feel silly sharing this recipe because it is so simple! With only 3-ingredients, these bars come together super quick. Just mix together old-fashioned oats, peanut butter and honey or maple syrup (either works!). Some additional add-ins that are great are ground flax or chia seeds for a boost of protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids- add 1-2 tablespoons. Press the dough into a glass baking dish and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes until firm. Cut into bars and store in the fridge or freezer. I topped my bars with a drizzle of dark chocolate and some salted peanuts but that is optional.
Why eat peanuts and peanut butter?
- Peanuts and peanut butter have 7 grams of protein (higher than any other nut), 19 vitamins and minerals, fiber and heart-healthy fats.
- Peanuts are an energy dense food that is great for after your workouts or before! The protein in peanuts help with muscle growth and repair.
- It’s winter and it’s gloomy and cold outside. Did you know that peanuts can help give you a mind and mood boost? Daily peanut intake can help with a reduction in stress, anxiety and depression. Love this!
- Eating peanuts can help lead to weight loss, decreased blood pressure and improved fasting glucose levels.
I also want to make it very clear that I am not only saying that we are the biggest peanut butter and peanut fans but really prove it! My son Oliver, who is 5 years old, chooses peanut butter for most of his snacks. The other day, I realized that he really had a lot of peanuts and peanut butter so I mentally went through what he ate that day and he had EIGHT servings of peanuts and peanut butter!!!
Our pantry is stocked with tons of these since my kids love them and they are a great source of protein, fiber and other vitamins and minerals. My son is slim and I am always looking to load him up with nutrients and peanuts are a good nutrient dense option for him.
This post is sponsored by The Peanut Institute!