Early morning is my favorite part of the day. It's when I workout, sip on a cup of coffee, and just reflect. Like everyone, I have mornings where I'm super rushed and know I'll have to take breakfast on the go. That's when I love this recipe. It makes 12 healthy alternatives to grocery store breakfast bars and they taste yummy too!
Calories per serving: 200 kcal
Fat per serving: 1.3 g
Sodium per serving: 26 mg
2 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3 egg whites
*2 cups raisins or your choice
1/4 cup light maple syrup
1/4 cup honey with 2 tablespoons water
**1/2 cup PB2
Cinnamon to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a cooking pan with Pam. Mix together the PB2 and syrup until well blended. Mix together dry ingredients in a separate bowl, once mixed, stir together the wet and dry ingredients. Spread evenly into a 9X12 baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool and cut into bars. Wrap individual bars in plastic bags or place in an air-tight container. Store in fridge.
*Optional: sprinkle a light layer of PB2 or peanut butter on top of the bars with a smidge of the raisins or your choice ingredient
*Be creative! I like raisins because they give me the energy I need to power through the morning. You can substitute for chocolate chips, dried cherries, sunflower seeds, almonds, coconut, etc.
**I use PB2 because it has 85% less fat and calories than traditional peanut butter. It comes as powder and you just mix it with water to the desired consistency. Not a fan of PB2? Substitute in for peanut butter.