One area I constantly struggle with is having breakfast ready on days when we have an early start. I like to start my days slow and getting started with work from the moment I wake up is tough for me.
With schools re-opening for the new academic year, I relied on breakfast cereal, oatmeal porridge and doodh poha (an Indian breakfast option similar to cereal) as a quick breakfast option in the mornings for our son. But, both of us soon got bored of eating the same kinds of foods every day. That is when I thought that meal planning a breakfast bar on the weekends could help me provide variety and have a slow relaxed start to the day.
I tried these peanut butter oats breakfast bars for kids and they turned out perfectly, both the husband and the kid enjoyed these for breakfast. I will be including them in my breakfast rotation from now on.
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HEALTHY BREAKFAST BAR FOR KIDS
Pairing oat flour with peanut butter keeps you full longer and especially for the kids a little bit of extra healthy fats in there is much-needed fuel for the day ahead.
I love that these breakfast bars are meal-planning friendly. And, no, you won’t get bored of eating the same breakfast every day of the week, because you can change up the sides and combinations.
One day you can pair it with jam another day with fruit and yogurt and yet another day you can have the breakfast bars with cold milk. That is the great thing about breakfast bars they can be served up in so many different ways, each as enjoyable as the other. For more breakfast ideas for kids, check out this post of mine.
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Peanut butter Breakfast Bars for Kids
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1 apple (grated)
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2-3 drops pure vanilla extract
- In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients well.
- Transfer into a rectangle baking dish and pat down with your fingers. Use a baking paper lining on the dish for easy removal after baking.
- Bake at 200 degree C for 30 minutes.
- Cool completely before cutting into squares.
- Can store in the fridge in air tight containers for up to 4 days.
- For longer storage you can transfer them into zip lock bags and freeze. This way the bars can be used for upto 2 weeks.
If you try this breakfast bar recipe do let me know how your kids liked it. Follow me on Instagram for more recipes and healthy feeding tips.