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No Sugar Added Baked Oatmeal Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

These no sugar added baked oatmeal bars are perfect for your baby or toddler. Lightly sweetened only with fruit, you can feel good about the wholesome ingredients in these bars. 

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: baby, breakfast bar, no sugar added, oatmeal, snack bar, toddler
Servings: 9
Ingredients
  • 2-1/2 cups Quick cooking oats, separated
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • 1 3.9 oz cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 tsp ground flax optional
  • 2 tsp hemp hearts optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees then spray an 8x8" baking pan with nonstick spray, or line with parchment, and set aside.

  2. Add 1 cup quick oats to a food processor or blender then process until oats have turned into flour. Set aside. (Do NOT use baby oatmeal. It won't work.)

  3. Add milk, mashed banana, applesauce, coconut oil, egg, and vanilla to a large bowl then whisk to combine. Add remaining 1-1/2 cups oats, oat flour, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt then stir to combine. Fold in flax and hemp hearts, then pour batter into prepared baking pan.

  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the center has set. Cool before slicing into squares then store in the refrigerator, or individually wrap bars and freeze.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Iowa Girl EatsĀ Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal Breakfast Bars.