Do you need a quick grab and go breakfast some mornings? These gluten free oatmeal bars are a delicious breakfast or even snack!
You will love that these oatmeal breakfast bars are moist, delicious, and packed full of nutrition to keep you full! If you love oats as much as we do, check out all of my gluten free oatmeal recipes.
(*This post was updated from an older post from 2/2015.)
Our school mornings are crazy busy!! It sounds funny to say that since school has only just begun.
I go into each child’s room at 7:00 am and open their blinds, letting the sun hit their sleepy faces.”
If I am lucky, after much prodding, our kids emerge by 7:30 somewhat dressed. Sometimes I don’t see them until 7:45 and they have to be out the door by 8:00 am. Once they get downstairs they are supposed to make their lunches and their breakfast.
Busy Morning Breakfast
The reality is, with less than 30 minutes to get ready, it is hard for the kids to have a nutritious breakfast. Here are a few more delicious grab and go breakfast ideas:
Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
My gluten free breakfast bar recipe is a nutritious snack bar that is insanely good. I load these bars up with protein and healthy ingredients…but don’t tell my kids!
These grab and go oatmeal breakfast bars are perfect for busy mornings like these so my kids can grab a nutritious bar on their way out the door. These bars have enough protein to keep them full until snack time.
You can even put these oatmeal bars into their lunchbox for a healthy mid-day snack. I put raisins in these oatmeal bars, but you can use any dried fruit.
**Baker’s TIP: Make a double batch and freeze the extras. They defrost quickly for when you need them.
I would love to hear some of your strategies for getting your kids out the door for school in the morning :-).
*IMPORTANT note about oats….if you are gluten free it is critical to make sure the oats you use are certified gluten free. Oats are very easily cross-contaminated with wheat so really make sure so you stay safe.
More Delicious Gluten Free Recipes with Oats:
- Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Gluten Free Oatmeal Muffins
- Giant Skillet Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookie
Are you ready to make these bars?
- Gluten free rolled oats
- Coconut flour or tiger nut flour
- Flaxseed meal
- Almond flour
- Xanthan gum
- Coconut oil
- Maple syrup
- Chia seeds
- Shredded coconut
How to make gluten free oatmeal breakfast bars:
Add all of your dry ingredients to a bowl. Use a whisk to mix these ingredients together.
Add your wet ingredients into a bowl and whisk. I whisk everything except the melted coconut oil, then temper by adding a little warm coconut oil at a time. This will prevent the oil from cooking the eggs.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well. Pour the mixed batter into a greased 8×8 baking dish. The batter is a bit thick so you will need to use a spoon to spread the mixture around.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until done. Allow the bars to fully cool before slicing.
Can you make these oatmeal breakfast bars nut-free?
You can make these oatmeal breakfast bars nut-free if you omit the almond four and add 1/4 cup additional tigernut flour.
How do you know when the breakfast bars are done baking?
The best way to know if something is done baking is to do the toothpick test. Insert a toothpick into the middle of the bars. If the toothpick comes back clean, the bars are done baking. If there are crumbs or batter on the toothpick, they need to bake a little longer.
Fun Mix-Ins to Substitute:
You can also use any kind of nuts you like.
- dried fruit
- chocolate chips
- chia seeds
Things You Need To Make This Recipe:
- 1 1/4 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1/4 cup coconut flour or tigernut flour
- 3 tablespoons flaxseed meal
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup maple syrup, If you like it sweeter, add 1 tablespoon more.
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Spray coconut oil in a 8x8 baking dish.
- In a large bowl, add all dry ingredients. Mix well.
- In a medium bowl, add the wet ingredients. Whisk to blend
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Scoop the breakfast bars batter into the pan and press down lightly to pack it down.
- Bake 20 minutes or until done.
*Note it is very important to ensure you use certified gluten free oats!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 379 Total Fat: 27g Saturated Fat: 14g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 41mg Sodium: 76mg Carbohydrates: 30g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 14g Protein: 7g