Made with NO butter or oil and loaded with heart-healthy grains, these frosted breakfast bars make the best grab-and-go breakfast or energy-boosting snack!
Kickin’ Monday’s butt with glaze and multi-grain at the same time! That’s called winning at the breakfast game, friends.
This particular Monday knows zero limits in the amount of breakfast bars that have been deemed reasonable. I’m layin’ down the command that we may ALL stuff our faces with our desired number of these healthy, grain-happy bars.
Yyyesss, ma’am, if a pile of healthy breakfast bars dripping with glaze isn’t the best way to face off your first day back to post-winter break-reality then I just don’t even know what is.
Besides coffee, but that one is usually a given, and the amounts I’m planning on drinking today should probably remain unspoken. Along with the amount of these bars I’ve ALREADY demolished today.
Sidenote about coffee: HOW, you guys, am I going to make it through the long days at school without my espresso machine?? I’ve gotten completely hooked on that thing the past 5 weeks and I don’t even like to let it out of my sight.
Being forced to buy coffee at school is going to be an extremely rude awakening.
So these breakfast bars. I’m putting a label on them called All My Hopes, Dreams, and Desires.
Guys, they’re seriously the breakfast BOMB! Check it out. —>
- No oil or butter.
- No weird ingredients that you have to make a grocery run for.
- 25 minutes from start to finish.
- Ultimately-soft, so gosh-darn chewy, and seriously a texture lover’s DREAM because of all the healthy, make-you-feel-good grains.
- All the glaze dripping down the sides tricks your brain into thinking you’re eating dessert for breakfast.
Rachel absolutely flipped for these bars. She ate like three in the space of a few minutes and then said something along the lines of, “Sarah, you need to make more of those bars because I’m eating them all right now and then they’ll be gone.”
Hey, you heard the five-year old. Obviously I had to make more. Me and my partner then made a solemn pact to share the bars with each other but not with the rest of the family. *evil laugh*
I’m gonna suggest you take our advice. Hoard these and don’t share because they’re just that good. 😉
Frosted Multi-Grain Breakfast Bars
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter or nut butter of your choice
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9-in square baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat peanut butter, yogurt, egg, vanilla, and sugar until creamy and smooth. Add oats, chia seeds, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt, gently stirring until a thick dough forms (dough will be slightly sticky.
- Spread dough evenly into prepared pan. Bake bars at 350F 20 minutes or until edges just begin to turn golden. Cool bars completely on a wire cooling rack.
- Make the glaze: In a small bowl, whisk glaze ingredients until a thick glaze forms, adding more milk if necessary. Drizzle glaze evenly over cooled bars and let set 10 minutes before lifting parchment paper-lined bars out of pan and slicing into squares. Enjoy!
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Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
These bars look amazing, Sarah! I can’t believe there’s no butter or oil in here. ANd I’m loving the frosting on top! This looks way better than the packages bars. And good luck with school and surviving the day without your espresso machine! 🙂
Thanks Gayle!! Perfect mid-week food right?? 😀
Jen | Baked by an Introvert says
This is what I’m talking about!! I could eat these bars without complaint. A healthy, sweet breakfast is my cup of tea!!
It’s impossible to stop eating them! 😉 Thanks Jen!!
These look super healthy and delicious! Yeah, coffee is my best friend! Good luck at school and sorry you need to survive without your coffee machine!
Haha! Thanks so much Mira!
Omg these sound supreme! Lately I have been craving PB all day. Guess I should get my fix first thing in the morning.
Yes, make these and take care of that peanut butter craving asap!! 🙂
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
Man, do these look good! I love the idea of breakfast bars but don’t make them nearly as much as I should. That frosting is calling my name!
Breakfast bars are SO fun! Thanks Ashley! xoxo
Oh, these wouldn’t last long in my house — my boys would love them! If I decided to share them, that is. 🙂 Pinning to try!
Haha! Sharing these is SO hard. Just ask me and Rachel. 😉
Rachel @the dessert chronicles says
These look so so good! I am so bored with breakfasts right now and definitely have to try these!
These bars are a great way to shake up breakfast in a healthy way! 😉
Melanie @ Gather for Bread says
They look like the perfect way to get my grains in. Nom nom!
The best way ever! Thanks Melanie!!
Manali @ CookWithManali says
I wish I had these for breakfast every day!! YUM!
These gorgeous bars are the perfect way to start the morning! Love all the wholesome ingredients in here and that frosting is totally calling my name! Have a great week back at school, Sarah! 🙂
Thanks Kelly! Definitely the perfect way to start the morning off right!
Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips says
I need to make these for my boys!
Let me know if you do, Brianne!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
Sarah, these Frosted Multi-Grain Breakfast Bars look soooooo good!
Hi, I baked this bars this morning and I loved them! I subbed almond butter for the peanut butter as I prefer the former and they were great! I gave them to my mom and nephew and they too highly enjoyed them. My mom usually avoids oats whenever she can but she gobbled these bars up! And we definitely noticed that they are so satiating! I usually snack in between meals but today I didn’t feel the need to! And that’s because I only had one bar! I had to save some to have my grandmother and aunt try them for breakfast tomorrow! Definitely keeping this recipe on my book. Thank you!
Thanks for reporting back, Emie! I’m so happy to hear that these bars were a hit with your family!! 🙂