Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tri-Life: PB Oatmeal Bar Recipe by Kelly the Culinarian

Asked Kelly the Culinarian to share another recipe with the site and thought this one was perfect as it is easy to prep great for people on the go. Thanks Kelly for sharing another yummy recipe with us!

Also, Kelly recently completed her first Half IM (Racine 70.3) BOOM!  --> Read her race report HERE!



Cooking with Kelly: Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars Recipe

Now that I'm heading to the gym most mornings, I wanted a breakfast that was easy, didn't require reheating and traveled well. Bonus points for being low calories and kind of healthy.

And since we all know I love peanut butter and oatmeal independently, it's only a wonder that it took me so long to put them together in baked form.

These peanut butter oatmeal bars are perfect for breakfast on the go. They're about 150 calories per square, so I round my breakfast out with a couple of pieces of fruit.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars Recipe

1 1/2 cups quick oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup skim milk
2 egg whites, beaten
1 banana, mashed
1/4 cup natural creamy peanut butter

Mix together the oats, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, whisk together the vanilla, milk, egg whites, banana and peanut butter. Add to the dry ingredients, then place in a greased 8 x 8 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 22 minutes or until the edges are brown.

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