I have some delicious Oatmeal Breakfast Bars for you today. But I need to be honest. These were not made to be breakfast bars. They started out with dreams of becoming gluten free scones. And not just gluten free scones, but gluten free scones that had a cup of nonfat Greek yogurt in them instead of a cup of full fat sour cream. That’s a pretty tall order.
I knew that chances of scone success were slim, but I had to try. And when it comes to scones, the end result of these just was not a scone. At all. But they turned out to be VERY tasty. My daughters and I both loved them. Instead of just scrapping the recipe (and because I knew I’d make it again), I thought I would share it, because while they are a dismal excuse for a scone, they are a pretty delicious oatmeal breakfast bar, that is also gluten free. And kid friendly. And portable. And in my world, those are all very good things!
I have a feeling these could become more scone-like, or at least as scone like as you can be without actual flour, with more oat flour or gluten free flour, as this dough was quite sticky, and therefore a bit off a challenge to cut. I had a few nice wedges, but the other pieces just ended up being whatever I could transfer from my counter to my baking sheet.
Alert – food blogger secrets being revealed! Only a few of my breakfast items like this get the heavy dose of chocolate chips. We call those the “picture pieces”. Sorry kiddos, no 1/2 cup of chocolate chips on your breakfast bars! Just call me mean mom. Oh, no, wait, you do still get some chocolate chips, so you probably should rethink that mean mom thing.
I have a hard time coming up with something to compare these to once baked. Not a scone, not that hard or dense. Not really a cookie. Not so much a muffin, but maybe kind of a little like a muffin. Not a granola bar. I know, I’m not helping you here much, am I? But they are so yummy, gluten free, full of Greek yogurt and oats, a great start to the day. I had these last week with eggs on the side. I’m trying to up my protein in the mornings in hopes of upping my energy for the day, but I have never been able to do all protein for breakfast, this girl needs some grains.
These also pack nicely. My daughter had an overnight field trip, and I packed these for her. They are a bit more sturdy than a muffin, so they travel and hold up to a lunch box or ice chest well.
Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
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