Saturday, October 19, 2013

Double Chocolate Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Double Chocolate Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
I suppose I could have just eaten the last 1/2 cup of chocolate chia seed pudding that I had in the bottom of my fridge.  But it is Saturday morning, my family is hungry and I have time to bake, so of course the natural thing is to make up a new recipe, using the chocolate chia seed mixture, hoping it turns out well.  This morning's creation was definitely a success.

These nutritious and scrumptious breakfast bars are chewy, sweet, moist and full of wholesome whole grains and healthy fats from walnuts and almond butter.  And best of all, extremely rich and oozing with dark chocolate.

Double Chocolate Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

dry and wet ingredients

2 C. organic old fashioned oats
1/4 C. ground flax seed
1/4 C. dark cocoa powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 C. chopped walnuts
1/2 C. dark chocolate chips

2 medium bananas, mashed
1/4 C. almond butter
1/4 C. honey
1 ½ C. organic soy milk
1/2 C. chocolate chia seed pudding
1 tsp. vanilla extract

In a medium sized bowl, stir together the oats, flax seed, cocoa powder, cinnamon, salt, walnuts and chocolate chips.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, almond butter, honey, soy milk, chia seeds and vanilla extract.  Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix well.  Pour into a greased 9 x 13-inch pan and bake at 350F for 30 minutes.

ready to bake

ready to eat

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