Jessica's Nutty Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
2 cups old-fashioned oats
2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup all-natural peanut butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4-1/3 cup local organic wildflower honey
2 scoops RAW Protein - Beyond Organic Protein Formulain chocolate
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350
Step 2: Add 2 cups old-fashioned oats to a medium-sized mixing bowl
Step 3: Mash two ripe bananas in a separate bowl, then add them to the mixing bowl
Step 4: Add 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Step 5: Add 1/4 cup all-natural peanut butter
Step 6: Add 1 tsp cinnamon
Step 7: Add 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Step 8: Add 1/3 cup local organic wildflower honey
Step 9: Add two scoops RAW Protein - Beyond Organic Protein Formula in chocolate
Step 10: Mix the ingredients together and spread in a 9"x9" pan - either lined with parchment paper or sprayed with cooking spray - and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
The aroma coming from the oven was so mouth-watering. And the bars came out beautiful! The recipe made nine bars altogether.
I enjoyed a bar right out of the oven with an ice-cold glass of Blue Diamond Unsweetened Almond Breeze.
The bar was delicious! I could even taste a hint of pumpkin - my favorite flavor and why I love fall :) I also love having the addition of the chocolate protein powder, bananas and peanut butter! Oh and the coconut is a perfect touch. I really enjoyed these bars and will definitely be making these again and maybe I will add blueberries or raspberries next time. I also like the fact that I get nine meals out of these bars and will be freezing them so I can have a grab-and-go option for busy mornings/days!
I also enjoyed some Unsweetened Almond Breeze as a morning snack after cheer. I just discovered individual-sized Almond Breeze and now keep a few in my desk!
I just love the convenience of these little hand-held cartons of deliciousness and when I want some Unsweetened Almond Breeze I pop one in the fridge for a half hour :)
For lunch, my mom and I ran to the Mustard Seed Market to nosh on some samples set up around the store. One of the employees made up a salad using power greens, a pre-made trail mix, and a locally made buttermilk ranch dressing. The salad was so delicious that we bought everything needed to make the salad, except I chose the Avocado Vinaigrette from the same company because it had less sugar and fat! We also had samples of hummus, tea, chocolate pound cake, peach turnover, and cheeses. I love that everything is natural and/or organic! I also bought a spicy falafel wrap and some groceries.
It was also Free Ice Cream Truck Wednesday at work ;) One of the companies we work with sent an ice cream truck to us from 2-4PM and it was paid for! I had a bite of a chocolate ice cream sandwich. And my mom got an ice cream sundae with hot fudge, peanuts and whipped cream - it was also delicious!
For dinner, I fried an egg in 1/2 a tbsp of coconut oil and placed that on top of toasted Ezekiel bread with GO Veggie! Lactose Free Mozzarella Cheese Alternative Slices and red pepper flakes. MMM! I had to make something quick because after my Booty Barre workout I felt really gross and needed to get to my friends pool! Now I am happy to just be relaxing :)
Have a great night!