If you haven’t noticed, I’m quite repetitive when it comes to food that I love. As in, I will eat the same meal day after day until I can no longer stand it.
My breakfast is almost always the same everyday. I love the redundancy of starting my day the same way; dinner is where I experiment with new recipes!
I was on an overnight oats kick for a while and now we have my green smoothie obsession. Smoothies are great, but let’s face it, I haven’t had a smoothie in my life that kept me full from 7am to noon. And that’s perfectly ok.
I’m a small meals person. AKA I eat 5-6 small meals a day. It’s how I function best and although I'm eating so many times a day, I rarely feel so full that I’m going to explode.
You know that feeling? I hate that feeling.
Sooooo, since I’m eating a million meals a day, good preparation is key. Here’s what a day of meals looks like for little ole me.
- Breakfast - green protein smoothie
- Snack - these PB bars
- Lunch - protein with carbs (pasta, grains, bread, you get it)
- Snack - carrots and hummus
- Dinner - protein with veggies and less carbs than lunch
- Dessert - half of an apple and PB (or an ice cream sandwich because I LOVE)
That's my normal eating schedule. Of course, I have days that don't follow this schedule, but this is it for the most part!
These PB bars are my weakness. They are so good and I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to have these in my life! You’ve probably seen these made as balls, but I much rather these in bar form.
I like to make these PB breakfast bars on Sunday and this recipe will last me for a week. If I’m giving some to Kato I may double the recipe 😉
No Bake Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- ½ - ¾ cup peanut butter (or almond, cashew, whatever damn butter you choose)
- ¼ cup local honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ - ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Optional (but encouraged) ¼ cup dark chocolate
- In a food processor, pulse the old fashioned oats for a few seconds. This is optional, but I love the smaller pieces!
- Pour the oats into a medium mixing bowl and add in peanut butter, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon.
- Stir to combine all of the ingredients. It will be dry and crumbly.
- In a 8x8 baking pan, add a sheet of parchment paper and then dump the mixture into the pan.
- Press mixture into pan using a spatula or your hands.
- Let harden in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Melt dark chocolate in a small bowl and then drizzle over bars.
- Chill again until chocolate is set. And then cut into 16 squares. I usually have 3 or 4 at a time as a snack 😁