Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal bars

I am a big believer in eating breakfast. I think it is the best way to start the day. It is even better when it is easy to grab for on the go, this recipe makes for 8 to 12 servings, (although it generally doesn’t last that long in my house).

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.

Before. Photography: Amanda Jacobson

You are not looking at this photo funny, I live in the mountains and my house is not level:) Photography: Amanda Jacobson

Coat your 8×8 inch pan in olive oil. Next, mix the following ingredients, leaving the flaxseed and water mixture to be stirred in as the final ingredient.

2.5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (regular or soy milk would be fine)
2 large bananas, mashed OR 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1/3 cup dark or milk chocolate chips

*3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed set aside in 1/3 cup of warm water for ten minutes before mixing in with other ingredients.

Bake for 40 minutes and enjoy.

TIP: This stays good in your refrigerator for up to five days making this perfect to make on a sunday evening to prepare for your school week.

 

 

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