Looking for the perfect treat that just so happens to be great for pre or post-workout fuel? Look no further than these tasty and easy oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip bars. Chances are high that you have everything you need in your pantry or fridge. Join us in the kitchen for this decadent “good eat” and thank us later! Let’s cook!
Alot of things can go wrong when baking isn’t your forte. Unlike savory cooking, being a great baker requires meticulous detail to measurements. If one ingredient is off, a delicious doughy creation can quickly become a sodium-laden crispy mess. Wave goodbye to that madness! isn’t one of those
Have a few bowls? How about a Baking dish? No mixer needed! Let’s go
Keeping in the spirit of simple. This recipe does not require a stand/hand mixer. Heck, it doesn’t require much more than one could find at a vacation rental, or a hotel kitchenette. Your essentials for this recipe are: 2 bowls, a spoon, and a baking dish. That’s it!
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The stars of the show are none other than oatmeal, peanut butter and chocolate. Who could say no to any of these separately? When they are combined they are a “dream come true”. This is true for our tastebuds, and our goals.
Packed with health benefits the oats are fantastic fuel that support our sustained energy needs while also doing its part to bulk up our fiber intake for our heart health and digestive health. This mighty carbohydrate is the perfect vehicle for our dark chocolate and peanut butter. Both of these also boast properties beyond igniting our tastebuds. Some of the properties include bulked up fiber, great source of antioxidants, raising HDL and protecting from LDL oxidation, decreasing the rate at which glucose is digested = helps stabilize blood sugar.
Can we honestly say no to this treat?! No way!
Macros at a glance
This addition is proof that we can have our cake and eat it too. Based on a recipe that creates 9 servings this bar comes in just below 250 calories, 27g carbohydrates without factoring in the 2.5g fiber. Although accompanied by 12g of fat it is winner especially when stacked-up against the less fit-spired options. This would be a great occasional way to satisfy those cravings without losing traction toward your goals.
**See full macros at the bottom of the recipe**
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 25 mins
Great for: Pre/Post Workout