Oatmeal to-go! A great dish to make once a week for a healthy grab and go breakfast solution or just a great 'energy' bar option.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
12 servings


  • 3 cups rolled oats

  • 2 cups Irish steel-cut oats

  • 5 ripe bananas, mashed

  • ½ cup ground flax seeds

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup peanut butter

  • ¼ cup pitted, chopped dates (Optional)

  • ¼ cup chopped pecans (Optional)

  • ¼ cup chia seeds

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • cup honey


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a 9x13-inch casserole dish with parchment paper.

  2. Mix rolled oats, steel-cut oats, bananas, flax seeds, water, peanut butter, dates, pecans, chia seeds, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and salt together in a bowl; press into the prepared casserole dish. Drizzle honey over mixture.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until set, about 45 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars. Wrap bars in plastic wrap and freeze. Let defrost for 15 minutes before eating or heat in microwave.

Cook's Note:

This recipe can be modified to fit your taste and health needs. Feel free to modify, add or subtract, anything that doesn't appeal to you. I've tried at least ten different versions and they are all good.

Apple juice can be substituted for water. Raisins or prunes can be substituted for dates. Chocolate chips are dried fruit can be substituted for nuts.

These can also be baked in muffin cups.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

377 Calories
13g Fat
58g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 377
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Sodium 126mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 12g 43%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 453mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.