These baked oatmeal bars could almost pass as cake, but they're way healthier. Loaded with whole grain oats, plus mixed berries and a bit of pure maple syrup to add sweetness without a ton of sugar, they're the perfect grab-and-go breakfast before work or school.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
8 hrs 10 mins
total:
8 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
12 2x2-1/2-inch bars
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine oats and milk in a large bowl or measuring cup. Cover and let soak in the refrigerator until much of the milk is absorbed, at least 8 hours and up to 12 hours.

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.

  • Stir egg, maple syrup, oil, vanilla extract, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt into the soaked oats until well combined. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan. Top with mixed berries.

  • Bake the oatmeal until it springs back when touched, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Cut into twelve 2x2-1/2-inch bars. Loosen and remove with a flexible spatula. Serve warm.

Cook's Notes:

Use frozen berries if preferred.

Make ahead tip: Wrap airtight and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat the bars in the microwave for about 40 seconds.

Nutrition Facts

220 calories; protein 6.1g; carbohydrates 31g; fat 8.2g; cholesterol 34.3mg; sodium 209.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2019
Needs something else. By itself it tastes like it is missing something. So I added vanilla yogurt with maple syrup as a dip with the berries in addition to low fat cream cheese lemon drizzle over the top of the bars. That was very nice. I got many complements on it Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/13/2018
Would not make again can t figure out how you would be grab and go. They fell apart texture not cake like at all Read More
3 Ratings
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2018
First time for the mixed berry blend with oatmeal and it is delicious. It is on the menu for all the time! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
03/13/2018
Would not make again can t figure out how you would be grab and go. They fell apart texture not cake like at all Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2019
Needs something else. By itself it tastes like it is missing something. So I added vanilla yogurt with maple syrup as a dip with the berries in addition to low fat cream cheese lemon drizzle over the top of the bars. That was very nice. I got many complements on it Read More
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