Oatmeal breakfast bars, anyone ? Say hello, to those deliciously healthy carrot cake baked oatmeal breakfast bars ! I am so excited to add another amazing clean eating recipe on the blog to load my breakfast with nourishing food.
You guys know I am always on the run with my little girl around, plus my family in law just landed in Auckland. SO breakfast are crazy and those Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Bars are the perfect healthy on-the-go breakfast for those crazy busy mornings. I love carrot cake for breakfast – I already shared with you my carrot cake overnight oats recipe , now that’s my oatmeal breakfast bar! If like me you are always looking for quick & healthy breakfast recipe ideas packed of nutrient and flavor, this one is for you! And you know what ? you can make-ahead those oatmeal breakfast bars and store up to 1 week in a jar – or more but I eat them all in few days ahaha 🙂
SO what is in those oatmeal breakfast bars? I put EVERYTHING you need to energize your day: ground flaxseed, wholegrain oats, carrots, banana and nuts. YEP! those are Vegan oatmeal breakfast bars, no eggs or dairy in this recipe. I made us a fiber and protein loaded bar with only natural goodness. YEAH! Let’s bring dessert for breakfast and indulge on those guilt free clean eating breakfast bars. Seriously, I can eat them ALL day not only for breakfast. After 3 years blogging full time you guys probably don’t realize how difficult it is to take nice shoot of food that you just want to eat lol Really, I ate 3 of those bars while taking those pictures!
But you see I did not put on weight or feel sick – I mean my diabetes is in control even eating those bars – SO it definitely means it is good for you. As I am a blueberries lover and it is the blueberry season in NZ, I added a bunch of fresh blueberries on top of those bar – a great antioxidant top up to those vegan breakfast deliciousness.
NOW let’s talk about the texture of those bars.
Is that good?
HELL YES, it is addictive!
It is a moist carrot cake bar with a crunchy top layer made of coconut, carrots and wholegrain oats. What I love the most about those bars is the rich chewy texture. I like to eat ‘a lot’ for breakfast and I hate soft food that are eaten too quickly because I overeat them and then I feel gross. Here, the high amount of fiber makes the bars slightly longer to eat and I feel full after eating only a square – well I still had 3 square while taking the photography I won’t lie I skip lunch after that lol
I don’t know about you but when I bake something there is always an area of the baked good that I prefer. You know like for cookies, the sides are always crispier and I love that. Here, I am completely in love with the sides too because the banana tend to caramelized in this area and it makes it very sweet. But don’t be worried, if you watch sugar or don’t like too sweet food those carrot cake bars are not too sweet, specially if you are using fresh banana – I did used ripe banana and if you are like me -a strong sweet tooth – I recommend to use ripe banana to naturally increase the sweetness of the bar without adding more rice malt syrup. UGH! confession here, I actually drizzle extra rice malt syrup on my carrot cake squares 🙂
But it is rice malt syrup and it is not really sweet in taste compared to honey and it gets only 50 % fructose so it is less addictive too. Well, I need to find good excuses to overeat something, as always !!! SO now it is time for me to go, mother in law is around the house I have to be perfect and cook a nice dinner for tonight ! And if you want more healthy vegan breakfast inspiration, have a look at my oatmeal banana bread or vegan blueberry banana muffins.
WATCH THE CARROT CAKE BAKED OATMEAL BREAKFAST BARS VIDEO RECIPE HERE!