Simple & healthy Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal Bars are packed with ginger, cinnamon, and heart healthy oats and are perfect for meal prep, breakfast, snacking, or even pre-workout!
Tis’ the season for all things holiday related! Whether that be peppermint tea, sugar cookies with frosting, eggnog, roasted nuts, gingerbread houses, and about a million other things to enjoy this time of year. While I would love to bring y’all a healthier holiday cookie of some sort, that just isn’t my forte, so a decided a gingerbread baked oatmeal would do the trick!
I actually made these last year a few times just for myself (how selfish of me) and one of you lovely readers requested a gingerbread recipe so I figured this would be perfect! I pulled up the recipe on my phone (I use My Fitness Pal to track my recipes and eating) and voila, a simple, easy, and healthy holiday recipe!
These bars make a great addition to your weekly meal prep – eat them from breakfast with some eggs, have one as a snack midday, or they even make the perfect pre-workout snack! They are packed with some healthy carbs thanks from the oats, protein from the eggs and the oats, fiber, and full of some warming spices like ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
If you love gingerbread, check out this chia pudding I posted last year!
These are great out of the oven, especially topped with some greek yogurt and honey, but my favorite way to enjoy them is cold! I really just all food cold, but anyways…they get a little firmer and take on a dense and chewy texture that I love. Smear them with some greek yogurt or nut butter and you have one hell of a snack!
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- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an 8x6 baking dish with coconut oil and set aside.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, mash bananas until smooth and barely any chunks remain (I used a potato masher). Add eggs and molasses and whisk together. Stir in remaining ingredients.
- Pour in greased baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes until firm and a toothpick comes out clean Let cool for 5 minutes and cut into 6 squares or bars.
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