Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

By Lisa Drew Wellness

Serving: Makes 12 bars

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup organic creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract
  • 1 cup oat flour 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (I use Silk Original Almond Milk)
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (I use Ghiardelli or Hershey’s Dark chocolate chips; use dairy free chocolate chips to make vegan)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (or whichever mix-ins you’d like)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds (or whichever nut you choose: pistachio, walnut, macadamia)

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine oat flour, oats, salt, baking soda and cinnamon; set aside.
With an electric mixer mix the brown sugar and peanut butter on medium speed until light in color and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Mix in the vanilla, scraping down the sides as needed.
Fold in the oat flour, oats, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Slowly add the almond milk in a steady stream, mixing until a dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips, sliced almonds, and dried cranberries. Use your hands to make sure everything is combined.
Once dough is completely combined, transfer and press it lightly into the prepared baking dish. Bake for about 17-20 minutes until the bars are lightly golden and set. Allow to cool completely and cut into squares.
**Keep in the refrigerator in a covered container. Bars will be good stored up to 2 weeks. However, I don’t think they will last long since they taste so good!

Lisa DrewLisa Drew Wellness
Life is a journey…Live healthy along the way!!!
Lisa Drew Wellness • Comprehensive Chiropractic 2200 W. Hamilton St., Ste 215 Allentown, PA 18104
www.lisadrewwellness.com

Welcome! Life is a journey…
My journey thus far…I was born in New York, moved to New Jersey and then ended up in Allentown, PA. I come from a huge family. Thanks to my parents I have been surrounded by all types of food and cultures throughout my life. Being Dominican and Irish (amongst other nationalities) I grew up eating Latin and Irish cuisine just to name a few. Everyone who knows me, knows how much I love food. It wasn’t until I came home from college (where I gained more than the freshman 15) that I started learning more about nutrition and exercise. I have been in the fitness industry for 17+ years both personally and in business. Over the years, I worked in sales in different capacities; advertising, marketing, travel, and as a counselor at a weight loss facility. My last position as Sales Director for a gym franchise led me into my real passion, nutrition. As a mother of two wonderful children, it is important to me that I instill in them proper eating habits. I have turned my love of food into learning and understanding more about it. People come up to me at the gym and ask for advice all of the time. So, after much contemplation, I decided to turn my passion about nutrition and exercise into my career and got certified. The biggest lesson learned is that it’s not just about food but about a healthy lifestyle. My goal is to help people feel better about themselves, inside and out no matter the age. I work with children, teens, adults, and seniors. In addition, I offer specialized plans for those with Heart Disease, Celiac Disease, and Diabetes. All sessions are confidential.

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